How to Keep Your Conservatory Cool
As the weather starts to get warmer, more and more people are starting to notice how much heat can gather in a conservatory. This is because the room is almost entirely made of glazing, allowing the sun to heat it from all angles. Without a roof or blinds as a reprieve from the sun, it can make your room feel uncomfortable to reside in, which is why we make blinds that help you keep your conservatory cool.
Additionally, conservatories lack insulation which causes heat to seep in and out of the structure. This not only causes extreme heat in summer but allows heat to escape easily in the winter. This lack of insulation makes the temperature hard to regulate without additional support.
How Can Blinds Help Keep Your Conservatory Cool?
Blinds work as an extra layer of insulation between whatever extreme weather is occurring outside, and yourself. Our blinds act as a barrier that absorbs a lot of heat, preventing it from through the conservatory glazing by using our Solar Design™ fabrics. Most of the heat in a conservatory enters through the roof, so people often choose insulating blinds, such as our pure™ Pleated Blinds, as roof blinds to keep their conservatory cool.
However, we know many people install conservatories to have a room with a lot of natural light. That’s why we create blinds in a variety of opacities that allow sunlight through but not glare and unbearable heat.
Similarly, people often open their windows more in the summer for fresh air to breeze through their home, so we make blinds that don’t hinder the function of your doors or windows.
Your blinds can be fit to recess-fit blinds right next to the glass on a set of sliding doors, bifold doors or windows in your conservatory so that the blind moves with the door as it is opened. No excess wires are there to tangle or blinds to clatter in the wind. Alternatively, for large side windows or bifold doors, we can install a free-hanging blind. Free-hanging blinds allow doors and windows to remain open behind them while still giving you optimal shade.
What Blinds Do We Recommend for your Conservatory?
pure™ Pleated Conservatory Blinds
pure™ Pleated blinds are specifically designed for conservatories and fit snugly over your window beading, offering you shade and protection from glare. For those with triangular roof windows, these are also ideal as they fit to any gable or odd-shaped window found in your conservatory ceiling. In addition, pleated blinds retract away neatly and can even be controlled via remote, smart home device or a phone.
Duette® Conservatory Blinds
Our Duette® Pleated Thermal are popular because of their unique design. They provide an alternative appearance and performance to standard Pleated Blinds, as well as an extra degree of insulation, due to their cellular honeycomb construction. They are available with translucent, opaque or full blackout fabrics with wires hidden within.
Pinoleum Conservatory Blinds
Pinoleum blinds are essential for anyone wishing to shade their conservatory whilst maintaining a traditional look. With pinoleum blinds, we combine the intricate look of woven wood and market-leading blinds technology. Benefits of a pinoleum weave include reducing glare and heat, without cutting off your view of the outside. An optional solar lining can be added to our pinoleum blinds, which makes them even more efficient at controlling heat and glare.
Not only this, but in the winter they can retain heat, so are useful all year round. Pinoleum blinds can be motorised and fit to unique gable-shaped windows like other more modern-looking blinds.
So, if you’re looking for a solution for your sweltering conservatory – contact us now for your free quotation appointment so you can keep your conservatory cool.