If you’re looking to insulate your conservatory roof, there are several options available. Polycarbonate is one popular option, but it’s also poor at insulating, so you might notice the conservatory getting colder than usual. Even worse, it will degrade over time, which can cause leaks and damage. This is a problem, especially when the weather is bad.
How thick should conservatory insulation be?
Other conservatory roof insulation solutions include installing blinds and roof draping. The costs of these solutions will vary considerably, but they can make a big difference in the heat and cold of the room. You may also want to consider installing solar control film, which can help control the sun’s harsh rays.
Foil and wadding are also viable options for insulate your conservatory roof. Aluminium foil, for example, costs PS10/roll, which is suitable for a 45m by 75mm conservatory roof. However, you’ll have to use another method in colder weather as these materials can degrade. Alternatively, you can use plug-in heaters to keep the interior warmer in winter.
Costs vary between regions of the UK. In Southeast England, for example, labour costs can be 10% or 15% more expensive than elsewhere in the country. Also, consider the cost of materials such as self-drilling UPVC screws and foil insulation. Depending on the quality, you can expect to pay anywhere between PS15 and PS60. Fortunately, this type of conservatory roof insulation does not require planning permission, although you should check with your local authority to ensure your plans are compatible with any existing planning laws.