Today more than ever there is great emphasis on the need to remain energy efficient and not only for the benefit it will have on our environment. Growing energy costs mean that it costs a great deal of money if we haven’t taken steps to ensure that the windows are covered and that any leaks beneath doors and through windows aren’t dealt with.
A conservatory is one of the most comfortable places in the home on a warm sunny day where you can trap the sun and maximize the warmth. But with so many windows both on the walls and the roof, the conservatory is also the place where a lot of heat can also be lost. For this reason it is essential to furnish the room with properly fitted conservatory blinds.
It’s not enough to simply buy blinds and attempt to make them fit the windows of your conservatory. The roof, being made of glass, is where up to around 80 per cent of the room’s heat is going to escape. The fact that the roof windows of a conservatory are generally wedge-shaped means that it is going to be difficult to fit blinds to them if they are not done by specialists.
You have the choice of a variety of materials to use for your conservatory blinds with the most common being the traditional pinoleum conservatory blinds. Pinoleum blinds filter the sun into the room creating a kind of dappled shade that gives you a very comfortable temperature. With the thought of complete reflection of the sun in mind you may alternatively decide to install solar blinds. Solar blinds will cut the harsh sunlight from entering the room in the day and will also preserve the heat within the room at night or on colder days.
The conservatory is usually a place where the windows are the most important feature of the room so you want your blinds to be unnoticed when they are not in use but effective when they are. The correct choice will be important in making the most of the room.