Do thermal Lantern Blinds help with cold in winter?

Do thermal Lantern Blinds help with cold in winter?

Thermal Lantern Roof Blinds
Posted: 27 Dec 2022

In the winter time with the energy crisis and the cost of living rising, people are looking to save money wherever they can. Finding a way to heat your home in a cost-effective manner, is on everyone’s mind this winter and that’s where roof lantern blinds can help. We fit our thermal lantern roof blinds in two ways, however, both can aid in insulating your home.

Firstly, we have the horizontal blinds that we install on the base of the lantern. They run along the bottom and retract away to leave your view almost entirely uninterrupted. Additionally, we only require a minimal amount of blinds to cover the whole lantern this way. Sometimes just one or two! Horizontal blinds also have the added benefit of forming a protective barrier between the cool air next to your lantern and the rest of your room, so it’s easier or ‘a smaller room’ to heat when extended. This makes the most of your heating in the winter.

Secondly, our individual layout is when we fit blinds next to the glazing inside your lantern roof. This includes controlling many smaller blinds and is more likely to have slight (minimal) gaps depending on your fabric choice. Overall, we recommend our Duette® thermal blinds range.


Duette® Blinds for Lantern Roofs

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Duette® Lantern roof blinds have a pleated hexagonal texture fabric which is made for thermal regulation. In the winter, the pleats trap in a layer of air, preserving heat in your room over the winter period. They are often made wire-free depending on size and can cover your lantern with one or two blinds.

Roller Blinds for Lantern Roofs

Roller Blinds for Lantern Roofs are also effective for insulation as the thick material can act as an insulating barrier. In most cases we can insulate your lantern with just one large blind. We can even make extra large lantern roof blinds that standard blind supplier struggle with, however this may require two blinds.

Roller Lantern Roof Blind

Review on our Lantern Roof Blinds

Don’t just take our word for it, we have several reviews on our website here and one below, describing the impact of our lantern roof blinds.

“This was something my partner and I had discussed doing but was difficult to find the right company and didn’t know where to start! Wonderful blind now installed on our roof lantern, everything from the initial visit to measure the area and quote the different types of options, to the gent who came and installed was excellent and there was no pressure to buy. The heat in the summer was unbearable, now we can have shade when we want/ need it. And we can close the blind in the evening to help retain the heat inside”

Miss D, West Midlands.

In summary, roof lantern blinds can have a major impact on the temperature within your room over winter and even the appearance of it. Free quotations are available on our website today!


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Customer reviews

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
Sent via email.

Context: the 4m x 5m garden room was completed just over 12 months ago and is my living space in our bungalow. However, the roof lantern has caused problem with intense direct sunlight given the south facing aspect of the room.

The electric blind perfectly matches the décor; the quality is superb; the frame and mounting are discrete and the operation of the blind both simple and smooth. It is the perfect final touch and my living space now feels finished.

Mr D, Selby
Sent via Checkatrade Review

From start to finish this company provided a professional but friendly service. It was a very large conservatory and a freezing cold day -6C I believe - but the fitter spent a lot of time making sure the blinds fitted perfectly, that I was happy with them and knew how to operate them. I would recommend this company to everyone :)

Mr & Mrs G, Horsham
Sent via email.
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Duette ® Blinds

Duette ® Blinds are an ideal choice for roof blinds as they offer an extra layer of insulation and use minimal blinds for maximum coverage.



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