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Conservatory insulation: Too Cold In Winter? Too Hot in Summer?

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Do you find that uncomfortably hot or cold temperatures mean that you aren’t using your conservatory as much as you’d like?


In days gone by, you would often hear people complaining that they weren’t able to use their conservatories as much as they had imagined they would because they were too hot in summer and too cold in winter for comfort. As soon as the sun came out, the room would rapidly overheat and in winter, would feel unbearably chilly and be very expensive to heat. Now it’s easy to solve the problem by installing an insulated roof, allowing you to enjoy your extra space at any season and whatever the weather.

Why does the temperature in a conservatory fluctuate so much?

When conservatories first became a popular option during the 1970s, the roofs were usually constructed from thin polycarbonate sheets. This material is cheap and allows in plenty of light but isn’t thermally efficient - not only can it not cope with fluctuations in temperature, but it can also make the problem worse.

When the sun’s shining, the room will often become uncomfortably hot. And when the weather turns cold, conservatories with thin polycarbonate roofs are very expensive to heat as they allow so much warmth to escape. Soft furnishings such as solar blinds and thick curtains will lessen the problem to a certain degree but to ensure that your conservatory is an appealing space to use all year round, an energy-efficient replacement roof is the best solution.

At Bergson & Eaton, our replacement roofs mean that you don't have to suffer any longer. A high performance, insulated roof is the ideal way to give your conservatory an elegant new appearance and a new lease of life. We offer two solutions to customers wishing to replace their conservatory roof: a tiled roof and an insulated replacement conservatory roof. Let’s take a closer look at these options.

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Insulated Replacement Conservatory Roof

If you want to improve the thermal efficiency of your conservatory while allowing natural light to flood in, our insulated replacement conservatory roof service offers a quick and fuss-free solution. Your insulated roof will be constructed from thermally efficient materials, saving you money on your energy bills and increasing the value of your property. If you’re dreaming of relaxing evenings gazing up at the stars, we can construct a so-called “hybrid roof” with shaped panels of the latest high tech glass combined with panels of insulating material. This allows you to direct the light to where you most need it and spotlights can also be added at the design stage. The installation process is much less disruptive than you might expect: the whole process can be completed within just a few days. The overall aesthetic of your conservatory won’t be affected but the comfort levels will be vastly improved.

Lightweight tiled roof

A lightweight tiled replacement roof solves many of the problems experienced by conservatories with polycarbonate roofs, ensuring that the room is always comfortable to use whether on a sunny summer day or in the depths of winter. We’ll design your tiled roof so that it blends in almost undetectably with the architectural style of your property. A tiled replacement roof really transforms a conservatory, giving it a far more substantial appearance that’s very similar to an orangery, and is an investment that will enhance the visual appeal and value of your home. An extension with a tile roof is sometimes referred to as a conservatory/orangery hybrid, offering as it does the advantages of both. The solid roof makes it a cosy space for relaxing or entertaining family and friends while the large expanses of glass make the most of lovely garden views. You also have the option of adding a stylish roof lantern, allowing a view of the sky and optimising the natural light.

Replacement conservatory roofs by Bergson & Eaton

At Bergson & Eaton, we have a wealth of experience in designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke replacement conservatory roofs to suit any style of property, whether contemporary or traditional. To find out more or to arrange a visit, please don't hesitate to call in to our Aylesbury showroom, where our team of experts will be happy to advise you. Alternatively, please fill in our online contact form with your details and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Topics: Conservatories, Design, Home Improvements, Replacement Roofs, Roofs