7 Signs You Need to Update Your Conservatory
For many homeowners, the ideal way of adding more living space to a home is to add a conservatory. Since their inception back in Victoria times, the conservatory has remained popular. However, with many conservatories looking their age, when is the time to replace the old with the new?
- The glass is broken/marked/ clouded
The majority of a conservatory is glass and so its no wonder that as it ages, glass panes will be damaged. But if your conservatory has double glazed windows and they are cloudy, it means that the gap between the two sheets of glass has been compromised.
Replacing one pane is not so hard to do but if the whole conservatory looks like it needs to be replaced, why not do so?
- It’s cold/too hot
Old style conservatories are not the most energy-efficient because their insulation layer is not as it should be. Insulation not only keeps the room warm in winter (and energy efficient) but cooler in summer. Without it, you’ll find your conservatory increasingly unusable.
- Seals are missing
Seals are important in a conservatory as these are the elements that keep the heat in and the cold out. They also help the give the appearance of the conservatory being in good order too. Seals are also important for keeping the rain out too and so if you notice drips when it rains, you know the time has come to look at replacing your conservatory.
- It doesn’t feel big enough
Conservatories can take up to 25% of your outdoor space before you need planning permission although some councils are allowing conservatories under permitted developments. All of this is great news because it could be that your conservatory feels a little small for how you want to use it. Why not take a look to see if you can not only replace your conservatory but do so with a larger one?
- You hate it and don’t use it
A conservatory should be a great space for you to enjoy whether that is relaxing with a good book or using it as a dining room or playroom for the kids. But when the space is so cold or too hot or looks dated and unpleasant, then you know the time has come to invest in a new conservatory.
- It looks old and outdated
Modern conservatories look very different from the plastic boxes from many years ago. The current trend is for glass boxes with minimal fixings and fixtures. This minimal design is one that many people love, or it may be that you want something a little more substantial.
- It is devaluing your property
If you are thinking of selling your property you may find that potential buyers will reduce their offers because they will either have to demolish the conservatory or replace it to make it a room that they can use. If you are considering selling, updating your conservatory could be the factor that clinches a bigger selling price.
Why not contact the team to find out more about replacing your outdated conservatory?