How a Lantern Roof Blinds Can Improve Room Insulation

Improve the Insulation of your Lantern Roof

Posted: 15 Sep 2021

Lantern Roofs are rising in popularity as people attempt to gain more natural light, more space, or improve the visual appeal of their homes. However, with that comes the risk that used to solely come with conservatories. A room that is so cold that it becomes uncomfortable to spend time in, even with heating. So, that’s why you should look into improving the insulation of your lantern roof.

Any form of glazing has a large impact on the temperature of a room. This is because glazing allows heat to escape in the winter and in the summer allows a surplus of heat and light through. This means that even if you heat the room, it will simply escape through the glazing.

So, how can you best keep heat in your room with a lantern roof? As with a conservatory, you have the option to replace the glazing with a solid roof; but even though this would solve part of the issue it would render your roof lantern pointless. This is why more and more people are looking to Specialist Blinds as a way of increasing insulation; while keeping the lantern roof intact.

Lantern Roof Blinds

Lantern roof blinds provide an extra layer of insulation that stops heat from escaping and help you retain the heat of your room, in the same way it would within a conservatory.

The Duette® fabrics, which are popular in lantern roofs, have been designed with a honeycomb structure that makes them excellent insulators, and our blinds can be retracted away neatly so you can enjoy the full effect of your roof lantern if you want to. Additionally, you can control the amount of natural light you let in through your fabric choice. Whether that be a blackout style or a semi-transparent blind to in light without the added glare.

Insulation For Your Lantern Roof

If keeping the heat in is your main goal then we generally recommend using horizontal blinds across the bottom of the lantern. This has the extra effect of decreasing the volume of air in the room, making it quicker and easier to heat it. An individual layout will also create an effective layer of insulation if that’s your preference in how you’d like the blinds to be fitted. Additionally, individual style blinds give you the freedom to filter which blind you would like down/or up for shading purposes in your room.

 Lantern Roof Blinds for Insulation

    Blinds might come after your lantern roof is fitted sometimes, but they definitely will not look like an afterthought. With our custom finishing options, we can powder-coat your blinds and railings to a colour of your choice so when they’re made for your room- they look like it. If you have a room with a lantern roof that is getting uncomfortably cold during the winter, contact us now to arrange a quotation with a member of our sales team and see how we can transform your room.


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Customer reviews

Really pleased with the installation of dual blinds to our large, 4.6 metre long, roof lantern, in fabric to match our window blinds.

Very neat job by our fitter Jon Bradley, the dual blinds open and close perfectly in sync. We can thoroughly recommend this company to deal with.

Mr T, Pilton
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We contacted conservatory blinds for our roof lantern/sky light blinds. Grant came to give us the quote. He was very professional and gave us all the options we could have.

We were then visited by the fitter who took all the measurements and arranged a fitting date with us. Blinds were fitted on the date agreed and they look amazing. It was little over our budget but quality and service we received was definitely worth it.

Mrs H, Stevenage
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We have just had two battery operated Duette pleated lantern roof blinds installed and from quote to completion we received excellent service. We would highly recommend this company.

Mr W, Ewell
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