Is it time to update or upgrade your conservatory?
- Marta Griffin | May 18, 2023
Conservatories were previously only used for special occasions and were definitely a statement of wealth and high-culture. Now they are very popular and you’ll see many houses with them. They look amazing in gardens with composite decking, leading from the door out in to the garden, the perfect garden party setup. They’re also no longer only used for special occasions nor are they bitterly cold even during the summer evenings – or they shouldn’t be anyway.
If your conservatory is rather old, it may show signs of needing some replenishment such as constant cold, draught, structural damage, mould and many more. A lot of conservatories built as little as 10 years ago won’t be fit for use today.
If you have a UPVC structure built at most 30 years ago, there may be something you can do to save it.
Extremes in Temperature
If your conservatory is always too hot or too cold you can easily solve this by replacing the windows with new double glazed panels.
Double glazing helps keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You will then be able to enjoy your conservatory at all times of the year.
It could also be because of glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof material. Having bright sunlight coming inside your house through the panels may appear beautiful. However, with the climate of (increasingly) hot summers and cold winters, these transparent or translucent panes in the conservatory roof are likely to make that entire part of your house useless for long periods of the year. Some people may even try to install insulation panels on their glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof, but that extra weight could be too much for the existing roof. Traditional glass or polycarbonate roofs may have become popular in the countries for various reasons, but if you’ve built or inherited a conservatory with a transparent roof, you don’t have to live with the problems that come with them.
It can be hard to improve the look of your conservatory when thermal efficiency is a key factor at hand. Replacing old outdated doors could land you an increased figure on your energy bills. To help avoid the issue of thermal efficiency, consider replacing or repairing the roof of your conservatory with the help of experts similar to conservatory roof repairs in Widnes. A conservatory can greatly improve the quality of your everyday life, while also adding value to your home, so you can sell it for a higher price if you ever decide to sell. Renovation and repair could thus, be the way to go!
Salisbury Glass has a living roof which essentially is a roof with windows in it. This helps your conservatory blend in to the rest of your home as well as letting as much light into the lovely little extension room of yours.
In a lot of cases it would be beneficial to replace the whole conservatory altogether and opt for a well-designed, structurally intact conservatory or extension to your home. To discuss you options, get in touch with Salisbury Glass professionals today to discuss what the best route is for you.