Insulating a conservatory roof: The issues
Posted: 7th August, 2012
While browsing the internet the other day we found an interesting article. The article discusses the apparent issues in insulating an existing conservatory roof in an attempt to create a habitable room which is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Some companies offer a solution which involves insulation and plasterboard being used to help to make your conservatory more habitable. However there are side effects which may not be obvious.
Potential issues with insulated conservatory roofs
The main potential issues the article raises are:
- There is no evidence to suggest that the process will create a more habitable room.
- Condensation - moisture can form under the glazing creating dampness and damaging the plasterboard.
- Leakage through deteriorated rubber gaskets, allowing water to damage the insulation and plaster board.
Fitting a proper replacement conservatory roof
The article finishes with: "if you want to make your conservatory truly habitable, then put your money towards removing the glazing altogether and fitting a proper roof."
This is essentially the service we provide. Our roofing system we use is the equivalent of a tiled conservatory roof. A true tiled roof would, of course, be too heavy for a conservatory to support, but our roofs are a lightweight solution, meaning you get the benefit of a real roof in a format which your conservatory will support.
Please take a look at our Tiled Conservatory Roofs page for more information, and you can read the article here: