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Insulated Conservatory Roof – Everything You Need To Know

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Conservatories are well known for being cold in the winter and hot in the summer. This means that many conservatories are only actually usable for a few months each year. Wouldn’t it be great if you could transform your conservatory into a versatile space that you can enjoy year round, whatever the weather?

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about installing an insulated conservatory roof, from the different options for insulation to the benefits and risks of deciding to install conservatory roof insulation.

Help – My Conservatory Is Too Cold!

Whether you’ve invested in a new conservatory for your home, or moved into a house with an existing conservatory, you’re likely to be feeling extremely disappointed to learn that your conservatory is simply too cold to use during the winter months. This is a common issue amongst conservatory owners, but you’ll be pleased to know that there is a solution.

A large proportion of your conservatory’s heat is lost through the roof. For this reason, insulating your conservatory roof is a great way to improve its energy efficiency and help it to remain warm through the cold winter months.

But what type of conservatory roof insulation should you choose, and are there any risks that you should be aware of? Read on to find out.


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How Do I Insulate My Conservatory Roof?

If you’re struggling with a cold conservatory during the winter months, you may be wondering what types of conservatory roof insulation are available. There are three main types of conservatory roof insulation:

Let’s take a look at each of these options in more detail.

Internal Roof Insulation

If you’re looking for the most economical method of insulating a conservatory roof, internal roof insulation will probably be a consideration. In this method, thin layers of insulation are fitted between the rafters of your conservatory roof. This is then covered over by either UPVC or plaster, hiding the insulation out of sight.

This is usually the cheapest way to insulate a conservatory roof. This is because it is quick and easy to install. However, it is usually the least effective method of retaining heat, attracting the highest U rating of all insulation methods.

Roof Insulation Panels

Installing roof insulation panels is somewhat a compromise between fitting internal roof insulation and upgrading to a solid conservatory roof. In this method, roof insulation panels are fitted on top of your existing conservatory roof, without the need to remove the existing roof. This helps to keep the costs down, whilst increasing the heat retention and energy efficiency of your conservatory.

Roof insulation panels offer a higher level of energy efficiency than internal roof insulation. However, they do not retain as much heat as a solid roof, so your conservatory will not be as warm during the winter months as it would with a solid conservatory roof.

Solid Roof Replacement

Upgrading your existing conservatory roof to a solid roof is the most efficient way to keep your conservatory warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is because this method of conservatory roof insulation has the lowest U value, meaning that it will hold its temperature far more effectively than with other methods.

Whilst replacing your existing conservatory roof with a solid roof is likely to be the costliest option of conservatory roof insulation, it is also the most effective. This means that not only will you gain a versatile space that you can use throughout the year, but you will also save money on your energy bills.

Benefits of insulating a conservatory roof

Benefits Of Insulating A Conservatory Roof

Many people wonder what is the benefit of insulating a conservatory roof – surely conservatories are created fit for purpose and shouldn’t require any additional insulation? Let’s take a look at the benefits of conservatory roof insulation.

Improved Heat Retention

The truth is that many conservatories, especially those that are older, are not very energy efficient. A large amount of heat is lost through the roof of the conservatory, leaving it cold during the winter months. Whilst it can be tempting to install electric heaters to warm up your conservatory, you’ll quickly notice the sharp increase in your energy bills.

The best way to keep your conservatory warm in the winter is to insulate its roof. Not only will this create a space that you can use year-round and help to keep your energy bills low, but it will also help to lower your carbon emissions – something that is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

Avoid Over-Heating

Conservatory roof insulation won’t just help to keep your conservatory warm in the winter either; it can also help to keep your conservatory cool during the summer months. This is because installing an insulated conservatory roof helps to prevent the outdoor weather from impacting the temperature of your conservatory, so that it can maintain a consistent temperature whatever the weather.

Improved Sound Insulation

Outside noise such as wind, rain and traffic can be amplified inside a conservatory. Installing roofing insulation can help to reduce this noise level, enabling you to enjoy your conservatory in peace and quiet.

Increase The Value Of Your Home

Conservatories are notorious for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. This can lead to many home buyers favouring properties that are extended rather than those with a conservatory. An insulated conservatory roof can increase the value of your home by making it more appealing to buyers. After all, you’re creating a new versatile room in your home that can be used all year round.


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Does Insulating A Conservatory Roof Work?

Insulating your conservatory roof is one of the most effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of your conservatory, keeping it warm through the winter months and preventing over-heating during the summer. This can help to reduce your energy bills, as well as your carbon footprint. But how effective is conservatory roof insulation in the real world?

The effectiveness of your conservatory roof insulation will depend on the type of insulation that you choose. Whilst any type of insulation is likely to increase the energy efficiency of your conservatory, there are some methods that are more effective than others.

