Is Your Conservatory Decreasing the Value of Your Home?
Is Your Conservatory Decreasing the Value of Your Home? In the 2000s conservatories were a must-have for all homeowners. It was a cost-effective way to add more living space to your home. It was an easy alternative to extend a home and eliminate the need to move house, especially if upsizing in your chosen area isn’t realistic.
Fast forward to 2023 and according to Rightmove property prices for homes with a conservatory are dropping! It can knock off up to £15,000 off the average sale price. The number of homes coming onto the market conservatories plummeted by 52% between 2012 and 2022.
There are two main reasons why conservatories have fallen out of favour. Firstly buyers are concerned that they will be buying an energy-hungry home that will be racking up their heating bill. Secondly, the style of a conservatory isn’t on trend anymore and younger buyers prefer a home without a conservatory.
If you’re planning on selling your home in the near but you’re thinking you may need to knock your conservatory down first, we have a solution for you that won’t cost a fortune.
A warm, cosy, well-insulated conservatory is far more inviting for a home buyer than a cold unwelcoming uPVC or glass structure. This is why we’ve created our conservatory roof insulation kit! Not only is it an inexpensive way to update your conservatory it’s also simple to install and you don’t need any tradesmen for the job.
Here are the four ways to keep your conservatory warm throughout the winter.
Prevent any draughts where possible! You can’t fully enjoy your conservatory without keeping it at a comfortable temperature. Draughts can cause a lot of warm air to escape and make your conservatory feel very cold very quickly. Ensure all the windows and doors are sealed correctly to keep the temperature at a constant comfortable level.
There are many ways to prevent your conservatory floor from feeling cold. If you can afford it you can always install underfloor heating which will instantly make the space feel much warmer. If you’re already replacing and updating the flooring you can install insulation under the flooring you lay. Our EcoTec Floor-Foam Insulation Kit is perfect for this job. It’s installed on top of the timber or concrete subfloor and the flooring is laid directly on top. It prevents cold bridging from below and reflects heat into the room. A simple way to stop your floors from feeling so cold is by placing a thick pile rug in the room which is a great option if you’re on a tight budget.
Even the highest quality triple glazing won’t be able to retain as much heat as an insulated brick wall. If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to prevent your conservatory from getting uncomfortably warm during the summer by applying an opaque film to the glass roof. ThermaFrost is an amazing opaque film that reflects 30% of the sun’s glare and blocks UV rays. It helps update the look of your conservatory with a clean white opaque finish.
The older your conservatory is the more likely the roof is made from polycarbonate not glass. This plastic-like material provides next to no insulating properties. Investing in a new roof can be costly but when it comes to selling your home it can increase the value of the property. However, you can take the cheaper and easier option which is to insulate the roof and finish it with plasterboard or cladding. This can give you the feel of having a new roof without the expense. Our Conservatory Insulation Kit uses EcoQuilt Expert which reflects heat into the room and blocks cold air from entering during the winter. This will make you less reliant on heaters and save money in the long run. However, during the summer it reflects excess heat away so your conservatory will stay at a much more comfortable temperature.
These suggestions to keep your conservatory at a welcoming temperature will ensure that it is a place someone else will want to call their home.
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