Why natural light is so important in your hardwood conservatory
If you’re contemplating a solid conservatory roof, think again. Have you considered the impact that a solid roof will have on your new timber framed extension and the existing rooms that lead onto it? Installing a solid tiled roof will cut the flow of natural light into your living space, which even a skylight will do little to alleviate. If you believe that a glass roof is too hot in summer and too cool in winter, here’s why you need to think again and consider letting natural light into your home.
Lightest and brightest
Opting for a glass roof for your wood conservatory lets natural light flood throughout as light penetrates beyond the structure itself. If you love to enjoy the garden year-round and the changing of the seasons, then this type of roof is the right choice for you.
A glass roofed timber conservatory lets the light enter from all angles, so your new living space is always lit up, whilst also making savings on your energy bills. If you’re worried temperature control will be a problem, consider modern technical glass that is self-cleaning and thermally regulating to keep your conservatory at a comfortable temperature all year round. Conservatory blinds can help to control the heat in summer but not essential if you choose to have the best solar controlled glass specification and roof vents. Often when blinds are installed it's more for a privacy basis than due to climate control. Read more here.
Health and well-being
Light is one of the most powerful resources there is. We harness sunlight for energy and recreate daylight every time we flick a light switch. Natural light has the power to alter our moods by boosting the production of serotonin, which makes a glass roofed conservatory a smart choice if you’re affected by SAD.
Sunlight also drives the production of Vitamin D, essential for healthy bones and in lowering your blood pressure. By opting for a glass roofed oak conservatory, you’ll experience all the health and well-being benefits of being exposed to sunlight, while blocking harmful UV rays.
One of the major benefits of an wood framed glass conservatory is the interplay of natural light with your decor. Filling your interiors with light serves to highlight colour on your walls and bounces beautifully off reflective and polished surfaces such as mirrors to give an impression of space. Whilst natural light will also compliment the internal frames of an oak conservatory and provide a truly beautiful unique living environment.
Nothing can beat the combination of natural light and glass to expand the visual space and make your rooms look much more spacious. Create a new bright living space by adding a timber framed glass conservatory and using a neutral colour scheme that makes the most of the available light by reflecting it back off the walls. If you choose to add a solid roof, you’ll find that you block the flow of light and your rooms may feel small and dark.
Making the right decision about your hardwood conservatory roof can be the difference between a room that you hardly use or a glowing light-filled living space that makes a stunning dining room, idyllic home office or entertaining space with a real wow factor.
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