White Glazed Conservatory

Why is my conservatory damp?

Is your conservatory a damp and unwelcoming space? Are there mould spots gathering on your conservatory roof or on seals of your window frames? Is fighting condensation on your windows a daily battle in winter? Left unfixed, damp will continue to make your conservatory an unwelcoming space. Do you want to fall in love with your conservatory all over again? Then read on to find why some conservatories have issues with damp and what can be done to fix the problem.

What is making my conservatory damp?

Victorian Conservatory Extension The presence of damp in your conservatory is caused by an excess of moisture. There could be many reasons for this. Firstly, it could be caused by leaking pipes. Secondly, it could be caused by rain seeping in through cracks in ill-fitting window frames, broken seals, or poorly fitting flashing. To see if any of these are causing your damp problem, ask a reputable double-glazing company to carry out an inspection on your conservatory. Damp could also be caused by condensation.

What is condensation?

Condensation occurs naturally and happens when humid air meets a cold surface. Put quite simply the water vapour that is present in the air, cools and turns into a liquid. Classic everyday examples are glasses steaming up when you open an oven door or your bathroom mirror steaming up after a hot shower. It’s important to clean up any internal condensation, as it stops mould forming in the bottom corners of your windows or on your soft furnishings. Neglected mould can release spores into the air, which can cause allergic reactions, and trigger asthma attacks.

How do I stop condensation in my conservatory?

Condensation that appears on the inside of your conservatory is good condensation (it shows your double glazing is working properly!). This condensation occurs because the cold air outside is meeting the warm air snuggled inside your conservatory. Most condensation on the outside of your windows will go away naturally during the day. However, condensation that appears inside your conservatory is not good, as it can lead to the build-up of harmful mould. Proper ventilation is vital if you want to keep condensation at bay. If your conservatory windows have trickle vents, make sure they are set to open. If your windows do not have trickle vents, try to keep your windows open for a prolonged period during the day.

Can I get my conservatory repaired?

Tiled Roof Conservatory Extension If your glazing is cracked or seals are damaged, you will almost certainly need to get it replaced. However, if your double glazing is in a good condition, and you want to bring your cold conservatory back to life, a replacement conservative roof offers the perfect solution. A tiled conservatory roof can totally transform your conservatory. Tiled conservatory roofs can be fitted in a matter of days. Meaning, your cold damp space can be quickly turned into a warm inviting room you can enjoy all year round. The beauty of tiled conservatory roofs is they create the feeling of an extension, at a fraction of the price. Alternatively, if you still want to enjoy the beauty of a glass roof, modern replacement glazed roofs offer incredibly thermal efficiency.

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If you would like us to help you bring your conservatory back to life, call us today on 0808 175 3665. Alternatively, contact us online. One of our experienced members of staff will be delighted to help you and discuss all the options.