Conservatories are notorious for not being energy efficient. This is a major cause for concern for homeowners with conservatories who are contending with increasing energy costs. In parts of the UK which can get especially cold in the winter like Durham, roofers are replacing conservatory roofs with more energy efficient options that look great too.
If you are among the 91% of people who have experienced an increased cost of living in the last year and you own a conservatory, read on to find out how a conservatory roof replacement can reduce your energy bills.
Avoiding leaks and draughts caused by wear and tear
Like many structures, conservatories can start to deteriorate through ageing and becoming weather worn. This can leave a conservatory being more prone to leaks and draughts which means that more precious heat can escape during the winter.
To help retain more heat, a conservatory owner should consider a high quality lightweight roof replacement system such as Guardian Warm Roof, Supalite, Ultraframe RealROOF or Ultraframe LivinROOF.
A new conservatory roof will significantly decrease the likelihood of draughts and leaks and, if the right materials are used, it will hold up for many years.
It goes without saying that traditional glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs allow a lot of heat to escape as it rises. This leads to conservatory owners who want to use the space in the winter having to crank up the heating and throwing away hard earned money.
As insulation is a must for so many homes, it seems strange how few homeowners consider the ways that they can improve the insulation in their conservatory.
Fortunately, good quality conservatory roof replacement systems often utilise materials which do an excellent job of insulating conservatories.
Optimum temperatures all year round
Although the main concern for conservatory owners at the moment is keeping their conservatories warm, those without a roof replacement will be having the opposite problem next summer.
Even before the record breaking temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius hit the UK in the summer of 2022, people with conservatories would often find that these spaces were too warm to use in the summer. As temperatures like this are expected to become more common, many homeowners will be looking for ways to adapt their conservatories so that they can become more usable.
With a conservatory roof replacement, it is much easier to maintain an ambient room temperature all year round. This means that conservatory owners can not only use their conservatory more regularly, but they can save money on energy by not needing to use heaters and electric fans throughout the year.
Other added benefits of conservatory roof replacement
Improving energy efficiency is certainly the main reason why someone would consider replacing their conservatory roof at the moment but there are many other ways that it can benefit homeowners.
With a high quality roof replacement system in place, a conservatory can feel more cohesive with the rest of the home. This means that homeowners will be more inclined to make the most of their conservatory and they will get more enjoyment in doing so than ever before.
From a practical perspective it can even eliminate condensation and prevent mould growth.
Both of these surprising advantages are great ways to improve wellbeing within the home.