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Energy bills through the roof thanks to your conservatory? Replace your roof

These days, conservatories are designed to be as energy efficient and affordable to run as possible. Modern materials and improved building practices mean that high quality conservatories are almost as energy efficient as solidly built homes. However, this wasn’t always the case. Older conservatories weren’t necessarily built to the same standards, and age will have made many of these less efficient buildings even more prone to draughts and heat loss.

One proven way to improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory – and reduce your home energy bills – is to replace its old, draughty roof with an energy efficient new one. Replacing the roof can have a huge impact on the efficiency of the space and make a significant dent in your monthly fuel bills, making it the perfect solution for many households.

Why a conservatory can increase energy bills

The glass, or other transparent materials, that’s used to make conservatories is not as thermally efficient as bricks, mortar or other traditional house building materials. As a result, these spaces will lose heat a lot more quickly than other parts of your property. Bringing the temperature of your conservatory up to the same level as the rest of your home will therefore require a lot of energy. This can add a significant amount to your monthly fuel bills, especially during the winter months.

How a conservatory can boost energy efficiency

However, although a conservatory can cost you a little extra when it comes to heating your home, they can also help to make your property more energy efficient, even when they’re not heated. As @EnergySvgTrust says:

“Provided they are never heated, and the doors between the conservatory and the heated house are kept shut in cold weather, they can actually reduce heat loss by acting as an extra insulating layer outside your house.”

This means that, by simply doing nothing and keeping your conservatory doors closed on cold winter days, you can reduce your fuel bills and make your home that little bit more efficient.

How replacing the roof can reduce heat loss

A large percentage of the hot air that leaves your conservatory escapes through the roof. This is because hot air rises and cool air sinks. If the roof of your conservatory isn’t well insulated, or if it’s draughty, then the warm air will disappear almost as soon as it’s been created.

Replacing the old, inefficient roof of your conservatory with a modern new one can help to stop the warm air wafting straight out of your property. By keeping this heat in, your new roof will help to make the space feel more comfortable, reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat the conservatory and slash your household fuel bills.

Find out more, or explore our range of high quality modern conservatories, by taking a look around our site today.