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Are insulated conservatory roof panels worth it?

What are insulated conservatory roof panels, and why are homeowners being drawn to this option?

If your conservatory is freezing in winter and stifling in summer, you might benefit from insulated conservatory roof panels.

However, insulating your conservatory roof comes at a price, so you’d be right to look into whether this investment is worth the cost.

In this post, we’ll share the benefits of switching your traditional polycarbonate or glass roof for insulated panels, so you can make an informed decision.

What are insulated conservatory roof panels?

Insulated conservatory roof panels simply replace your existing conservatory roof panels as a way to offer better insulation. They are often made from lightweight aluminium, packed with insulation.

The insulation within the panels stops the sun’s heat from entering the conservatory in the summer and retains the heat from within your home in the winter. This makes your conservatory more habitable all year round.

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The benefits of insulated conservatory roof panels

A conservatory with insulated roof panels

A well-insulated house is more energy-efficient, which is better for the environment, and your pocket.

In using less energy to heat your home, you reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills.

Homeowners might look at their loft space, walls, or flooring to make sure they’re well insulated.

However, many people are now investigating the options with the conservatory.

A conservatory roof is where most of the heat transfer takes place, therefore insulating the conservatory roof has a number of benefits:

  • You reduce the heat loss through the roof.
  • This, in turn, will help to reduce your energy bills.
  • Your conservatory will feel warmer in the winter and more pleasant in summer.
  • Insulated conservatory roof panels are quick to install.
  • They are lightweight, so can be slotted into the existing roof structure.
  • They also help to reduce the noise from the rain on your conservatory roof.

Are insulated conservatory roof panels right for you?

While aluminium insulated conservatory roof panels have a wide range of benefits, they can be a costly home improvement.

You can get quotes from our expert members using our request a quote feature.

An alternative to insulated conservatory roof panels is internal conservatory roof insulation panels.

Internal conservatory roof insulation panels

Rather than replacing the roof panels, timber battens are added to the underside of the existing roof structure, and insulation is slotted in. The internal roof (i.e. your new ceiling) is then finished.

This can be more cost-effective, but make sure to use an expert installer as your insulation must be breathable and allow cross ventilation to avoid problems with condensation.

Internal conservatory roof insulation panels normally cost between £2,000 – £4,500.

Another option is a new roof altogether. A new timber roof with insulation, lightweight roof tiles, and a plastered finish internally will set you back between £5,000 – £8,000.

Read our internal conservatory roof insulation cost guide to learn more about building regulations and other considerations for these two options.

Key takeaways

  • Insulated conservatory roof panels improve your home’s energy efficiency. This is better for the environment and helps to reduce your energy bills.
  • They can be easily installed within a day, fitting into your existing roof structure.
  • They make your conservatory more usable – warmer in winter and more temperate in summer.
  • They help to reduce the noise from rain or wind, which is often a problem with a traditional glass or polycarbonate roof.
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Is it worth getting a conservatory roof insulated?

Insulating your conservatory roof will help to make this part of your home warmer in winter and more pleasant in summer. Essentially, making the conservatory a room to enjoy all year round.

What insulation should I use for a conservatory roof?

If you’re having internal conservatory roof insulation installed, it’ll normally be a combination of aluminium foil and thermal wadding.

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