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Internal Conservatory Roof Insulation: What Are My Options?

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A conservatory is defined as ‘a room with a glass roof and walls, attached to a house at one side.’ Once used for growing tropical plants and fruits, modern conservatories have a far broader appeal, and can be constructed to suit a wide range of purposes.

You might use your conservatory as a dining room, home office or simply some extra living space. Internal conservatory roof insulation means you can use it however you please, whenever you please!

There are many different types of conservatories available to choose from, but all must meet the UK’s legal definition – they must be ‘a building constructed of at least 50% side walls and 75% roof area with translucent glass or polycarbonate glazing’.

This high percentage of glazing often means the conservatories get uncomfortably hot during the Summer months, and unbearably chilly in the Winter. One way to combat this problem is with internal conservatory roof insulation, which can help to maintain a consistent temperature, no matter what the weather does!

Whether you call it a conservatory, an orangery, a garden room or even a sun room, there’s no doubt that conservatories are growing in popularity across the UK.

A far cry from the UPVC models of the 1980s, the advent of better materials and more stylish designs has ensured that today’s conservatories are a thing of beauty. They allow you to enjoy your garden all year round, adding a light and airy feel to your home as well as significant value.

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We know it can be pretty confusing looking at all the different types available, which is why we have created this brief guide to the different types of conservatory available, to help you choose the right one for your home!

Your Conservatory – Which Type Will You Go For?

There are many different types of conservatories to choose from, and the type you select will depend on factors such as your personal tastes, as well as your budget.

We know it can be pretty confusing looking at all the different types available, which is why we have created this brief guide to the different types of conservatory available, to help you choose the right one for your home!

  • Victorian – This is a very popular style with a bay front, pitched roof and ornate roof ridge
  • Edwardian/Georgian – Similar to Victorian, this has a rectangular shape and flat front
  • Lean-to – One of the most simple styles, good for a tight budget
  • Gable – Instead of a sloping roof, the upright roof gives this conservatory more height
  • T-Shape – This conservatory is excellent if you have plenty of outside space as the central projection usually extends across your home’s width
  • P-Shape – A mix of lean-to and Edwardian/Victorian. An excellent choice for those seeking extra living space
  • Orangery – The showiest of conservatories, this is an eye-catching choice that’s a cross between a conservatory and an extension
  • Tiled roof – This is more like an extension, with a tiled roof rather than a glass one
  • Lantern roof – Adding a ‘lantern’ style roof creates light and space and is popular for orangeries

Ultimately the decision is yours, but it’s well worth spending some time thinking about which type of conservatory is best for your home.

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Internal conservatory roof insulation can help you to achieve both of these aims, as well as providing privacy from neighbours; particularly beneficial if you plan to use your conservatory all year round

Factors You Really Should Think About!

In order to choose the right conservatory for your needs, it’s a good idea to think about the following factors:

  • Your budget – How much can you afford to spend?
  • How will your conservatory be used?- Will it be used as a garden room only? In this case, a basic style may suffice
  • When will you use your conservatory?- A simple style may be best if you only plan to use it during the summer months. If you’ll use it as extra living space throughout the year then you’ll need to consider the style, construction and size a lot more carefully.
  • The materials used – This will affect the warmth of your conservatory. Adding more brickwork helps a conservatory to feel more like part of your home, whilst using just glass can make it feel very hot in summer and cold in winter (although internal conservatory roof insulation is always an option).
  • The type of glass you use – There are several different types to choose from, each with their own positives and negatives, such as tinted glass, thermally efficient glass, self-cleaning glass etc.

You’ll also want to think about the materials used for window frames and doors. Whilst UPVC is an ever-popular choice, aluminium or wood are also possibilities and can help your conservatory to appear more stylish.

Choosing Between Conservatory Roof Covering Ideas

There are two main reasons for adding a roof cover to your conservatory: avoiding the glare of the sun, and regulating temperature.

Internal conservatory roof insulation can help you to achieve both of these aims, as well as providing privacy from neighbours; particularly beneficial if you plan to use your conservatory all year round.

Heat from the sun intensifies when it passes through conservatory glass, which can cause sunburn, and raise the temperature to uncomfortable levels.

