How Can I Make My Conservatory Cooler? - Expert Advice

How Can I Make My Conservatory Cooler?

Pinoleum Roof and Window Blinds
Posted: 6 Oct 2019

Made to measure blinds are the ideal way of turning your conservatory into a more comfortable space. This is especially important throughout the warmer months. However, in order to get the most out of them you need to make sure you use them effectively. We’ve put together a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your conservatory blinds as we are frequently asked how can I make my conservatory cooler?

Keep Your Blinds Extended Overnight

By the time most people think about using their blinds, the sun is already out and has heated up the conservatory. The best way to make sure heat doesn’t build up at all is to extend your blinds the night before a warm day. That way, your conservatory will already be protected by the time the sun comes up in the morning. It’s also a good idea to keep them extended during the day – even if you’re not home. This so you can return to a cool and comfortable conservatory.

Extending blinds for cooler conservatory

Don’t Forget Ventilation

Even with the blinds extended, heat can start to build up gradually. It’s important to have adequate cross ventilation in your conservatory, so that any hot air is quickly moved out. For example, ensure to open your side windows throughout the day or consider installing a wall louver.

Know How Much Sun You’re Going to Get

The direction your conservatory faces will make a big difference in how much shading it needs throughout the day. A north facing conservatory will only see subtle changes in temperature throughout the day. Whereas, a south facing conservatory will get dramatically warmer during the sunniest parts of the day. Knowing exactly how much sun you’re going to have will let you know when best to use your blinds.

Another factor that affects how warm your conservatory will get is how much air there is to heat. A conservatory that is enclosed will get warm very quickly, as the volume of air in the conservatory is very low. A conservatory that is open to the room next to it will take longer to heat up, because there is a greater volume of air that has to be warmed.

Advantages of having blinds in the summer months:

UV Protection 

Don’t forget that even during the less sunny parts of the day, UV light can still fade your furniture and flooring, so keeping your blinds extended will offer protection throughout the day.

Cool Conservatory

Reduced Glare 

It is a popular choice for many to transform their conservatory into a living area featuring a television. However, with increased sunlight can come an annoying glare. Our blinds have been specially designed to reduce glare in conservatories so customers can relax and watch their television without the glare from the sun getting in the way.

By knowing the best ways to use your blinds, you can have a conservatory that’s comfortable and inviting to use throughout the hot weather. If you find yourself wondering how can i make my conservatory cooler? Arrange a free quotation today with a member of our sales team.

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