The temperatures in conservatories are very volatile and hard to control, especially in the peak of winter. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the room much harder to heat as the heat escapes through the glazing. So, is your conservatory too cold? If so, we’ve listed a few solutions that should help you stay warm this winter, such as installing conservatory blinds. Don’t be left out in the cold! Get in touch with a member of our sales team and arrange a free quotation appointment to turn your conservatory into an idyllic and comfortable space.
Install Conservatory Blinds to reduce the Cold temperatures
Conservatory blinds are a great investment all year round but are especially useful in the winter. It can be hard to keep a conservatory comfortable or retain heat when there’s rain and snow falling on your glass. Fortunately, we have a number of options for conservatory blinds that are great for regulating the temperature. This will help to keep it toasty whilst helping to reduce your energy costs.
Our blinds act as an additional barrier between your room and the outdoors. By choosing fitted conservatory blinds that cover your window from corner to corner, there are fewer gaps where your heat can escape through the glazing. For longer lasting blinds that will be better at facing extreme temperatures, we recommend blinds that are specifically designed for conservatories.
The honeycomb texture of Duette® thermal blinds are designed to prevent up to 55% of heat loss offering excellent thermal regulation. On the other hand, our pure™ pleated blinds with Solar Design™ lining and Pinoleum blinds with solar reflective lining are also great options.
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The video above demonstrates our electric conservatory blinds. Our remote control blinds are the most popular choice of operation but we also offer options for manual blinds too. Even though we recommend electric conservatory blinds all over, they are most popular for conservatory roof blinds. By installing blinds over the roof and sides of your conservatory, you can retain the heat even further, potentially saving on your energy costs.
We typically fit our conservatory blinds as close to the glass as possible and with minimal gaps. This offers the best possible fit and maximum heat retention, as shown below.
Still too cold? Install Heating in your Conservatory
If you find your conservatory too cold, you can try making it warmer with devices such as heated floors, radiators or portable heaters. Whilst this may offer some immediate benefit, this can be a costly way to generate heat. It is also very hard to retain the heat due to the lack of insulation in a conservatory. Investing in the longer term benefit of our close fitting conservatory blinds with fewer gaps offers a more sustainable heat retention.
Should you replace your Conservatory Roof?
Heat can escape through glazing making your room temperature hard to control. Over time, this may mean replacing your conservatory roof. Replacing your glazed roof with a solid roof would protect you from UV damage and increase your shade. However, blinds can have the same effect but with less permanence and more customisation. You can enjoy the view of the sky during sunnier days – and the stars at night – whilst having the flexibility to put down all of your blinds or just one or two independently if you would like some shade.
Autumn is the best time to install blinds in your conservatory, before it gets too cold and uncomfortable. Take advantage of our Autumn sale and arrange a free quotation!
Arrange a free, no obligation, quotation with a member of our sales team. Get expert advice on the best type blinds for your conservatory, gables, lanterns and doors.
Our kitchen/diner is south facing with one wall taken up by bifold doors. In the summer (when the sun is out) the kitchen can overheat somewhat so we were after a product that protected us from heat in the summer and kept warmth in during the winter.
The survey and fitting were delivered with absolute professionalism (they make it look so easy). The blinds fit perfectly, look great and are easy to operate.
Importantly they work perfectly (though they haven't been tested in winter yet); they make such a difference to our house.
I must say how delighted I am with my lovely new blinds. They look a treat. Ryan was a credit to you as he was such a pleasant person to have around and nothing was too much trouble for him. He displayed great knowledge and gave me confidence that he knew exactly what he was doing and seemed very enthusiastic to perform his job to the best of his ability.
I would have no reservations in recommending the company as a whole based on my interactions with your staff members at all stages.
From the initial salesman to Martin who carried out the survey and installation it was nice to work with a company whose employees directly work for them. They were proud of the company they work for and the work carried out proved this.
Would definitely recommend them, price was cheapest of the quotes received and there was no pressure after the initial visit to use their services. Overall an excellent experience.
Pleated blinds are very popular in conservatories since they are specifically designed to fit all the unique shapes found in conservatory roofs and face their extreme temperatures.
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