How Long Does A Conservatory Last?
A survey in 2013 showed that 18% of homes in Britain have a glass extension attached to them. There is no surprise that conservatories are very popular. After all, you can get a whole new room that will completely change your lifestyle with little hassle and at a competitive price.
The question many owners have is how long does a conservatory last? If you are you adding an extension to your home, you want to be sure it will last!
If you are considering investing in a conservatory, it’s understandable that you’re going to want to know how long it will last. Thankfully, a high-quality conservatory is not going to stop being effective a couple years after it’s installed.
Most conservatories have a lifespan of at least 10 years, although this can easily be increased with the right methods to protect and maintain your conservatory. Like any home improvement, a bit of care and attention goes a long way.
Many modern conservatories are still going strong after multiple decades, with the potential to still be efficient after 20, or even 25 years. Take a look at our top ways to make your conservatory last longer...
5 Ways To Increase Your Conservatory's Longevity
- Maintain and clean your conservatory thoroughly on a regular basis
- Replace the parts individually
- Invest in a roofing refurbishment
- Install ventilation systems that will make your conservatory more efficient
- Improve your insulation (this is the most important part!)
Materials & Maintenance
The materials you use have an impact on the answer to the ‘how long does a conservatory last?’ question.
For the roof, glass and polycarbonate are the two most popular materials. If competently installed, your conservatory can last up to 20 years and upwards. Solid roofing is crucial for the longevity of your conservatory.
Another common material used for construction of conservatories is UPVC. The technology for this has vastly improved in recent years, allowing companies to install materials that keep the colour for years.
At Pinnacle we will provide you with full maintenance guidance and the advice you need to ensure your conservatory remains functioning effectively long-term.
How Can I Make My Conservatory Last Longer?
The length of time that a conservatory lasts all starts with the effort you put in to looking after it. Here are some tips on how to keep it on track:
Regular Inspection & Regular Maintenance
Conservatories need to be maintained if they are going to last even the recommended period of 10 years. This means keeping the system clean and taking care of any problems quickly and efficiently.
Any leaks in your conservatory could cause serious problems, damaging the structure, and potentially causing harmful mould to appear. Damage to the glazing could reduce the efficiency of the whole system, and any cracks or blemishes in the main structure could seriously reduce the lifespan.
A top way to protect your conservatory is through the installation of conservatory roof insulation. This offers benefits on many levels, from heat retention to damp and condensation control.
A good insulation will stop condensation from forming, help save energy in your home, and stop your furniture from being subjected to damage from the sun. This is an all-round top investment to safeguard the lifespan of your conservatory.
Strong and Sturdy Structure
How long your conservatory will last is largely determined the moment that you decide which conservatory to have installed. High-quality conservatories, made from excellent materials, are almost always going to last longer than their counterparts.
A high-quality conservatory will have strong and energy-efficient glazing, and be built from materials, like uPVC, that will stand up to the elements for years to come.
Pinnacle Home Improvements - Experts In High-Quality Conservatory Insulation
At Pinnacle we believe that conservatories should be built to last, from the materials chosen when the conservatory is constructed, to the quality of insulation that is installed to improve the conservatory’s internal environment.
All conservatories need maintenance, but the requirements can be significantly reduced with the right conservatory materials and high-quality insulation.
If you are interested in our conservatories, we have a range of finance options available.