General

Conservatory – advantages, disadvantages and promotion

Conservatories combine comfortable living with closeness to nature. They are at the same time functional and optical building expansion elements that mainly consist of glass.

With a sunroom you create more living space, improved light incidence and a possibility to let your plants hibernate in a protected place.

The concept to add a sunroom in Cedar Falls, IA is an extension to an existing building or an independent structure, the roof and sidewalls of which are largely made of glass. In many countries, it is advisable to orientate yourself towards the place with the sun to make optimal use of the sun’s rays. The sunroom acts as a heat buffer between the house and the cold outside air when it is connected to the house.

However, it must be taken into account that a lot of heat is lost due to the large glass surface. It is therefore essential to plan and build the conservatory professionally to minimize energy losses.

Different types of sunroom

It is important to determine which type of conservatory best meets your needs. It is important to find out whether a cold sunroom or a warm sunroom is more suitable.

A cold sunroom is not heated. It is cheaper than a warm sunroom and can be used as a wintering area for plants. However, it is also not as stable and tends to form condensation and mould. You have gained an additional living area in spring and autumn, but no additional living space in winter.

The warm sunroom is also called residential sunroom, as it is heated to over 19 degrees Celsius all year round and can therefore be lived in at any time of the year. Which heating is suitable for the sunroom should be clarified individually. In any case, this home conservatory is necessarily better insulated, for example by multiple glazing. It must meet higher requirements in terms of energy savings and building permits. If you cannot decide, consider a temperature-controlled sunroom, this is heated a little during the heating season but not to the living temperature so that the plants can survive.