It is a commonly acknowledged fact that conservatories in the winter months can produce many different challenges. This is especially true when you bring wooden conservatory frames into the picture.
Luckily, there are various tips and techniques you can implement to mitigate the harsh affects winter can have on your conservatory and even your wooden windows and doors.
Everyone knows we offer bespoke joinery in Derbyshire however we also offer a diverse and dynamic range of conservatories. Because of this we thought it would be of paramount importance to highlight some of the beneficial ways you can winter proof your conservatory this winter.
It might not surprise you to know that you should heat up your conservatory in the winter and one of the best ways to do this is with a radiator.
Depending on your gas central heating system, you might not be able to install a heater in your wall. However, the preferred method is having a heater that can be easily plugged into a power socket and maneuvered around your conservatory. These radiators are usually cheaper and just as effective as other forms of heating.
It is not all sunshine and rainbows however, whilst you are heating up your conservatory you will want to control the temperature of the building. If your conservatory gets too warm, it can end up doing more harm than good. This is because when the outside of the conservatory is very cold and the inside is very warm, it can result in the formation of various moulds.
Pay Attention to Glazing
Whilst this one is not quite our forte, you will want to pay particular attention to the glazing on your windows. Glass is not the best at holding heat to begin with and if they are not glazed appropriately, this becomes all the more evident.
Don’t Forget About Your Wooden Flooring
Whilst some would argue the most effective way of winter proofing your wooden floor is to install under floor heating. But this is only realistic if you happen to have the money.
The only other way to keep your floor warmer is to scatter the floor with warm rugs and carpets.
Blinds, Drapes and Throw Overs
Blinds not only allow sufficient levels of light into your conservatory but they are surprisingly a fantastic source of installation.
When you open the blinds, they act as a magnifying glass producing heat all around your living space. Accompanying this is the fact that it minimises draughts.
Blankets are also handy to have over surfaces and sofas as this takes the edge off the cold surfaces.
If you have any other questions regarding winter proofing your conservatory this winter, be sure to contact us.
Also, if you are considering spicing up your conservatory with one of our products such as our fantastic Accoya windows, we will be able to help you out.