From snow to sweaters, there’s a million reasons to love winter, but for many people, it’s also a time of year where their conservatory falls into a stage of neglect. As the weather gets colder, those who haven’t made preparations will notice their conservatory becoming a less welcoming place to inhabit thanks to the season’s lower temperatures. This problem can be avoided if you follow these tips, which will allow you to enjoy your conservatory during this festive time of year.
Upgrade your conservatory’s glass
If your conservatory is particularly old, there’s a chance your glass isn’t even double-glazed, which is a massive factor affecting how cold your conservatory becomes. Double glazing keeps your conservatory warmer because it adds an extra pane of glass with a layer of argon gas between the two panes. Where heat would usually seep out through the single pane of glass, it now struggles to get past the argon gas, causing the heat to stay in your conservatory. Since a typical conservatory is nearly all glass, it’s important the glass is as thermally efficient as possible.
Invest in a better conservatory roof
It’s not only the walls of your conservatory that affect the temperature, but the roof is also important. If you want a roof that excels in keeping your conservatory warm, you should go for a tiled option. A tiled roof like a SupaLite one not only saves you money on future heating bills, but makes your conservatory look stylish whilst doing it. As an added bonus, they’ll offer you essential shade during the hotter months of the year. If you have a polycarbonate roof, which is typical of older conservatories, you’ll definitely want to look into changing it as they’re extremely outdated in every aspect.
Find and eliminate draughts
This is an easier fix than replacing the roof or upgrading the glass but it’s not necessarily as effective. Every little thing helps though, so it’s worth checking things like your door and windows are draught-proof. This entails blocking off any gaps leading to the outside. If gaps are frequent, it most likely means you were the victim of a shoddy conservatory installation.
Improve your conservatory’s flooring
There are a few options you can consider when it comes to flooring. On the more complex (and expensive) end of the spectrum, you can think about having underfloor heating installed but for most people, this just isn’t an option. More realistically, you could make it so the flooring in your conservatory is mainly carpet. A large rug will also do the job for less money. Hard tile floors tend to get cold more easily which makes them unpleasant to walk on and means they can negatively impact the rest of your conservatory.
Make use of blinds & drapes
If you purchase some blinds or drapes for your conservatory, it can make a world of difference. They’re able to retain heat and by placing them in front of your windows you’re adding an extra obstacle for the heat trying to escape. You can also throw blankets on your furniture to make them both warmer and cosier.
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