Is your conservatory too cold in winter but too hot in summer? This is a common issue which prevents homeowners from enjoying their coveted conservatories, despite spending thousands on their construction. In this post, PJ Fowlers of Ashford take a look at how you can revamp your conservatory, making it suitable for use all year round!
First of all, if you have one of those aluminium based conservatories which were popular prior to the 1980s, you’re probably better off starting from scratch. Tear the thing down and get yourself a new uPVC structure. The ancient style conservatories can’t really be helped much, but the later uPVC can still be revamped and offer some hope!
Glass – Technological advancements in the production of glass have allowed for considerable changes to conservatories. By using modern glass coatings, you can revamp your conservatory at the fraction of the cost of replacing all glass panels. With added UV protection and temperature reduction, new glass in south facing windows can help transform your conservatory.
Roof – Conservatory roofs made from plastic offer little protection from the elements. Whether overheating in the summer or freezing in the winter, traditional conservatory materials tend to perform poorly in our climate. Replacing your roof, with a solid tiled or a combined solid tiled and glass roof would transform your conservatory into an organic part of the house.
Frame – With changes in trends, the old style of conservatories has increasingly fallen out of fashion. Today, you can update the brickwork on your conservatory to match your house, as well as making a number of other changes. For example, for added warmth, you can insulate the existing brickwork. Alternatively, you can replace the frames for a new revamped look.
Heating – Traditional heaters as well as underfloor heating can drastically transform your conservatory in the winter months.