Considerations When Choosing Conservatory Blinds

Conservatries are a special type of room with a lot of glass on most of the walls. The design is inspired by greenhouses, and they are wonderfully airy and light and used as summer sitting rooms. However, their design means they have special requirements when looking for the right type of blinds. Read on for some considerations when deciding on conservatory blinds.

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Light and Heat Considerations

The conservatory has specific requirement when it comes to blinds. The windows let in a lot of light in the day and heat in warm weather but also a lot of cold in winter months. So the conservatory is demanding in terms of the conditions it has to cope with. This means the blinds have to work hard to either cool the room or block draughts.

The blind must have a practical value in terms of function, and it must also look the part and fit in with your home. There are many design options for this room, such as this attractive conservatory and play room suggested by the BBC design team.

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Fabric or Hard Materials

The first consideration is whether you should opt for fabric blinds or a hard material. Fabric can fade with the strong sunlight on the conservatory windows. Fabric can also get mouldy due to high levels of condensation from the windows. However, prolonged sunlight can cause hard materials to go brittle.

The insulation factor is important in winter weather. A thick blind that can block draughts is vital to keep the room comfortable in winter. In the same manner, the blind should be insulated enough to block sunlight keep the room cool in the warmer months.

Functionality and Ease of Use

You should also make sure the blind is easy to use. Blind companies, such as the Evesham conservatory company Firmfix, can fit the blinds for you to make sure they perform perfectly. You should choose a style that you will find easy to operate, as there are likely to be lots of blinds in the conservatory.

Roller blinds are best for middle-height windows and not so good for floor-to-ceiling windows. Roman blinds can be better, as they offer good insulation and light control. Aluminium Venetian blinds offer light control and sun protection, are easy to clean and won’t fade. Vertical blinds are also a good option.