What are the best types of blinds for conservatory roofs? The conservatory, orangery or the new glass modular extension remains an attractive addition to the home. New conservatories benefit from the latest in glass technology such as solar control, self-cleaning and energy-efficient double or triple glazing.
Older conservatories are fitted with polycarbonate in the roof. They may also have older double glazed units with standard spacer bars and no specialist glass coatings or argon gas filling. So there are several options available.
Aluminium insulated roof panels for conservatories.
Before we approach the subject of blinds for conservatory roofs, there is one new product that while not a blind, provides substantial benefits to a conservatory that is too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter and not used all year round. This product replaces the existing polycarbonate or glass with aluminium panels.
By using insulated aluminium powder coated panels, any aluminium conservatory as well as PVCu and timber can be transformed into more comfortable and all-year-round rooms. We think this is worthy of consideration as well as the option of blinds in a conservatory.
Types of blinds to use for conservatory roofs.
It is important to remember that a conservatory can consist of several different ‘systems’. The roof, windows, sliding, French Doors or bifolding doors could all be from different profiles and designers. For this reason, there may not be one-size fits all range of blinds for conservatory roofs.
Can you fit integral blinds in a conservatory roof?
Integral blinds comprising an aluminium blind operated by a cord, wand or magnet generally cannot be used on the conservatory roof. They are of course perfectly suitable for the ‘vertical’ elements of a conservatory such as the doors and windows.
Pleated Blinds for Conservatory Roofs.
One option for fitting a quality blind to the conservatory roof is the pleated blind. Pleated blinds for conservatory roofs tend to be the most attractive option. When closed, pleated blinds provide privacy and shade. When open, they neatly fold together and take up a small part of the visible glass area.
Perfect Fit® Blinds for Conservatory Roofs
The other great option in choosing blinds for conservatory roofs is the Perfect Fit® blind. The Perfect Fit® system is a quality blind mounted on existing windows and doors with no drilling into the window frame required. Perfect Fit®, blinds are designed to easily and quickly click on most double glazed windows and doors. This makes them ideal for conservatory roofs as well. You can also use them in skylights and other types of roof windows. You can obtain Perfect Fit® Blinds from Morley Glass and Glazing.
What to consider when fitting blinds for conservatory roofs.
Many PVCu and aluminium conservatories are fitted with decorative finials, interior mouldings, support bars and other additions, depending on the style of the conservatory roof.
In general terms, conservatory mouldings should not hinder the installation of a quality blind, but it is worth getting a professional installer to carry out a brief survey. A survey will establish the suitability of your conservatory for the blind you have in mind to use.
Integral blinds cannot be fitted to a conservatory roof, but other great blind options are available.