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Conservatories should be the perfect space to enjoy in the summer months, but all too often they get far too hot. Here are our top tips for cooling the temperature in your conservatory during summer.
Install blinds on the windows and doors of your conservatory.
Blinds can help to keep the sun’s rays out during the hottest part of the day. Cheaper than replacing the roof, blinds will help to stop the ‘greenhouse effect’ while retaining the flexibility to open them up when you please.
Add an awning or canopy to the outside of the conservatory.
An awning or canopy can help to provide some shade, reducing the amount of direct sunlight that enters the conservatory, particularly through the windows and doors. Like sun blinds, an awning can be opened or closed depending on the weather conditions.
Install a fan in the conservatory.
A fan can help to circulate the air and keep the temperature down. Is this the most energy efficient solution? Probably not, but on a hot summer’s day it might just get you through!
Make sure to open your windows during the cooler parts of the day.
By allowing a breeze to enter the conservatory, you can help to keep the temperature down.
Plant some plants near the windows.
The plants will help to absorb some of the heat from the sun and provide some natural shade. We also think plants look fantastic in a conservatory. Check out our tips for styling a conservatory for more on this!
You knew it was coming, right? Replace your conservatory roof with a properly insulated solution.
For more on this, have a look at our warm roof replacement system. A solid roof, particularly if you go with additional glass panes or Velux windows – will allow you to enjoy the light, airy feel of a conservatory but without the sauna effect in the summer. Not only will it look fantastic, your conservatory will be considerably better insulated meaning you can use it all year round – even in winter. Contact us for a no obligation quote.