How much heat is lost through a conservatory roof?
13 March 2023 |Advice & Guidance
Conservatories are desirable spaces for homeowners. They can provide the extra space you need while helping to increase your home’s value.
If you have an old existing conservatory, however, then chances are it’s not quite the space you were hoping for, and it is pretty much unusable in the winter months due to the cold.
Old and existing conservatories, particularly those with polycarbonate roofs, will be freezing in the winter due to a lack of heat and insulation. And if you are still using your conservatory in the winter then it will be costing a lot of money to heat it.
The biggest culprit for heat loss within a conservatory is the roof. Typically, around 80% of heat is lost through it due to inadequate roof insulation. Conservatories with a polycarbonate roof are cold in the winter and have poor thermal efficiency.
Replace your conservatory roof to stop the heat loss
Replacing your polycarbonate or glass conservatory roof with a solid roof replacement is a cost-effective way of enhancing your conservatory’s performance and helping retain heat without needing to install a brand-new conservatory, which will be very expensive.
Thanks to modern technology, conservatory roof replacements excel in terms of performance, and you will benefit from impressive levels of thermal efficiency, saving you money on your heating bills at a time when UK energy prices are, literally, through the roof. And not only will it keep the heat in during the winter, it will also keep the temperature cooler in the summer, meaning your conservatory will be able to be used all year round.
Which conservatory roof replacement should you choose?
Replacement conservatory roof systems have developed significantly due to modern manufacturing techniques and highly durable materials.
At SEH BAC, we have several options for replacement polycarbonate and glazed conservatory roofs that will keep the heat in and provide unparalleled energy efficiency levels.
Tiled conservatory roof replacements
Tiled conservatory roofs feature lightweight composite tiles as opposed to glass and maintain your optimum temperature inside all year round thanks to providing enhanced thermal performance, with U-values as low as 0.15 W/(m²K). Our tiled roofs are available in a range of different colours and materials that will make your conservatory look like it has always been a part of your home for years.
Glass conservatory roof replacements
Glass conservatory roofs are designed using high-performance glass, combining large panels of thick double glazing to help keep the heat inside a conservatory and improve thermal performance. Our glass conservatory roofs have an advanced glass with an invisible coating that retains warmth and absorbs the sun’s rays, providing U-values as low as 1.0 W/(m²K) and bathing your conservatory in natural light.
Solid conservatory roof replacements
Solid conservatory roofs are hybrid and let you enjoy large areas of glazing combined with solid sections, giving you the best of both, and allowing you to vary the glass-to-solid ratio to suit your home’s needs. Our solid roofs combine our durable composite tiled panels with energy-efficient glazing panels to help keep the heat in.
See our conservatory roof replacements for yourself!
Take a look at our seasonal offers on our conservatory roof replacements, visit your closest SEH BAC showroom, or contact us to transform your South East home’s existing conservatory into the perfect living space with a new conservatory roof.