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SOLVED: Damp Behind Pre-Fabricated Panels In ConservatoryBy admin
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
If you’ve waged war on damp in the past, then you’ll already know what a nightmare it can be.
Finding damp on your walls is like something straight out of a horror story, but if there is one nightmare worse than damp you can see, it’s damp that you can’t!
A damp patch is one thing, but when you pull back a panel and find hidden damp the experience can be a lot worse. Hidden damp has time to spread and until you find it, it has all the time in the world to get worse.
If you’ve recently discovered damp behind pre-fabricated panels in conservatory roofing or on walls, then addressing the problem immediately is essential.
Here’s how to get rid of hidden conservatory damp and make sure that your conservatory is as damp-free as possible…
If your conservatory is leaking, then damp is only going to be the first problem that you have to deal with – damp can lead to mould, which in turn can affect your health
Getting Rid of Conservatory Damp: An Overview
There is no single source of damp issues, the problem can stem from multiple issues, many of which can readily occur in a conservatory space. These issues can be to do with the conservatory structure or the environment in your home.
You can solve most damp issues in a conservatory by following the three-step process below, which covers three of the main sources of leaks.
Step One: Check for Leaks in Your Conservatory Structure
The first step is to give your conservatory structure a thorough inspection to check for any signs of leaks. If your conservatory is leaking, then damp is only going to be the first problem that you have to deal with – damp can lead to mould, which in turn can affect your health.
Cracked or deteriorating sealant, holes in the roof, or faulty guttering can all cause conservatory leaks, so it’s important that you fully assess these areas. If you find any sign of leaks, then it’s essential to get the area repaired properly so that the water doesn’t keep getting in.
If you’ve noticed water droplets forming on the inside of your conservatory windows, then it could be the case that condensation is behind your damp problem-in this instance, a dehumidifier can certainly help
Step Two: Assess the Damp Proof Course
The nest step, if leaking isn’t the issue, is to check the damp proof course. For conservatories that have dwarf walls, the damp proof course will be even more important.
It is the job of a damp proof course to stop damp rising up from the ground, so if it isn’t doing its job, then your walls can be exposed to excess moisture which in turn can lead to damp issues.
Any damage to the damp proof course should be repaired quickly, and if the current layer isn’t performing effectively, then it may be worth replacing entirely if possible.
Step Three: Deal with Condensation Problems
The final step is to look to condensation as a potential cause. Condensation is a major cause of damp, in conservatories and in the rest of a property.
Condensation is the result of warm air hitting a cold surface, which causes the air to cool and release water. Homes where there is a lot of moisture in the air or where ventilation is poor can suffer greatly from condensation issues.
Insulating your conservatory is an investment that will pay for itself as your conservatory becomes more pleasant to spend time in and problems like excess moisture, heat loss and loud rain noise, are reduced!
Curb Condensation With Conservatory Roof Insulation!
One way to prevent condensation problems and condensation build-up particularly, is to have conservatory roof insulation installed.
Conservatory roof insulation can regulate the temperature inside your conservatory, so the surfaces aren’t as cold. As heat can’t escape so easily, it stays inside the space, improving the comfort levels of the room and decreasing the condensation risk.
The vapour control layer of the insulation is especially beneficial, as it helps to prevent condensation build-up. The insulation can help to make sure that your conservatory stays ventilated, and effectively seals off the roof, so you’re not going to discover any hidden damp nightmares tucked away.
With conservatory insulation installed, you can lower the risk of serious problems like damp behind pre-fabricated panels and get back to enjoying the beauty of your conservatory
Insulating your conservatory is an investment that will pay for itself as your conservatory becomes more pleasant to spend time in and problems like excess moisture, heat loss and loud rain noise, are reduced.
For further information about leading insulation for conservatories, and how the insulation can help drive out damp, talk to our team today by calling 0800 1700 636, or by simply clicking the button below. We'll make sure that your conservatory is warm, dry, and a pleasure to spend time in during every month of the year!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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