Are Conservatory Roof Insulation Panels Right For You?
Poor conservatory insulation is a big issue for many homeowners. This is because the polycarbonate panels and glazing bars are poor at retaining heat, which leads to high energy bills and uncomfortable conservatories. This is why it’s so important to invest in a good solution to this problem.
Insulated roof panels are an effective and efficient way to transform your conservatory. They are quick to install and easy to fit into your existing roof structure, allowing you to keep the garden feel of your conservatory while transforming it into a usable room all year round. The panels are also highly durable, reducing noise from rain and wind.
The main advantage that insulated roof panels offer over other options is their thermal efficiency. This means that your conservatory will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which makes it a more comfortable space to use all year round. They also help to reduce the amount of heat lost through the roof, meaning that you can cut down on your energy bills.
But are conservatory roof insulation panels right for you? The answer to this depends on the situation. Firstly, it’s worth remembering that a new roof is likely to be more expensive than simply replacing your existing panels and glazing with insulated ones. This is because a new roof will include a full thermal insulation system, which is likely to require a structural survey.
The most common type of conservatory roof insulation is called clip in insulated panels. These are panels that are attached to the existing roof and have a reflective foil covering on one side, which helps to reflect the sun’s rays and stop your conservatory becoming like a greenhouse. They are usually installed by clipping onto the roof rafters and can be fitted very quickly.
However, there are other types of insulation available, which may offer a better solution to the conservatory insulation problems that you might have. For example, multi-foil insulation is an excellent alternative to insulated panels. This type of insulation consists of multiple layers of thermal wadding, foam and foil that are all designed to offer premier heat loss protection for your conservatory. It can be professionally installed and comes with a stylish plastic covering that looks modern from the outside, but is highly effective from the inside as well.
Another option is to replace the old roof with a new roof that includes an internal thermal and waterproof sandwich panel system. These systems are designed to be safe, strong and light and are far more advanced than the insulated panels that some companies are offering. They are suitable for use with existing polycarbonate or glass panels and can be used to transform your conservatory into a usable room all year round, with very little disruption or expense. They are also able to achieve very low U-values of 0.16 W/m2K, which is tenfold better than standard conservatory polycarbonate sheets. These systems are manufactured for Morespace by Europe’s leading sandwich panel makers, who have an enviable reputation for manufacturing products that are strong and lightweight, yet with impressive thermal efficiency.