Friday 13th September, 2013
Depending upon how old your current conservatory is, you may be considering refurbishing or replacing it. Whilst there is certainly an initial financial outlay to consider when doing this, the amount of money you'll save over the long run in heating and repairs is considerable. Also, by upgrading your conservatory, you will find you get more use out of it.
Your old conservatory is probably now too cold in the winter, or too warm in the winter. It was once an important extra living space, but now sits infrequently visited. Conservatories bear the brunt of storm damage, slipped roofs and rotting timber over the years. The longer such aspects of conservatory decay are left unaddressed, the less pleasant a place to be your conservatory becomes.
Whilst you may consider replacing damaged aspects of your existing conservatory, such as your roof, windows and doors, it is often more cost-effective to replace it in its entirety. Usually, the original conservatory base is sufficient to act as a base for your replacement conservatory. You can then take advantage of all the modern advances in conservatory materials and construction. You can replace your tired wooden frames with sturdy and long-lasting poly-carbonate.
You can also take advantage of advances made in glazing. Modern glass panels allow your conservatory to breathe, keeping out the heat in summer and keeping in the warmth in winter. Modern glass panels also provide excellent soundproofing, and glare-reduction for those excessively sunny days.
Modern conservatives are much more energy-efficient than older ones, bringing down the fuel costs of running your home. If you are considering moving house, upgrading your conservatory into something more spectacular can be a real selling-point and can add a significant amount on the sale price of your home.
It's reassuring to know that modern conservatories are designed to last much longer than older ones. If you replace your conservatory now, it's unlikely you will ever need to replace it again.
A tired old conservatory is likely to suffer further neglect and eventually fall into total non-use. Replace your conservatory now and rediscover that delightful extra living space you once cherished and enjoyed.