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Use Blinds to Moderate your Conservatory’s Temperature

Posted on 18th November 2013 by Gemini Blinds

As a luxurious extension to your home, conservatories provide a bright, relaxing space to enjoy views of your garden or sit and unwind in the evening. However, by the nature of their design, conservatories are not the best for controlling temperature, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls (and sometimes roofs as well) proving difficult to heat or cool.

Selecting the right conservatory blinds is perhaps the simplest and most effective way of stabilising the temperature in this room, and making the right choice will bring benefits all year round. Here are just some of the ways in which they can help…

 

Summer

Fitting any blind to your conservatory window can help to reflect the sun’s powerful rays in the summertime, providing you with shade and keeping the glare away from your plants, as well as your soft furnishing whose material can fade in the strong light. This keeps your conservatory cool during the daytime, eliminating the need for costly fans or air conditioning.

Some blind types offer a more effective performance than others during the summer, however. Venetian blinds provide the user with total control over light filtration, with their slatted design alterable depending on the height or strength of the sun. It must be noted that only aluminium Venetian blinds will be able to take the intense heat of a conservatory – do not use wooden or uPVC models.

Similarly, vertical blinds offer a certain amount of light and privacy control, and the nature of their operation means that they can be fully opened with no blocking of the sunlight across the top of the window pane, as might happen with styles such as roller blinds.

 

Winter

Roman blinds are a desirable style throughout the home, and their insulating qualities make them an appropriate choice for the conservatory during the colder months. Any blind, when drawn, can create a barrier between your room and cold air coming in through your window, and Roman blinds are available in a wide range of fabrics and designs to provide a warming, cosy feel.

Roller blinds, too, can provide this luxurious feel. However, the fabric from these blinds can be damaged by excessive sun exposure – particularly in the winter when they will be drawn more often.

Ensuring that your conservatory blinds are made to measure is crucial to keeping out any draughts and covering your entire window area, and blackout blinds are available to shut out the glare from the low-lying winter sun while simultaneously reducing heat loss.

 

Gemini Blinds

As leading blind suppliers in the North West, the experts at Gemini Blinds are on hand to provide you with advice as to the most appropriate blinds for your conservatory, even offering free home visits and measuring to ensure that you get the best model for your needs.

For more information, or to arrange your free survey, get in touch today.

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