You love your conservatory. You love the sunlight streaming through in summer. This warms everything to approximately the same temperature as the inside of your oven. Or maybe not. Maybe you love it in the winter, snuggling under a blanket with a good book and a cup of tea, your teeth chattering uncontrollably whilst your breath curls in columns above your head. Maybe not that so much either.
Wouldn’t it be nice to spend time in your conservatory comfortably, all the year round without worrying about extreme temperatures? Conservatory roof insulation is an effective, cost-efficient way to help regulate the temperature of your space so you can enjoy it in any season.
Conservatory roof insulation is used to control the flow of heat into and out of your home. The conservatory roof insulation helps the room hold warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer. It is the perfect solution. So, before we talk about insulation, we need to talk about heat.
Heat is generated not only by your home’s heating system but also by people, pets, appliances and light fixtures. No matter the source, it moves around your home by one of three principles. The first is radiation. Radiant heat moves in the form of waves. This is the kind of heat you feel when you stand close to a fireplace or hold your hand over a lit candle. The second principle is convection. Convection occurs when warm air and cool air begin to move in a cycle—the warm air rises, the cool air falls. This is why a radiator pulls cool air in from the bottom and pumps warm air out from the top. The third principle is conduction. Conduction occurs when an object comes in contact with a heated surface. Frying an egg uses conduction heat.
Heat and your home
Heat always moves from warm areas to cool areas. When the weather is warm outside, heat moves through the walls, windows and foundation into your home. This is called heat gain. During winter months, the warm air from your heating system passes through walls and windows to the outside. This is called heat loss.
If you don’t have conservatory roof insulation, you will face uncontrolled heat gain and heat loss. This not only makes your conservatory too hot in summer and too cold in winter, but it can really cost you on utility bills because your HVAC system will have to work overtime to make up the difference.
The insulation solution
Conservatory roof insulation helps slow the movement of heat through the room. It works to prevent heat loss in the winter, keeping more warm air inside your conservatory. In addition to that, it also helps to limit heat gain in the summer, holding cooler air inside your home.
With a properly planned and professionally installed conservatory roof insulation scheme, your conservatory will become a comfortable, year-round space.