The most cost-effective ways to keep your conservatory warm in winter

Here’s a look at some of the ways in which you can keep your conservatory warm this coming winter. 

Conservatories offer a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of your garden from the comfort of indoors. Especially in winter, these glass sanctuaries become ideal spots for connecting with the outdoors without braving the cold. 

However, due to their design and materials used - especially polycarbonate roofing - conservatories can be challenging and costly to heat during the colder months. Many homeowners find themselves closing off their conservatory as the weather turns, only reopening the door when spring arrives. Thankfully, without resorting to a full conservatory replacement, there are effective methods to keep your conservatory warm through the winter, allowing you to make the most of this space all year round - perfect when hosting family gatherings during the festive season!

Here’s a look at some of the ways in which you can keep your conservatory warm this coming winter. 

Conservatory roof insulation

One of the most impactful improvements is installing conservatory roof insulation. This type of insulation can dramatically increase the heat retention of the space, making it much more comfortable during the colder months. At Sagars365, our customers report up to a 25% saving on their energy bills thanks to the enhanced thermal efficiency provided by roof insulation. 

The cost of conservatory roof insulation varies depending on the size and specific needs of your conservatory, but you can expect a range starting from £1,999. This investment helps in winter, keeps your conservatory cooler in summer, AND reduces noise during rainy days! 

Whilst conservatory roof insulation is one of the more expensive investments on this list, it is also the most effective - and the longest-lasting. At Sagars, all our insulation systems come with a cast-iron 10-year guarantee and no ongoing maintenance costs either. Job done! 

Thermal blinds and curtains

Thermal blinds or heavy curtains can be used to trap heat inside the conservatory during chilly days. They act as an additional layer of insulation on windows and doors, which are the second main culprits of heat loss after the roof itself. Prices for these solutions can start as low as £100 for basic options up to around £1,00o for heavier-duty material with installation. Just be careful that any condensation in your conservatory can affect soft furnishings.

Use a portable heater

A portable heater can be a quick fix for cold days, ideally an electric convection heater or an oil-filled radiator, as they are more cost-effective in the long run compared to fan heaters. The cost for a good quality portable heater starts around £30, but running costs should be considered, as these can add up during the coldest months.

Upgrade to energy-efficient windows and doors

Double or triple glazing can significantly improve your conservatory's heat retention. While more expensive, with costs starting around £3,000, this is a long-term solution that reduces heating bills and increases property value.

Seal drafts

Check for any gaps in windows, doors, and joining walls. Sealing these drafts with weather stripping or draft excluders is an inexpensive yet effective way to prevent heat loss. This solution might only set you back £20 to £50 it can help keep cold winds from making it into your space! 

Transform your conservatory with Sagars!

Are you ready to transform how you experience your conservatory across all seasons? With Sagars365 conservatory roof insulation, you can keep your space warm during the winter and cool in the summer - all whilst enjoying a quieter environment on those seemingly endless stretches of rainy days. 

Request a free quote today and discover how you can enjoy your conservatory year-round, no matter the weather. Join over 4,000 happy homeowners who have chosen to transform their conservatories with Sagars365!


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