What Blinds are Best for Conservatories?
With summer almost here, it’s time to consider just how you’re going to cool your conservatory. Fans and AC units are always an option; however, with the recent rise in living costs, it’s only natural that you be weary of anything that could increase your existing electricity bill. With that said, you have a few options to choose from. For our money, the best and most cost effective option is conservatory blinds.
Conservatory blinds perform several functions in addition to helping keep your conservatory cool. On a practical level, they provide privacy. While it is always a relaxing experience to sit in your conservatory and admire the garden, sometimes you may choose to draw a set of blinds, especially after the light outside has faded – turning the conservatory space into another living room in an evening. Being a type of extension which is almost completely glazed, you might choose to use blinds to provide shade from the glare of the sun during the height of summer.
Types of Blinds For Conservatories
Blinds for conservatories come in many types. There are three very popular styles which are:
Vertical Binds consist of vertical slats or louvres, these pieces of fabric are very stable and offer a very adaptive method of privacy. The tops are clipped into a track so they can slide completely open or offer varying angles of closure to control light levels. Perfect hanging is achieved through weighting and by being joined together at the bottom while being operated by a chain and/or wand.
Roller Binds are made from a single piece of fabric which wraps around a tube and fits into the top of your conservatory frame. These blinds are positioned either on the inside or outside of your glazing recess. There are several options for operating roller blinds. A manually operated pull cord attached to the bottom of the blind, or a side wound chain mechanism. Motorised winders enable you to open and close your blinds by remote control. There is a big choice of decoration with almost a limitless choice of printed patterns, colours, and fabric designs.
Pleated Blinds control light using a covering which concertinas. The zig-zag effect adds a texture and softens the inside of the conservatory with an accordion-like pattern which can be raised out of sight or lowered completely. Adjustments are limited with this style as they cannot be manoeuvred from side to side.
Very often these are available as a standard fabric, backed with reflective material, or blackout blinds. Opting for a lighter shade will help to retain a light and bright feel for what is a very well naturally lit space.
Installing Conservatories in Lichfield, Stafford, and Cannock
Conservatories and Windows Direct can design and build your perfect conservatory for your home. As well as orangeries and conservatories, we also offer a wide range of high-quality a-rated windows in Telford, Lichfield, Stafford and Cannock.
For more information about a conservatory or double glazing quote in Cannock, Telford, Lichfield or Stafford, contact Conservatories and Windows today.
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