Of course, if you use your conservatory all year round then ensuring it stays warm in Winter is just as important. The right internal conservatory roof insulation traps internal heat in Winter, and blocks hot air from entering the building in Summer.

So, what are your options when it comes to roof coverings for your conservatory?

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When it comes to insulating your conservatory, our expert installers have got it covered. We use the multi-foil insulation system, once used by NASA on the Apollo space missions

Conservatory Roof Insulation Options

Internal conservatory roof insulation is the best option when it comes to covering your conservatory roof. You’ll be assured of protection from the sun, temperature consistency, and total privacy too. But how does internal conservatory roof insulation actually work in practice?

Well, first we fill the space between your roof rafters with insulating material, which traps in heat, whilst allowing the building to breathe. Then there are two options: either you can have a new ceiling applied on top or boarding can be applied to cover the insulation completely.

This blocks light from coming in through the roof, making your conservatory a more relaxing place to spend time, and also provides you with total privacy.

Conservatory Insulation Keeps Your Conservatory Cosy!

When it comes to insulating your conservatory, our expert installers have got it covered. We use the multi-foil insulation system, once used by NASA on the Apollo space missions.

The way we see it: if it’s good enough for NASA, it’s good enough to keep your conservatory cosy!

This innovative insulation prevents up to 91% of heat loss through your conservatory roof, and when you consider that your conservatory is more likely to lose heat than any other room in your home, it’s easy to see how savings on your energy bills could soon add up.

It’s also at least 50% cheaper to install this type of insulation than purchasing a new roof for your conservatory as well.

Installing roof insulation in your conservatory can help to keep it a consistent temperature, and take back control of your comfort-regardless of the weather outside

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Not only will you save money on energy bills, enjoying comfortably temperatures all year round, you will also be protecting your conservatory from structural damage, which could save you even more money in the long run

What Happens if You Don’t Insulate Properly?

Moisture build up, condensation and mould are more often than not the results of poor insulation in your home. These issues won’t only affect your property; they could even impact your family’s health if left unresolved long-term!

Home Logic Conservatory Insulation works to reduce the build-up of damp, whilst protecting your conservatory from the elements.

Not only will you save money on energy bills, enjoying comfortably temperatures all year round, you will also be protecting your conservatory from structural damage, which could save you even more money in the long run.

Benefits of Internal Conservatory Roof Insulation

Installing insulation in your conservatory is a project that’s not to be undertaken lightly, and it can be helpful to find out more about the benefits that roof insulation can have, before committing to such a large purchase. Here are just a few of those brilliant benefits:

Enjoy Your Garden All Year Round

Many people use their conservatory in the Winter months as a way to enjoy the garden, even when it’s cold outside.

During the Spring and Summer, those who suffer from hay fever, or burn easily in the hot sun, can still enjoy the great outdoors, as the conservatory is the perfect go-between, with plenty of natural light, and the backdrop of the garden.

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Installing roof insulation in your conservatory can help to keep it a consistent temperature, whatever the weather.

Enjoy Extra Living Space

It’s quite common to use your conservatory as an extra room, particularly if your home is rather small.

You could use it as a living space, home office, dining room or even a playroom for the kids. Ensuring it is properly insulated means you can use the extra space all year round in comfort.

Boost Your Mood with Natural Light

One of the best things about conservatories is the huge amount of natural light that they enjoy. This natural light not only boosts your mood, but it can help you to absorb more vitamin D from the sun’s rays too!

The natural light in a glass conservatory ensures it’s an ideal space for working in, as it can help you to stay motivated, and fight off that mid-afternoon slump.

Add Significant Value to Your Home

Building a conservatory can actually add significant value to your home, although the value added will depend on the type of conservatory you choose, as well as the roof you add – not to mention how well insulated it is overall.

Most of us would rather move into a home that already has a conservatory, rather than build one ourselves.

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Enlist the Help of the Experts!

Our trusted team of specialists have years of industry experience, and are on hand to help you with your internal conservatory roof insulation decision.

If you’d like more information about any of the options available to you, or if you have any questions about conservatory insulation, you can contact us at any time.

Our expert advisors are on hand during normal working hours, and we offer no-obligation advice. Just call us on 0800 1700 636. If you’d prefer to email us, you can do so at survey@homelogic.co.uk for answers to all of your questions.