Why You Should Be Using Blinds for Conservatory Roof Insulation
Posted: 5 Feb 2021
With the recent cold weather and snow across the country, a lot of people have been trying to work out the best method of conservatory roof insulation. There are several options available; from roof insulating panels, solar film or even total roof replacements. But most of these solutions result in you sacrificing the elements of the room that made it unique in the first place: the extra light. One option that may be overlooked is the use of conservatory roof blinds, which can not only retract away when not needed but also offer a lot of benefits the other options lack.
Conservatory Roof Insulation
Conservatories can be notorious for being uncomfortably cold in the winter. This is simply because heat can easily escape through any glazed roof; even if you try to heat the room yourself, it will still escape. Most conservatory roof insulation solutions involve a permanent change to the roof itself to help increase it’s insulating properties, but in most cases this can totally change the atmosphere of the room. Many people buy a conservatory to be a bright and airy room, so permanently covering the roof removes that effect. With made to measure blinds you can increase insulation while still letting in light – and if you want to you can still retract the blinds away so be almost invisible.
We use fabrics that are designed to increase insulation. The popular Duette® fabrics have even use their unique honeycomb structure to create an extra insulating layer of air in the fabric. With the increased insulation from the blinds, you can heat the room much more efficiently, saving both energy and money.
Thanks to decades of experience making roof blinds, we can fit them into a wide range of different shapes. Depending on the style of the conservatory, it can have very unusual shapes that require a specialist solution.
By using roof blinds for insulation you also get all of the other benefits that come along with them. Most notably the insulating properties of the fabric will also help you with the heat in the summer months. The same features that help keep the heat in will also prevent it from building up during sunny weather. Alongside that, you also get the added bonus of reduced glare and increased privacy throughout the year.
Lantern Roof Blinds
Lack of proper insulation is not only a problem in conservatories, but anywhere with a glazed roof. Lantern roof insulation is just as important, as the heat will still escape through the glass. Similar to conservatories, permanently covering up a lantern roof totally defeats the point of having one; so you still need a solution that can be put away when not needed.
With our lantern roof blinds, we can cover the area with just a single blind. With a horizontal blind at the base of the lantern you actually decrease the volume of the room, making it easier to heat. Like our conservatory blinds, our lantern roof blinds are designed to retract away neatly when not in use; allowing you to enjoy the extra light the roof brings in when you want to.
Increasing the insulation in a conservatory or lantern roof doesn’t mean having to sacrifice any of it’s unique features. Speak to a member of our sales team today and see how our blinds can transform your room into a more comfortable space throughout the year.