Keeping Your Conservatory Warm In The Winter
Conservatories have a reputation for being hard to heat, but thanks to advances in glazing, that’s no longer the case.
If you’re thinking of investing in a conservatory, you’ve probably got a few questions. Number one on that list is probably how you would keep your conservatory warm in the winter. There’s lots of conflicting information out there on if you can regulate the temperature in your conservatory or if it’s a lost cause. Well, there’s no reason why your conservatory can’t be a cosy, welcoming space during the colder months. Glass can be an efficient insulator – and here’s everything you need to know about it.
Windows Have Evolved
When it comes to insulation, windows are traditionally seen as the weakest link in a building. While it’s true that a window can’t offer the same kind of insulation as a wall, recent advances in technology and construction mean that they’re far more efficient at retaining heat than ever before. The key is to make sure that you’re investing in good quality windows with a low U rating. Here’s a few other things that you should be looking out for too.
It’s All In The Materials
What your windows are made from is crucial to how much heat they’ll retain. Double glazing is a must if you want to prevent any heat loss – just invest in some blinds to keep your conservatory cool in the summer.
Durable materials like aluminium and wood are great options for frames, and will help to make your windows last for years. However, a highly conductive material like aluminium will need help to retain heat, so ask your window installer about how to improve its performance. Insulated cavities will stop any heat escaping, and you should make sure that any thermal bridging is taken care of too.
Call In The Experts
It’s vital that you go for a window company with years of expertise. As a trusted installer of Solarlux, who are markets leaders in creating stunning glass extensions, we’ll be able to guide you through every step of the process, from choosing your windows to the installation.
The installation is the most crucial stage, as your windows will need to be fitted airtight to the building to completely insulate your glass extension – and to meet the UK’s strict regulations. Your Solarlux window installer will have years of experience in doing so, and you can relax knowing that your conservatory is in safe hands.
Give Your Windows A Helping Hand
There are other ways you can boost the temperature in your conservatory too. Fully insulated side walls will help to trap heat inside, as will some new flooring. If you want to install carpet in your conservatory to make it feel extra cosy, make sure that your conservatory has been checked for damp by an expert before you go ahead. A good quality carpet with a thick underlay can work wonders in your conservatory – so explore all of your flooring options fully. Of course, underfloor heating is often the best option.
Look Forward To A Cosy Conservatory
So, can windows be as thermally efficient as walls? Well, while a sold wall will always provide the best protection against the cold, recent advances in glazing mean that conservatories don’t need to be chilly, like they once were. With insulation and a little bit of heating, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your conservatory all year round, not just in the summer. So what will you use yours for?