Rather than having to rely on portable heaters in winter and blasting out industrial-sized fans in summer, make your conservatory a usable space throughout the year by installing insulating roof panels.
This option works by replacing existing polycarbonate or glass panels with insulated ones. Choose a design with a high Window Energy Rating and thermal efficiency.
Thermotec insulated panels are designed with conservatory roofs in mind. They are strong enough to withstand bad weather but lightweight, and they also reflect light around the room, helping it feel bright and airy. They are also the most effective insulator for your conservatory, slowing down heat transfer and better regulating temperature all year round.
Glass and polycarbonate conservatories can be prone to condensation as there are many points where moisture can get into the room. This can lead to damage to furniture, mold growth and even the structure of the conservatory itself if left untreated.
With a solid tiled conservatory, you don’t have this problem as the tiles are efficient at blocking out rain and other moisture. They are also a more aesthetically pleasing choice of roof, making your conservatory look like an extension rather than an afterthought. They can still let in plenty of natural light if you choose to add in some roof windows as well.
If you have an existing polycarbonate roof or a lean-to conservatory, then you can improve the thermal performance by replacing your existing panels with Thermotec insulated panels. These are a good alternative to solid tiles and offer instant improvements for your conservatory.
These aluminium replacement conservatory roof insulation panels come in different thickness options and work with all shapes of conservatories. They have high insulation and can help reduce the amount of noise coming through your roof. They also feature a solar control and acoustic layer that help prevent too much heat build up during the summer.
Other options for insulating your conservatory roof include installing window film and tinted glass. These are cheaper options that will help to regulate temperatures and reduce the glare from sunlight. They don’t however provide the same level of protection as insulated panels.
Adding polycarbonate panels to your conservatory gives you the feeling that it is an extension of your house rather than a separate structure. It allows you to gaze up at the sun during the day or the moon and stars at night.
These panels are often used as roofs in greenhouses but it wasn’t long before architects realized that they were good for conservatories too. They are lightweight and durable, and they’re also designed to withstand extreme temperatures, hot or cold.
Compared to tiled or glass roofs, polycarbonate is less expensive and easier to install. It’s also less likely to sag or leak and can be easily cleaned with warm water and a cloth. You can choose from twin-wall, multiwall or solid polycarbonate sheets and the thicker the sheet, the more insulation it will have. Polycarbonate is available in a range of colours to suit any home. It’s also a good choice for walkways, signage and swimming pool covers.
Insulated Roof Panels
A great way to reduce your energy bills in a conservatory is to add insulated panels. These offer a more cost-effective solution for homeowners than other methods of insulating a roof, such as adding cladding or laying insulating quilts on the glazing bars.
These are metal panels that have steel skins with a foam core, which helps to provide R-value and energy efficiency. They also help to improve airtightness and water resistance.
They are a quick and effective way to insulate your existing conservatory roof, and can be installed quickly without the need for removing any tiles or cladding. They keep the heat in during the winter and cooler in summer, making your conservatory a pleasant space to be used all year round. They also contribute to lower energy bills, reducing both the short- and long-term costs of heating and cooling your home.