For example, fitting internal insulation panels to your conservatory roof is a low cost method that will slightly increase the energy efficiency of your conservatory. Roof insulation panels will have a more considerable effect, at a higher price point.

However, if you’re looking for maximum impact, upgrading your conservatory roof to a solid roof is the answer. Whilst the cost will come in at slightly higher than roof insulation panels, the reduction in your energy bills is likely to be significant. You’ll gain a versatile room that you can enjoy year round, whatever the weather.

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The Secret To Keeping Your Conservatory Warm Through The Winter

There are many different ways to insulate a conservatory roof, each with its own unique benefits, as well as risks. So, how do you know which option is best?

When you’re looking for an insulated conservatory roof, you want something that provides the highest levels of energy efficiency whilst being cost effective to install. After all, no one wants to end up paying over the odds for a substandard system.

At Pure Conservatories, we are strong advocates of the Leka roof system. This is an industry leading solid roof system that is made to measure to fit the unique design of your conservatory perfectly.

Whilst the average polycarbonate conservatory roof has a U rating of 1.6, the Leka roof system boosts this to just 0.15. This represents a dramatic increase in energy efficiency, as well as a significant cost saving when it comes to your energy bills.

One of the biggest benefits of the Leka roof system is its ease and speed of installation. This means that it is a cost effective solution that can be installed in a matter of days. You can also choose to add spotlights or roof windows to your conservatory, giving it a modern and stylish appearance.


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Pros And Cons Of Solid Conservatory Roof

If you’re thinking about installing a solid conservatory roof to increase the energy efficiency of your conservatory, you might be wondering about the pros and cons of a solid conservatory roof. Let’s take a look at both the advantages and disadvantages, to help you to make an informed decision about the right way forward for your conservatory.

Advantages Of Solid Conservatory Roof Installation

The advantages of upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof are extensive. That’s why so many people choose this option for insulating their conservatory roofs. Here are some of the advantages of installing a solid roof of your conservatory:

  • Transform your conservatory into a versatile room
  • Keep your conservatory warm during the winter months
  • Prevent over-heating during summer
  • Outstanding energy efficiency – the Leka system provides a U rating of just 0.15
  • Reduce exterior noise such as rain, wind and traffic
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Potential to install spotlights and roof windows to increase the aesthetics of your space

Disadvantages Of Solid Conservatory Roof Installation

Whilst there are many advantages of installing a solid conservatory roof, it’s important to note that there are some disadvantages that you should be aware of. Here are the disadvantages of upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof:

  • Typically more expensive than installing internal conservatory insulation panels
  • Reduced light entering the conservatory
  • Not all solid roofs are created equal, so you’ll need to ensure that you’re choosing a high quality roof system

How Much Does It Cost To Put A Warm Roof On A Conservatory?

If you are thinking about upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof, you will probably be wondering just how much money you need to put aside for the work to be completed.

It’s difficult to put an exact price tag on the cost of installing a solid tiled roof on a conservatory. This is because the final price will depend on the size of the roof, the roof system that you choose and any extras that you decide to opt for such as spotlights or roof windows. The higher specification you decide to choose, the higher the price will be.

At Pure Conservatories, we specialise in supplying and fitting the Leka solid roof system. This delivers a high level of energy efficiency, as well as being quick and easy to install, helping to keep the price down.

The price of Leka conservatory roof installation starts at just £5,000. This makes Leka a fast and cost effective way to transform your conservatory into a room that can be used all year round.


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Related Questions

Is It Worth Putting A Proper Roof On A Conservatory?

In the majority of cases, installing a solid roof such as the Leka system is a worthwhile investment. This is because upgrading to a solid roof is one of the most cost effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of your conservatory, helping it to remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you are looking for a way to transform your conservatory into a usable room, installing a solid roof is a great option.

Does Putting A Roof On A Conservatory Make It Warmer?

Installing a solid roof on your conservatory is the single most effective thing you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory, reducing heat loss during the cold winter months. This will help to keep your conservatory warm even when it’s cold outside, whilst also reducing your energy bills. If you’re looking to keep your conservatory warm through the winter, upgrading to a solid roof is the ideal solution.

What Is The Best Way To Insulate A Conservatory Roof?

If you find that your conservatory is too cold during the winter and too hot in the summer, adding insulation to your conservatory roof is likely to be the most effective solution. There are many different types of conservatory roof insulation, making it difficult to know which is right for you.

At Pure Conservatories, we recommend the Leka roof system. This is one of the most energy efficient roof systems on the market, with a U value of just 0.15. Not only that, but it’s high speed of installation makes it a cost-effective solution that is suitable for almost any conservatory.

If you’re ready to take your next steps towards an insulated conservatory roof, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation and quote.


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