You are currently viewing How To Make Your Conservatory More Eco-Friendly

How To Make Your Conservatory More Eco-Friendly

We all want to be able to use our conservatories all year round, as well as to make them more eco-friendly. Luckily, we have a few solutions to help do both of those things! Making your conservatory more eco-friendly not only helps the planet and helps to save you money, but it also helps to make it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, to make it a usable space rather than just that extra room that becomes a bit of a nuisance! From home insulation tips through to resealing options, we’ve got you covered.

Get Conservatory Roof Insulation

Firstly, one of the best things you can do to make your conservatory more eco-friendly is to get conservatory roof insulation. This process involves adding layers of insulation to the inside of your conservatory roof, then securing it in place and placing insulated roof panels over the top of it. If currently you have either a glass or corrugated plastic roof, the layer of insulation can be really transformative in terms of the temperature in your conservatory. You will also still notice a big difference if you have roof tiles, although they do provide that extra bit of protection.

The insulation provided by a roof alone, particularly if it’s plastic or glass, is not enough to keep it warm in the winter, and often those materials act to make the space extremely hot in the summer. So, this is a win-win where you’ll keep heat in and save money in the winter, as well as reduce the chance of it feeling like a greenhouse in the summer!

Get Eco-Friendly Blinds

Something else that can help to make your conservatory more eco-friendly is to get blinds with insulation. Much like the roof solution, this helps to keep heat in during the winter, so you need to spend less money heating the space. In the summer, it can also help to keep the blaring sunlight out whilst still allowing light in (when you choose the right style of blinds), so that’s another win.

It also adds the privacy element to your space if you don’t currently have any kind of window covering, which can particularly help in the winter when it gets dark early on in the day. Vertical or Venetian blinds are both popular choices for conservatories, as they’re durable and are resistant to sun exposure, as well as providing the insulation element. Either wooden or PVC tend to be the right materials for this.

Reseal Your Conservatory Windows and Doors

If your conservatory is quite old, then you should reseal your conservatory windows and doors. It helps to give the whole space a bit of a refresh, it’s cheap, and importantly, it helps to keep the cold out and reduce your energy bills. In the summer months, it can also stop very small bugs from entering through tiny gaps in the sealant, again making the space more comfortable. This is something you can do yourself or if you’re not confident that you can do it effectively, it’s worth getting a professional to do it.

Image source