The winter garden is the best place to spend time pleasantly, regardless of the season or the prevailing weather. It allows you to enjoy the presence of plants and allows you to meet your family in a soothing, green place. A winter garden built next to a building or arranged on a terrace is one of the best investments in increasing the comfort and value of a house or apartment.
The company Specjall deals with the design and implementation of winter gardens at the highest level. The structures we build ensure full harmonization of the garden design with the architectural concept of the building. We take care of the good location of the winter garden being added and its proper sunlight corresponding to the client’s wishes. The gardens we implement have proper sealing, proper ventilation and are fully adapted to the weather and climatic conditions prevailing in our country.
Winter gardens – additional comfortable rooms
A winter garden is usually an additional room made of durable aluminum profiles, which is fully glazed to allow the inflow of sunlight necessary for plant growth. It must provide the right temperature to support vegetation in winter, and to maintain proper humidity and air exchange. In the construction of a conservatory, it is also important to protect the entire structure against the penetration of rainwater.
Winter gardens provided by Specjall use the best construction and technical solutions, and most importantly, they can be fully adapted to customer requirements.
Insolation of winter gardens
Adequate sunlight in winter gardens is a prerequisite for proper vegetation. Glazing of the winter garden allows sunlight to reach all planted plants. It is very important to be able to regulate its quantity in such a way that excessive lighting does not raise the temperature inside above the desired level. To protect against too much sunlight, roof windows and walls can be additionally equipped with special roller shutters.
Maintaining the temperature in conservatories
The panes used for the construction of the conservatory should have a sufficiently low heat transfer coefficient. This coefficient determines the amount of energy that penetrates the surface of the glass and the frame. Windows used in the construction of conservatories should be as tight as possible, i.e. it is best if the amount of energy that penetrates through them should be as low as possible. It results from the structure of the whole structure, the roof surface of which and two or three walls are entirely or mostly glazed.
Good tightness and low heat conduction through the structure of the conservatory contribute not only to maintaining the right temperature, but also to reducing heating costs. Conservatories can be built in heated and unheated versions. An unheated garden requires plants that can withstand low temperatures. Its advantage is lower maintenance costs, its disadvantage is that it can be used as a relaxation room during colder days.
A winter garden that is suited to more demanding vegetation, which is to be fully functional all year round, must be heated. This is especially important at lower temperatures. The applied heat transfer system, in the form of traditional wall heaters, underfloor radiators or underfloor heating, must be able to heat the room sufficiently to ensure that the prevailing temperature allows for the proper growth and vegetation of plants.
Ventilation and air flow in winter gardens
Growing plants in a winter garden requires adequate air flow and proper humidity. This problem is usually solved by special diffusers built into the structure. Ventilation openings located below ensure air supply, while those located under the roof allow it to drain. However, in the case of particularly lush vegetation, simple gravity ventilation may not be sufficient. If your home has an efficient mechanical ventilation system, it most likely will do an excellent job of removing stale air from an additional room. If not, it remains to install the appropriate airflow. An important element of the winter garden is also the internal door connecting the room with the rest of the house and the possible exit leading outside. This gives you the opportunity to freely use the room in the summer and treat it as a green veranda, of course, as long as the specificity of the plants allows it.