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Traditional conservatories are known for being colder in the winter months, and too warm during the summer. But there are ways to prevent this so you can enjoy your conservatory all year round. 
With the ongoing rise in energy prices, keeping the heat in your home is a top priority.  
If you would like to learn more about what home improvements will improve your home’s energy efficiency, find out more in our previous blog. 
To help you retain heat in your conservatory, here are some of the best ways to keep your conservatory warm during winter, so you can finally enjoy your conservatory. Even when the temperature outside drops. 

Draught proof your conservatory 

The last thing you want to deal with when relaxing in your conservatory, is a dreaded draught. By draught proofing your conservatory, you and your guests will be more comfortable, and it will prevent heat from escaping. 
A straightforward way to find out where the draught is coming from is by lighting a candle and slowly moving it around the room. When the flame begins to flicker, then you will be able to identify where the draught is coming from. 
Easy and simple methods to draught-proof your conservatory: 
• Use a draught excluder to cover the bottom of your doors 
• Install thermal blinds and curtains 
• Use a keyhole cover if you have a keyhole on your door 
• If there is a draft coming through your conservatory panels, they may need resealing 

    Add soft and cosy furnishings 

By adding a thick rug, cushions and blankets, your conservatory will appear warmer and more inviting. The addition of blankets and cushions will help in keeping you warm and cosy when relaxing in your conservatory. 
Your conservatory's flooring can become chilly in the winter, so an area rug can keep your feet warm. It also maintains a cool surface for when summer comes back around. 

Improve the efficiency of your windows 

If you had your conservatory installed a while ago, your windows may not be as energy efficient as they could be. By replacing your existing windows with ones that are more energy efficient, you will retain more heat and reduce your energy costs. 
If your windows have condensation within the glass panels, this indicates that the seal has broken within the double-glazed panels. This means that the window is less thermally efficient. 
Another thing to watch out for is the framing of the windows. If you see noticeable damage or the frames look worn, then it is time to replace them. 
We recommend that when you have your conservatory roof replaced, you also replace your existing windows with uPVC. This is because uPVC is very durable and excellent for energy efficiency. as they are energy efficient and very durable. 
When we replace your existing conservatory roof, why not consider having the windows and doors replaced at the same time? All our uPVC windows are made bespoke to your requirements, and you can choose from a wide range of styles for your new windows and doors. 

Have your conservatory roof replaced with a solid tile roof 

Polycarbonate roofs were once the norm when it came to conservatories. Now, you can choose from polycarbonate, glass, or a solid roof. If your conservatory has a polycarbonate roof, you may notice how cold your conservatory can become during winter, and how hot it becomes during summer. This is because polycarbonate is not great at regulating temperate or retaining heat. 
If you are thinking about replacing your polycarbonate roof, we recommend opting for a solid tile roof. A solid tile conservatory roof is the best for heat retention and insulation. This will mean you can use your conservatory all year round. 
At Alternative Roof Solutions, our aim is to provide homeowners with a conservatory they will want to use all year round. If you would like a no-obligation quote on a conservatory roof replacement, contact us today or fill in our online form. 
If you would like to chat with our team, call us on 01604 947 146 
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