Solar & Tinted Glass
Conservatory blinds that have been specially designed to work in conjunction with solar glazing and tinted glass without damaging your roof.
If you have high performance solar glazing then you are probably hoping to reduce the inevitable heat and UV of a conservatory roof. These kinds of glass can reduce heat significantly, but a conservatory can never be as comfortable as your home.
Modern solar glazing reduces solar gain by absorbing the majority of the infra-red frequencies that are normally transmitted through double glazing. The problem is that this heat is not lost – just touch your solar glazing on a sunny day and see how hot it is!
Even conservatories with solar glazing need blinds; if not to reduce heat then to reduce glare, UV and heat loss when it is cold outside, as well as to provide privacy from above and reduce the reverberating echo from all those hard surfaces and stop the mirror-like effect from the tinted glass.
Solar glazing needs specialist blinds to make sure that the air gap between the blinds and the glass does not overheat and damage the structure. This isn’t scare-mongering – not only have we seen damaged roofs, but the conservatory roof manufacturers themselves stipulate an individual blind layout with a 15mm air gap to avoid this problem.
Despite the verbal assurances of some salesmen that you might encounter, they will nearly always ignore this when it comes to providing you with a quotation, because it is more expensive. Try for yourself and see how they will say one thing and then quote for another – thick unsuitable fabrics with large blinds covering multiple panes of glass are not only ugly and difficult to operate, but will void your roof guarantee.
Our Solar Design™ fabric range provides a gentle solar reflective coating on a breathable fabric with an individual blind layout that conforms to roof guarantees, and even has a 15mm air gap without creating ugly light gaps.
If you have solar glazing then compare our service to everyone else and contact us for a free quotation.