New year, new conservatory? 7 reasons why conservatories are a good home improvement option
As the year comes to a close, it’s pretty normal for homeowners to begin thinking about a new conservatory or at least some description of home improvement. New year, new conservatory doesn’t flow as well as the original version, new year, new me, but we’ll stick with it.
Below are several reasons why a conservatory can be a good home improvement option for you:
- Better heating efficiency – thermal regulation is improved
- It helps to reduce energy bills (significantly if you’re improving an old conservatory)
- Cheaper than moving to an entirely new home
- Add value to your new home
- Good use of the garden
- Use them all year round
- And most importantly, they look extremely smart.
Better heating efficiency
A solid conservatory roof design is estimated to be up to fifteen times better at keeping in the heat than traditional glass or polycarbonate roofs. If you look at the particular roof design in person, you may think they seem too thin to be so efficient, but in fact, it’s among the most efficient roofing systems on the market. In technical terms, it has, has u-value of 0.15. Or, to put it simply, it’s approximately ten times more efficient than an A-rated double glazed window.
Helping to reduce energy bills
Modern conservatories keep energy bill prices lower, but they can also reduce your carbon footprint. If saving money wasn’t enough, you can also look back and take pride in knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment too. After the initial investment, you’ll undoubtedly be on your way to saving money almost instantly. Not to mention the added value this gives your home if you were ever to sell it.
A conservatory is cheaper than moving to an entirely new home
If you want more space in your home, a conservatory is considerably cheaper than moving entirely to a new property.
With the rise of stamp duty and as house prices continue to sore, more and more people are looking to stay put. Instead, they are carrying out home improvements that will improve the comfort and value of their homes.
Add value to your new home.
Homebuyers are always looking for extra value, so with a new conservatory that is comfortable and well-insulated, you’re already one step ahead of the competition.
In many circumstances, people would instead buy a home with lots of improvements already in place instead of doing it themselves.
A modern conservatory is likely to push up you’re home’s selling, and therefore you’ll meet the asking price.
Good use of the garden
If you find your garden has a lot of unused space, it could be time to consider using that space for a conservatory.
Often, a conservatory is a gateway to the garden. It helps bring the outside in, and you’ll find yourself spending more time in there.
Conservatories can be used all year round.
We all know conservatories are beautiful spaces through every season of the year. However, an overheated or cold conservatory is not so desirable. Unfortunately, this can be incredibly uncomfortable, which leads us to abandon the room entirely—what a waste of space.
A conservatory doesn’t always have to be unusable in the summer months. With proper ventilation and a few simple steps, you’ll be able to use your conservatory all year round.
A conservatory looks smart
Undeniably, conservatories look smart. The extra glass allows more light to pass through to your living space. It gives any home a modern look and feel.
Now is the right time
Looking ahead to spring makes the new year a perfect time to begin thinking about a new conservatory. Enquiring earlier in the year will help make sure everything is in place for the warmer months—the absolute perfect time of year to enjoy and make the most out of a conservatory.
Elglaze is a Cambridgeshire installer of conservatories, and we are more than happy to speak to you about a new conservatory. So do get in touch today and we can organise a meeting to discuss your new conservatory.