Conservatory Too Hot in Summer and Too Cold in Winter: How Temperature Changes Affect Conservatories

The weather in the UK is constantly fluctuating. Currently, it’s a lovely sunny day outside and the temperature is comfortable. Yet, just two weeks ago it was snowing! Often, people sit in their conservatory when it’s warm and don’t  consider conservatory roof insulation until it’s raining and cold the next day. We can often put up with the random days of bad weather because they don’t occur every day.

But what if you could enjoy your conservatory every day of the year? What if the temperature could be comfortable whether the weather outside is blisteringly hot or freezing cold? With conservatory roof insulation, you can enjoy your conservatory all year round. Surely, it’s a no-brainer!

Conservatory Too Hot in the Summer and Why it’s a Problem

Many of our customers at Rundle and Dorey come to us looking for a solution to their overly hot conservatories. Everyone loves summer, but a sunny day can cause conservatories to heat up like greenhouse. This makes them absolutely unbearable to spend time in. As a result, conservatories go completely unused for about half the year.

Conservatory Too Cold in Winter and What to Do

Icicles hanging from gutter of houseAgain, many people are frustrated having conservatories that are cold in the winter months. A conservatory with little to no insulation will suffer the effects of the weather on a daily basis. If you live in the UK, you will know that more often than not, the weather is cold. This can reduce heat in your conservatory significantly. And if the weather’s cold, you can’t enjoy your conservatory without turning the heating up really high. Again, this creates the problem of having a conservatory you can’t or don’t want to use.

What Causes Temperature Fluctuations in Conservatories?

Obviously, the weather outside has a huge part to play in fluctuating temperatures. However, the main cause of temperature extremities in conservatories is the roof. The glass roof or polycarbonate roof structure often makes a conservatory uninhabitable. Although the advantage of glass conservatory roof windows is that you can see through them, this is somewhat irrelevant. As you may have discovered, when weather temperatures fluctuate, it can make your conservatory completely unusable.

Neither material is a suitable solution to your conservatory roofing needs because they aren’t good at regulating temperature. This is why, when it’s hot outside, your conservatory is like a sauna. And it’s also why, when it’s snowing and freezing cold outside, your conservatory is also unbearably cold. Although there are a few quick fixes for these problems, the issue remains the same – your conservatory needs insulating.

How Conservatory Position Affects Temperature

Sun glare over a field of flowersAs well as the weather, the position your conservatory faces can also affect temperature levels. So, we thought we’d outline conservatory positions and the temperature fluctuations they’re likely to experience.

North Facing Conservatories: these conservatories tend to be colder than most during the winter. So, insulation is especially important if you don’t want to crank up your energy bills to expensively high levels.

South Facing Conservatories: as a general rule, south facing conservatories are exposed to the sun for most of the day. So, this can make your conservatory too hot in summer. Without roof insulation, south facing conservatories are unusable during the summer months.

East Facing Conservatories: these conservatories face to the east, so enjoy the sun in the morning – perfect for those early risers.

West Facing Conservatories: if you’re a night owl, a west-facing conservatory is for you. West facing conservatories commonly get the sun during the afternoon and early evenings.

Of course, if you have an insulated conservatory, it doesn’t really matter which direction your conservatory faces. Conservatory insulation ensures your conservatory is a comfortable temperature all day long and throughout the year, whatever the weather is like.

A conservatory is a great way to add extra space to your home improvement. However, it’s important you can enjoy that space whenever you want to. With conservatory insulation, you can enjoy your conservatory every day of the year.

The Benefits of Conservatory Roof Insulation

One of our recent conservatory roof insulationsThere are many benefits to solid conservatory roof insulation – comfortable temperatures all year round is just the start! Why not discover the benefits for yourself?

  • Low energy bills
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Reduction in noise pollution
  • A comfortable living space to use all year round
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Adds value to your home
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Solid roof for extra security

All Weather Conservatory Roof with Rundle and Dorey

You don’t need to put up with a conservatory that is too hot or too cold. You want an all-weather conservatory that you can enjoy all year round. But how do you get one? Many people assume that the fix to a conservatory that’s too hot or too cold is to have it replaced. Not only is this an expensive solution, but it’s not the right one. All you need to do is get the right roof.

The roof insulation we sell and install has numerous benefits, the most obvious being you can enjoy your conservatory whatever the weather is like. We install Superquilt insulation that is made up of 19 multi-layers, making it the most energy-efficient material available. The installation of Superquilt will transform the comfort of your space and protect your conservatory against temperature fluctuations. Our insulation maintains a comfortable conservatory temperature every day of the year.

Get in Touch to Improve Your Conservatory

We doubt there is any conservatory style we have not successfully fitted with roof insulation. We are experts in insulation and our team of installers are passionate about what they do. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about conservatory insulation and how it can transform your conservatory. If you would like to improve the usability of your conservatory, get in touch today.

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