A conservatory is a lovely addition to any home. A stunning place to spend summer afternoons and dine on warm evenings. But over time, a once beloved conservatory can start to show the signs of age. If you are looking to invest in a conservatory, how can you ensure that your purchase will stay strong and healthy for many years to come?
The downside of wooden conservatories
Wooden conservatories are the choice for most, and it’s easy to see why. A wooden conservatory looks sleek, elegant and attractive. But over time, old wooden conservatories can start to rot. Often the windows of older conservatories are insulated poorly, and this doesn’t only cause cold, but also adds to the wear and tear of a conservatory.
How to avoid it
Modern materials and treatments can alleviate many of the concerns you have about your conservatory’s lifespan. You will often be offered a guarantee of a decade or even more in some cases. Today, luxury conservatories are still made from high quality timber that is treated to last. With some car and regular treatment, a wooden conservatory can last as long as a uPVC one.
Timber has been used for centuries, and there are timber structures that have lasted that long, there’s no reason why your conservatory should be any different. Make sure the build quality is good and windows are well insulated, then it is just a case of maintenance.
Maintaining your conservatory
Regular maintenance of a conservatory is nothing more than simply applying a good quality sealant to the wood every two years or so, the rest will look after itself. As long as you keep up with this maintenance, you will have nothing to worry about.
When it comes to the lifespan of your conservatory, as long as the materials are good, and you keep it well maintained, one conservatory can last you a lifetime and beyond.