If you have had a conservatory extension built on your house you might find you don’t use it as much as you expected to. It is not uncommon that after the novelty has worn off a conservatory may only be used for a week or two in the year. Conservatory roofs tend to be the source of this problem.
There are two main reasons why conservatories don’t get used as much as they should. In the winter they aren’t particularly practical. Because heat rises, it immediately leaks out through glass conservatory roofs. Even with triple glazing not enough heat is kept inside especially with a large conservatory. It can easily become prohibitively expensive to keep a conservatory warm enough to be comfortable for normal use.
The other reason is too much heat. It might seem ironic that a room built primarily for enjoyment of the sun can get too hot but at the height of the summer this is often the case. A conservatory is not very different from a green house. Heat from the sun passes through glass conservatory roofs to heat up the air inside. Once that air is heated up it cannot escape back out through the conservatory roof to cool down.
Even with the doors open it can still remain stiflingly hot inside. This is partly because the hot air rises to become trapped in the glass conservatory roofs. The circulating air cannot remove the hot stagnant air trapped in the roof. There is one solution that solves both these problems of over heating in the summer and of being too cold in the winter, Conservatory roofs.
A certified contractor can replace glass roofs with properly insulated conservatory roofs. It effectively turns a conservatory into a sun room. The surrounding windows still provide all the benefits of a conservatory, allowing light and warmth in as well as retaining views out onto the garden. The addition of a insulated conservatory roof keeps in heat in the winter and shades the room in the summer. Skylights in the roof can be opened to vent warm air before it can become trapped.