Conservatory Roof Blinds

The Best Conservatory Roof Blinds?

A Conservatory Roof Blinds Buyers Guide to not making a very costly mistake.

Perhaps the first consideration is:-

What is your reason for installing conservatory roof blinds?

If you are fitting conservatory roof blinds as a part of your decorative plan or for privacy, then you will almost certainly wish to fit conservatory blinds to the window sections but do you actually want a decorative ceiling? How are the ceilings in the rest of your home decorated?

If you are planning to install conservatory roof blinds to reduce summer heat and reduce heat loss in winter; then conservatory roof blinds will not be the most effective solution.

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Conservatory Roof Blinds

An insulated conservatory ceiling will in most cases be both less expensive than conservatory roof blinds and will be dynamically more efficient.

Assuming that you want conservatory window blinds for both decorative and privacy reasons, let’s take a look at the options.

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Roller blinds Roller blinds can look good in a conservatory if you have one roller for each “section” of window space. By raising or lowering the rollers to different levels as the sun moves during the course of the day you can shade quite effectively. Roller blinds are available both with or without a cassette to house the roller. Because roller blind fabric must be “stiffened” during manufacture they are a challenge to clean.

Roman blinds Roman blinds are expensive and not ideally suited to a conservatory. They take up quite a lot of window space even when not in use and because the fabrics used are generally normal curtain material, they will fade fairly quickly.

Venetian blinds Aluminium Venetian blinds can work well and do not take up too much of the window space when not in use and won’t fade in the sun. Real wood Venetian blinds and  PVC Venetian blinds have a tendency to warp in the heat unless you have a suitable method of stabilising the heat gain, such as a thermally insulated ceiling. PVC Venetian blinds are quite inexpensive but have limited decorative appeal, whereas Natural wood can be very effective as part of your interior design plan. Venetian blinds are extremely tedious to clean

Vertical blinds Vertical blinds are a popular choice for the conservatory. They are inexpensive to fit and stack quite neatly. They do tend to give a somewhat utilitarian look and with that in mind, if your sole purpose for blinds is privacy, then they are a consideration. Vertical blinds are difficult to clean, but since the vanes are easy to remove and replace and reasonably inexpensive that may not be a major factor in the decision process.

Pleated blinds Pleated blinds are one of the more expensive blind options but they do have some distinct advantages over the other types of blind. They can be fitted very neatly into the window recesses and do not detract from the “look” of the conservatory when not in use. They are very quick and easy to remove for cleaning and come in a vast array of colours and designs. In our opinion, they are one of the very best conservatory blind options for both privacy and decorative purposes.

In case you are wondering which of the above conservatory roof blinds we sell, the answer is simple. We do not sell or install conservatory blinds at all, but since we have a wealth of knowledge about conservatories we felt that this information might be helpful to you when considering your conservatory window dressing options.


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Finally, we’ve said it before and we just want to remind you again, conservatory roof blinds are decorative, not thermal and that includes “the ones called thermal”. You wouldn’t fit conservatory blinds in your loft to insulate it! If you want to keep your conservatory warm in winter and cool in summer then fit a thermally insulated ceiling.