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5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in the Summer

19th May 2022 · Posted in Conservatory Problems, Wetheralds Conservatory Roof Solutions, Wetheralds Conservatory Roofs

If you’re reading this then you no doubt have experienced a hot summers day in your conservatory!  Whether you want to sit down and enjoy a meal, relax with a book or catch up with friends the sun ends up making it unbearable – and this is the case if you have a glass or poly-carbonate roof.

It’s also probable that you have tried at least one of these ways to keep your conservatory cooler in Summer!

  1. Light furnishings
  2. Conservatory Roof Blinds
  3. Ventilation / Air Conditioning
  4. Conservatory Roof Cladding
  5. Replace Conservatory Roof

Light soft Furnishings

5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in the Summer - Light Soft Furnishings

5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in the Summer – Light Soft Furnishings

This is probably one of the easiest/quickest options to put in place.  Dark colours absorb and retain the heat.  Choosing light wall colours, furniture and soft furnishings will help to reduce the amount of heat in your conservatory.

However this won’t tackle the problem of glare and on a hot summer day and this solution alone won’t make enough of a difference to enjoy your conservatory.

 

 

conservatory roof blinds

Conservatory Roof Blinds can be attached to the underside of your roof.  Available in a range of colours to suit your decor they can either be controlled manually or by remote control.  Conservatory Roof Blinds will block the glare of the sun and stop the roof from acting as a magnifying glass on a hot Summer day.

However if you’re conservatory is unbearably hot in the Summer (and freezing cold in Winter) Conservatory Roof Blinds will only partially solve your problem.

Conservatory ventilation / air conditioning

5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in Summer - Ventilation / Air Conditioning

5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in Summer – Ventilation / Air Conditioning

Firstly you might try simply opening all the doors and windows and installing a ceiling fan or floor standing fan to help circulate the air.  If this doesn’t work then you might want to invest in an air conditioning unit (which can start at just a few hundred pounds).  When purchasing a unit it’s probably best to choose one that will also provide some heating in the cold Winter months as well as being cost effective to run!

However with rising fuel costs this solution should be carefully considered – balancing he initial outlay with the ongoing cost to run.

Conservatory Roof Cladding

Conservatory Roof Cladding is where insulation or insulation panels are attached to the underside of your existing conservatory Roof and sometimes a plastered finish is added.  There is a higher cost point associated here and it may well be a good option if you’re not looking to use your conservatory all year round.

The downside is that with the existing conservatory roof still in place, hot and cold temperature will still be conducted through the roof glass/metal frame/ poly-carbonate, so not completely eliminating any problems with heat (or cold and condensation in the Winter).

replacement conservatory roof

5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in Summer - Replacement Conservatory Roof

5 Ways to Make Your Conservatory Cooler in Summer – Replacement Conservatory Roof

A replacement conservatory roof will effectively be like an extension to your home whilst still retaining the feeling of being close to your outside space.  The existing roof is removed and a new roof put in place with insulation, roof tiles and a plastered interior.  Lighting and roof windows can also be added to make your new room a real extension of your home.

This is the most costly option, however, it is the only option that will remove the problem of glare (with minimal loss of light) and reduce the extremes of temperature in the Summer and Winter.  A Replacement Conservatory Roof is also called:

  • A Solid Conservatory Roof
  • A Tiled Conservatory Roof
  • A Lightweight Conservatory Roof
  • An Insulated Conservatory Roof

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