Summer is just around the corner (we hope!) and whilst it seems wrong to complain about the British summer heat, temperatures can soar to very uncomfortable levels in your home – especially when you have a conservatory.
The best way to keep your home cool during the warmer weather is to keep the sun out. Blinds are a very cost effective way to keep your home cool, helping control the excess heat and preventing this from radiating around the rest of your home. By simply fitting blinds, you will not need to install an air conditioning system, which can be costly and expensive to run.
When heat hits a material, the material expands, which gives the heat space to be stored. All materials expand, including woods, metals and plastics.
When sunlight hits your conservatory windows, the wood (or PVC) and glass expand, holding in the heat. As well as creating a lot of heat in your in your conservatory, the sunlight can cause your furniture, fabrics, colour of the wood, walls and carpets to fade.
How blinds will keep your conservatory cool
Blocking out the sun’s rays prevents the heat from building up in the room. There are many different blind options (Vertical blinds, Venetian blinds, Wood Venetian blinds, Roller blinds , Roman blinds and Pleated Blinds) available for your conservatory that come in a range of performance fabrics that will maximize the heat retention during winter and keep your conservatory cool in the summer time, anti-glare options, or even black out blinds.
Specially constructed conservatory blinds have small spaces in the material to let in light, but not the heat. Some blinds appear sheer, while others are woven. You can have the best of both worlds with a conservatory blind – plenty of light into your room without the heat from the summer sun.
Conservatory blinds are not just for your windows, but can be installed on the roof too. Electric roof blinds can be really handy in a conservatory, allowing you to control them from the comfort of your arm chair.
Your conservatory was built so you could enjoy your garden no matter what time of year, and by installing conservatory blinds you can really make the most of this special room.
We have a large selection of conservatory and electric blinds, and can advise which type of blinds would suit your needs and your conservatory best.