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If you’ve ever stepped into a conservatory during the peak of summer or winter, you’ll know that its greatest feature - the wide glass panels - can also be its biggest drawback. The poor insulation can turn your conservatory into a sauna in the summer and an icebox in the winter, making it unusable for a lot of the year. But what can you do if a full roof replacement isn't in the budget?

Luckily, there's a simple solution: roof panels! Keep reading to discover what they are, how they work, and why they're a budget-friendly option that can transform your conservatory into an energy-efficient haven.

What are conservatory roof panels?

Conservatory roof panels are a type of roofing specifically designed to improve the temperature regulation of conservatories. They’re usually made of lightweight materials like aluminium with a core of high-density insulation, and are installed by fitting them beneath the existing conservatory roof.

How do conservatory roof panels work?

Conservatory roof panels come in two main types: solid and transparent. Solid panels are designed to insulate the conservatory, while transparent ones allow light to pass through. Here's a breakdown of how each type functions:

Solid conservatory roof panels

These panels are typically made from aluminium with a core of insulating material like foam. The insulation core acts as a barrier, restricting the transfer of heat in two ways:

  • In the winter, it prevents warm air inside the conservatory from escaping to the colder outdoors.
  • In the summer, it stops the sun's heat from radiating into the conservatory, keeping it cooler.

Transparent conservatory roof panels

Traditionally made from polycarbonate, these panels allow natural light to fill the conservatory while reducing heat transfer. Some advanced options come with a special coating that reflects more heat during summers while still allowing light transmission.

Which is the better insulator?

Solid panels have a multi-layered construction, which usually makes them much better at insulating than transparent panels. This translates to a more consistent and comfortable temperature year-round, so you can enjoy your conservatory in any season. Solid panels also tend to be more effective at blocking out noise pollution, creating a quieter and more peaceful space.

What about blinds and drapes?

Blinds and drapes can help reduce sun glare, but their fabric material means they won't make a huge difference in keeping the room cooler. They can also be bulky, take away from the look of the space, and be much more difficult to clean. On the other hand, panels fit snug against the window, letting in less dust and creating a sleek and modern aesthetic.

What makes Ecozenic’s Eco-Panels stand out?

At Ecozenic, we take roof panels to the next level. Our Eco-Panel System is the budget-friendly solution you've been waiting for, featuring high-density XPS insulation that effectively traps heat in the winter and keeps it out in the summer. Here’s what makes them stand out:

  • They boast exceptional U-values, ranging from 1.13w/m2k to a stellar 0.98w/m2k depending on the chosen thickness. This translates to significant energy savings on your heating and cooling bills.
  • Eco-Panels come in a wide variety of RAL colours to perfectly complement your conservatory and home's style.
  • They’re specially designed with a self-cleaning surface, minimising maintenance and maximising your time enjoying your conservatory.
  • Eco-Panels are UV resistant, shielding your conservatory from harmful sun rays and ensuring lasting colour vibrancy.
  • Their exceptional insulation also provides a significant acoustic benefit, reducing unwanted noise from rain and the outside world.
  • Unlike a full roof replacement, Eco-Panels can be installed in just one day, minimising disruption to your daily routine.
  • Eco-Panels are designed to diffuse light, eliminating harsh glare while still allowing ample natural light to fill your conservatory.
  • Eco-Panels require minimal maintenance, freeing you up to spend more time relaxing and enjoying your beautiful conservatory.
  • The superior thermal performance of Eco-Panels helps prevent condensation buildup, creating a healthier and more comfortable environment in your conservatory.

On top of supplying the panels, we also provide expert installation and post-fitting support. Our team can have your new system installed in just one day, allowing you to start enjoying its many benefits immediately. Visit our gallery to see the stunning transformations we've achieved in other conservatories!

Ready to upgrade? Get a free quote online or call us on 01202 798 666 today!

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