Top Tips to Keep Your Conservatory Cool in Summer

A UPVC white conservatory fitted by Northants Windows and Conservatories.

Keep Your Conservatory Cool

Conservatories are a great investment for many homes, they’re a fantastic place to enjoy all year round. They create more space, add value to your property, and bring in more natural light. During the summer, this natural light can lead to your conservatory overheating and becoming too uncomfortable to enjoy.

In the past, this would have meant homeowners could only enjoy their conservatory on cooler days in the summer. However, now there are many ways to regulate temperature and prevent your conservatory overheating. Installing A+ rated energy-efficient glazing, adding a skylight to the conservatory roof, and putting up tailored blinds are all ways to keep your conservatory cool in the summer.

These aren’t the only ways to keep your conservatory cool as summer’s breeze, even during the hottest months. Here are our top tips to prevent your conservatory overheating so you can enjoy your living space in the summer.

Energy-Efficient Glazing

The secret to preventing your conservatory overheating is in the construction. All conservatories should be built using high-performance, A+ rated energy-efficient windows. The letter-based energy rating system calculates a result based on thermal efficiency, air leakage, and how much heat from the sun leaks through the glass (solar gain).

A+ rated glazing regulates the conservatory’s temperature year-round, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, providing excellent energy savings in comparison to single glazing.

Any extension to your house should be an investment in your home. Installing energy-efficient windows saves you money in the short-term by reducing heating bills, and adds long-term resale value to your property.

All living space in your home should be comfortable to spend time in, no matter the weather. If your existing conservatory always overheats in the summer, replace the glass panels with energy-efficient glazing and you will be more likely to enjoy the living space all year round.

Replacing Your Conservatory Roof

Solid conservatory roofs keep the living space comfortable and cool no matter how high the temperature rises. A solid polycarbonate roof is lightweight and durable, while remaining an affordable material.

Glass conservatory roofs can also keep you cool in the summer, as long as they are made of A+ energy-efficient glazing. There are many design choices to consider for your conservatory roof to make it unique for your home. You can also install a retractable roof covering to add shade at times of strong sunlight.

Invest In Bespoke Blinds

Made-to-measure blinds are a great way to insulate your conservatory and keep the living space cool in the summer. Whether you prefer the look of Venetian blinds, roller blinds, or shutter blinds, make sure that you choose blinds designed for your window frames. To prevent any gaps.

Improve Ventilation

The easiest and most simple way to keep your conservatory cool is by improving ventilation. If the air outside is cooler than the air inside, open any skylights, windows, and doors. Do this regularly throughout the day and the space should remain at a manageable temperature.
If you have an energy-efficient conservatory, combining our top tips should leave you feeling as cool as a cucumber.

Northants Windows & Conservatories

At Northants Windows, our team of expert designers can build, supply, and fit your dream conservatory.

We believe every conservatory should be enjoyed all year round, which is why we only supply A+ rated energy-efficient glazing. Whatever shape or size your conservatory is, we provide glass panels, tailor-made for your living space.
Discover how to create an energy-efficient conservatory that is both a short and long-term investment. Get in touch with our friendly team today.