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Pros and Cons of the different ways to convert your Conservatory into a comfortable living space.

Are you tired of your conservatory being cold in the winter and hot in the summer? Wouldn't it be great if you could use your conservatory year-round, regardless of the weather? In this article, we will provide all the information you need about installing an insulated conservatory roof. We will discuss the different options for insulation, as well as the benefits and risks associated with conservatory roof insulation.

If you have a conservatory that is too Cold during the Winter months and sweltering Hot during Summer, you're not alone. Many conservatory owners face this issue. However, there is a solution. A significant amount of heat is lost through the roof of your conservatory, making it essential to insulate the roof to improve energy efficiency and keep the space warm during the winter.

There are now four main types of conservatory roof insulation to consider: internal roof insulation, roof insulation panels, solid roof replacement and revolutionary SprayCork coatings. 

Internal roof insulation is the most economical option. It involves fitting thin layers of insulation between the rafters of your conservatory roof, which are then covered with UPVC or plaster. While this method is quick and easy to install, it is not the most effective at retaining heat and has the highest U rating of all insulation methods.

Pros & Cons

(Pro’s = can be DIY and fairly cheaply) (Con’s = relatively ineffective with high “U” Values).

Replacement Roof Insulation Panels offer a compromise between internal roof insulation and solid roof replacement, these panels replace your current glass panels, 

This method improves heat retention and energy efficiency, although it doesn't retain as much heat as a solid roof.

Pros & Cons

(Pros = although unsightly these panels can depending on the thickness of the glass/polycarbonate provide a satisfactory level of thermal resistance)

(Cons = environmentally unfriendly, effectiveness governed by the thickness of the glass they’re to replace, overpriced due to slow manufacturing process and import procedures)

Solid roof replacement is an efficient way to keep your conservatory warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It has a reasonably low U value, meaning it retains temperature effectively. Although it is the costliest option, it provides a versatile space that can be used year-round and saves money on energy bills.

(Pros = provides a low “U” value)

(Cons = very expensive, lengthy install time and requires building regs/planning permission)

Revive's Spray Cork

This revolutionary method of insulating your conservatory, coats both the outside and inside of your existing conservatory roof with a bonded Cork thermal, acoustic coating and provides an aesthetic, acoustic thermal barrier with a industry leading “U” value.

(Pros = carbon negative, sustainable, aesthetic, super low “U” values, reasonably priced)

(Cons = requires professional install and equipment)

Insulating your Conservatory Roof offers several benefits. Firstly, it improves heat retention, making your conservatory comfortable throughout the year and reducing energy bills. Additionally, it helps to regulate the temperature, preventing overheating during the summer months. Insulated roofs also provide improved sound insulation, reducing outside noise and creating a peaceful environment. Finally, investing in an insulated conservatory roof can increase the value of your home, as it makes the space more appealing to potential buyers.

With an insulated conservatory roof, you can Convert your Conservatory into a versatile space that you can enjoy all year round. Say goodbye to the limitations imposed by seasonal changes and make the most of your conservatory regardless of the weather.

Mark Travers

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