Condensation Risk Analysis

Conservatory roof insulation is one of the most important things to consider in a solid roof conservatory refurbishment.

Homeowners tend to choose a conservatory refurbishment to make the most of the extra space. So many old conservatories in the UK lie unused for the majority of the year, because they are badly insulated. Old polycarbonate or glass conservatory roofs tend to make the room unbearably hot in the summer and uncomfortably cold in the winter.

An Icotherm Solid Roof is the ideal solution. It is a fully insulated system with cross ventilation to maintain comfortable temperatures, whilst removing the possibility of condensation.

Ventilation to Minimise Condensation

Icotherm Solid Roof is a warm roof that has been specially designed so that air can flow in over the eaves and flow out through the ridge.

The majority of new homes with warm roofs have built-in eaves and ridge ventilation. It’s a proven method that Icotherm has replicated in its solid conservatory roof. The system is highly effective in preventing condensation where warm internal air meets cool external air.

Icotherm Solid Roof exceeds Building Regulations on condensation risk. It has an extra gap between the breather membrane and the tiles. Air flows in over eaves and out through the ridge plate so that if any moisture that collects, it is blown out.

By removing any condensation that gathers in the roof, the chance of rot is eliminated.

You can find detailed condensation risk analysis information on our downloads page.

Conservatory Roof Insulation

The key to transforming an old conservatory is insulation.

The Icotherm Solid Roof design includes 150mm of insulation to maintain comfortable temperatures all year round. It helps to keep warm air in during the winter and keep the room cool in the summer and can also help to reduce your heating bills.

Icotherm Solid Roof system is made from timber for its low thermal conductivity. These high levels of insulation mean that Icotherm achieves a U-Value of 0.18 W/m2k.

Insulation in the Icotherm Solid Roof system is pre-fitted into the made-to-measure pods, so there’s less time spent on site.

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