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Blinds Fitted But Still Feeling The Heat? Here’s What To Do…

Blinds Fitted But Still Feeling The Heat

Conservatories are bright, airy, and atmospheric spaces; the perfect location to spend a warm Summers’ evening. The only problem with what could be the most beautiful room in your home is inevitably the temperature.

Temperature control is a battle that most conservatory owners find themselves waging-normally more than once. There are some helpful solutions out there, but often, they are not quite as effective as you might hope.

Having blinds fitted but still feeling the heat in your conservatory, is not an uncommon occurrence.

Conservatories need special treatment to stand up to the temperature extremes that we face in the UK today.

To combat the cold and wave goodbye to the unbearable heat, you need something a little more substantial than blinds.

With the above in mind, here’s how to turn the inhabitable into the habitable without breaking the bank…

Blinds Fitted But Still Feeling The Heat

In hot weather, generating coldness may seem like a great thing, but when the sun comes out, solar gain is a big problem. The glass of a conservatory roof magnifies the heat, turning a conservatory into a hot box

How To Turn Your Conservatory From Inhabitable to Habitable: An Overview

The definition of a habitable room can vary and, often, not be overly precise. What doesn’t constitute a habitable room, however, is a room that becomes unbearably hot or unbearably cold… a common problem with conservatories.

A conservatory is not normally considered ‘habitable’, because of three reasons, all centring around temperature:

Issue No.1: The Loss of Heat

Conservatories aren’t known for heat retention, making heating the space nearly impossible.

Almost the entire structure has a poor U-value, with heat normally just escaping through the roof.

Issue No.2: Cold Radiation

Just as the construction of a conservatory causes the room to lose heat, it also causes it to generate cold.

This again is down to a combination of a poor U-value rating, and a lack of sufficient insulation.

Issue No.3: Solar Gain

In hot weather, generating coldness may seem like a great thing, but when the sun comes out, solar gain is a big problem. The glass of a conservatory roof magnifies the heat, turning a conservatory into a hot box.

Interior blinds aren’t going to stop this problem from occurring. They’ll provide shade from the sun, but do little to stop the heat from seeping in.

So, with such a long list of issues, why do people bother with conservatories anymore? Thankfully, there is the perfect solution to these temperature nightmares, and it’s a solution isn’t as drastic as you might think…

Blinds Fitted But Still Feeling The Heat

The purpose of the insulation is to stop those common conservatory problems like heat loss, and instead keep a conservatory at a habitable temperature throughout the course of the year

The Best Option for a Complete Conservatory Transformation

If you were trying to save money on your energy bill by reducing heat loss anywhere in your main home, one of your first ports of call would be to invest in home insulation: loft, wall, ceiling-there’s plenty to choose from.

The same can be done with conservatories, although the insulation is slightly different. The insulation used in conservatories is installed on the interior of the roof and is constructed of multiple layers of multi-foil insulation material.

The purpose of the insulation is to stop those common conservatory problems like heat loss, and instead keep a conservatory at a habitable temperature throughout the course of the year.

This means that the conservatory space could be used as an office, kitchen, or even a bathroom if you so desire!

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Conservatory Roof Insulation: The Benefits

For ultimate temperature control, conservatory roof insulation is the way to go, but the insulation also has other benefits that can improve your conservatory space. High-quality conservatory insulation, will:

• Insulate against outside noise
• Reduce the sound of rain
• Cost less than conservatory replacement
• Completely eliminate problems with sun glare
• Increase your energy efficiency
• Expand on the ways that the room can be used
• Be fitted with a new, high-quality, roof covering
• Lower the presence of harmful condensation

If you’re tired of having to avoid using your conservatory in the Summer months when the weather gets warmer, then investing in conservatory insulation can give you that space back to enjoy.

When Winter rolls around and brings the hail, snow, and sub-zero temperatures, then the insulation will give you a warmer and more practical conservatory to spend time in.

Home Logic – Improving UK Homes For The Long-Term

At Home Logic, we specialise in home improvements that enhance your living environment, making time spent at home much more enjoyable, no matter where in the house you are.

From insulation for every area of your home, to high-quality driveways and triple glazing, if you’re trying to invest in the future of your home, we have the answer.

For more information on conservatory roof insulation, or brand-new conservatories, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call on 0800 1700 636. Alternatively, simply click the button below to get started today!