For most lean to's they are straight forward to fit.
Here is a list of things to watch out for if you are planning to fit inserts yourself.
- Is there good access at the "gutter end" of the roof?
- Do you have any roof vents? If so they may need to be removed to fit the inserts around them which can be tricky.
- Do all the channels in the polycarbonate run in to the gutter end? With some wide angles triangles you may not be able to get access by just removing your sheet closure and hence the panel will need to be removed.
- Do any of the panels go down into a box gutter? If so they will need to be removed in order to fit the inserts.
- How long as the roof been in place? If you need to remove any of the panels it is important that the glazing bars will be easy to loosen up. If the roof has been up for 7 years the UPVC may have got brittle and may be tricky to move.
- Is your polycarbonate only 10mm thick? You can fit solar inserts into 10mm but it is not ideal. You will need to use twice as many inserts due to the narrowness of the channels which will increase the cost dramatically. Also the insulation properties of 10mm are not good and you would benefit from upgrading to 25mm or 32mm polycarbonate which are much more efficent.
If you are unsure email or call our office and we will be happy to advise you. We also have experienced fitters who can fit the inserts for you.
"Peter said... Will they make my conservatory dark? "
Solar Inserts will reduce the light coming through the roof but not as much as roof blinds would. The best colour for light transmission is Silver. It has a visible light transmission of 14% .It also lets in more blue light which the brain perceives as being "brighter".