How to Prepare your Conservatory for Winter

Do you want to make use of your conservatory over the winter? Your conservatory is a great room to entertain friends and family during summer. However, when the weather changes it can feel empty, cold, and uninviting you probably spend a lot less time there during the winter especially here in the UK.  In light of this, we thought we’d share some expert advice with you to ensure you can use your conservatory throughout the winter by keeping the cold out and warmth in. Conservatory Insulation is the answer to this problem.

Here is a list of top tips on how to prepare your conservatory for winter…

Conservatory Insulation Tip Number 1:

Reduce draughts where possible. Although this may not be extremely troublesome, draughts don’t do anything to help your conservatory stay at a comfortable temperature. Ensure all the windows and doors are properly sealed this will help prevent cold air from entering the space.

Conservatory Insulation Tip Number 2:

Older conservatories they’re more likely to have a polycarbonate roof, unfortunately, this plastic-like material provides very little insulation. This will significantly lower the temperature in your conservatory. It may be quite pricey, but replacing the roof of your conservatory with a well-insulated one may be worth the extra time, money, and effort.

You can also insulate the roof you already have with our Conservatory Insulation Kit which uses our best-selling EcoQuilt Expert Multifoil Insulation. This helps keep your conservatory warm in winter by reflecting the heat into the conservatory and preventing the cold from getting in. The benefits don’t stop there, in summer EcoQuilt Expert reflects away any excess away whilst retaining a more comfortable temperate back in your home.  This will consequently lower electricity bills as you’ll be less reliant on fans.

Conservatory Insulation Tip Number 3:

Even the most advanced triple-glazing glass isn’t the most effective at retaining heat. An insulated wall will hold heat much better. It’s important when looking at the variety of glass and the variable quality levels and comparing the cost to your entire spending plan.

If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly solution, our ThermaFrost Conservatory Roof Window Tint is made for fitting on glass conservatories. the benefit of installing window tint is that it reduces 30% of solar glare, which prevents the sun’s glare from shining off the multifoil insulation we recommend installing.  It creates an opaque finish to the roof which is lightweight, easy to install, and cost-effective.

Conservatory Insulation Tip Number 4:

Many believe that continuously running heaters within your conservatory is the key to keeping it at a comfortable temperature. However, this isn’t the correct way to keep it warm, if your conservatory has a convector radiator most of the heat will rise vertically. The glass won’t retain the heat and most of the heat you’re paying for will dissipate through the roof. You’ll get the same benefit from just using your radiators as and when you need them.

Conservatory Insulation Tip Number 5:

You can always replace your flooring with an alternative that has better insulating abilities. Adding underfloor heating is a great option to create a much more comfortable temperature. A deep-pile carpet, highly rated underlay or floor tiles can help prevent your floors from feeling so cold. For a more budget-friendly option that doesn’t require any work using a large thick rug would work just as well.

Conservatory Insulation Tip Number 6:

A simple and easy solution to add warmth to the space is by making use of soft furnishings such as blinds, pillows, and throws. They provide a surprising amount of heat retention. Blinds are a great way of helping to prevent heat loss through the glass when your radiators are on and can help stop draught from getting in. Using throws and blankets over furniture especially leather chairs and sofas to not feel so cold when you use them.

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