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Tips On Keeping Your Conservatory Cool in Summer

Keeping your conservatory cool blog

As temperatures rise, conservatories can become uncomfortably hot, making it difficult to enjoy this versatile space. By implementing a few simple strategies, you can keep your conservatory cool and comfortable throughout the summer.

Whether you aim to block the sun’s rays, find natural cooling methods, or make minor adjustments, we have effective solutions for you.

Here are the best ways to beat the heat and transform your conservatory into a refreshing haven.

Improve Ventilation

One of the easiest ways to cool your conservatory is by improving ventilation. Start by opening windows and doors to promote airflow. An oscillating fan can enhance air circulation, especially when there’s no breeze. Utilise your conservatory roof by incorporating roof vents, skylights, or a ceiling fan to keep the air moving.

Opt for Lighter Furnishings

Lighter-coloured furnishings reflect heat rather than absorb it. Choose white or light-coloured walls and soft fabrics to keep your conservatory cooler. Avoid dark soft furnishings and leather, as they can become extremely hot under the sun, and therefore heating your room up.

Install Blinds

Blinds are a classic and affordable way to cool your conservatory. They block out the sun, preventing your space from overheating. Additionally, blinds offer insulation benefits, retaining heat in winter, and provide privacy and security

Consider Plants and Trees

If you haven’t built your conservatory yet, or if you’re planning landscaping, place it in the shade of a tree. Existing trees provide immediate shade, or you can plant one for future cover. This is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly solution. Not only does this add an aspect to your outdoor living area but it aid’s in sheltering your conservatory from the sun.

Select the Right Flooring

For conservatories in the planning stage or undergoing renovation, choosing the right flooring can help. Natural stone flooring like slate or granite remains cool to the touch but may require periodic sealing. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are cool underfoot but can heat up in direct sunlight. Natural hardwood is another cool, low-maintenance option.

Upgrade Your Glazing

If your conservatory’s glazing isn’t ‘A’-rated, consider replacing it with energy-efficient glazing. This type of glass has low U-values, allowing less heat to pass through, and providing better thermal control and longevity.

Replace Your Conservatory Roof

If other methods don’t help in cooling your conservatory, consider replacing your conservatory roof, especially if it’s made of polycarbonate sheeting. Modern conservatory roofs come in materials designed for thermal efficiency, providing a significant improvement over older, non-porous options.

Consider opting for a WARMroof technology conservatory roof keeping your conservatory cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter months.

By following these tips, you can ensure your conservatory remains a cool and comfortable space all summer long.

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