Conservatory blinds can be very decorative and they can, without doubt, afford the user some privacy. In some cases, they do even have a small thermal value – nothing like the efficiency of an insulated conservatory ceiling of course – but in the depth of winter, they will not stop enough heat loss to allow most domestic heaters to sufficiently warm the whole area.
Likewise, in the hight of summer a set of blinds will afford some shade and some may also have reflective properties that can reflect a portion of the incoming sunlight but if your conservatory is south facing or even only partially south facing, the heat gain may be too severe to allow adequate use of the conservatory without an insulated conservatory ceiling.
If you want to see just how much heat gain you might experience from your conservatory without an insulated conservatory ceiling, here is a simple (by simple I mean not exacting) way to do it.
Multiply the length X width of each window section and each roof window section and add the totals together. Then multiply that total by 30
Multiply the total area of all north-facing windows (length X width) and then multiply the total by 230
Multiply the total area of all south-facing or partially south facing windows and roof windows by 1225
Add the results of each of these calculations together. This is your approximate solar gain measured in British Thermal Units (BTU).
In simple terms, this means that an averagely sized south facing Victorian shape conservatory without an insulated conservatory ceiling could have a direct sunlight temperature gain in excess of 30 degrees Centigrade. Add this to the already quite warm ambient temperature and you can easily understand that this is not going to be a comfortable living space. In fact, even your conservatory furniture could be at risk of damage.
So what is the solution?
Let us install one of our unique insulated conservatory ceilings
AND WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE WHEN IT IS FINISHED?
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