What’s Stopping You Getting a Conservatory?

There are many reasons to get a conservatory added to your home, but for many people, there’s still something that is holding them back from taking the plunge – after all, they are an investment; you want to make sure that you’re 100% sure that you’re making the right decision!

Here at Sentinel Solid Roof, we’ve heard it all; the reasons, the excuses and the delaying tactics that are stopping people from enjoying the benefits of a conservatory within their home. Which one of these committing to having a conservatory installed?

“It will be too hot in summer/too cold in winter”

One thing that many people worry about is how conservatories fare in the extreme seasons – mainly the heat of summer and the cold days of winter. There always seems to be someone who knows someone else with a conservatory who doesn’t use it in the depths of winter, simply because the room has become too cold to venture into.

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However, this all depends on how your conservatory is constructed, and more importantly what features it has installed. If a conservatory doesn’t have double glazing installed, and some form of heater, of course it’s going to get cooler in winter – but so do other rooms in the home if you don’t have the heating turned on.

In the summer, it can all depend on which way you garden is facing as to how hot it can get inside your conservatory. If your garden is generally in the blazing sun all summer round, your conservatory is going to get hot, but this can be easily combatted by keeping those large conservatory doors open, as well as installing blinds which keep the sun away from the interior!

Don’t fret about those hot or colder seasons – there are ways in which you can combat both extremes really easily!

“They Won’t Match the Exterior of My Home”

The other main reason that puts people off having a conservatory built for their home is that they are worried that the structure will look completely out of place with the rest  of the exterior of their home.


There are some conservatories out there that stick out like a sore thumb, but generally speaking, a good conservatory designer will take into account how the exterior of the home will look and use materials and colours to match, so that the conservatory fits in seamlessly with the rest of the building.

Gone are the days when conservatories were places that could only be used during the cooler, milder months and look like they’re just stuck onto the side of your home – they’re a perfect addition to any building, especially for those homeowners who are looking for a great way to extend their home and get a little more space!

If you’d like to find out how Sentinel Solid Roof can help you with your conservatory roofing needs, feel free to get in touch with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help you out.