Blinding Out the Intense Sunlight
First of all, it is important to get one thing straight: there is such a thing as receiving too much sunlight, even among plant. Adding conservatory blinds to a garden room makes sense if that will mean reducing the amount of Vitamin D received and the amount of sunlight the plants in there will be receiving. Remember that conservatories should not purely absorb heat, some, or rather, most of it should be reflected back. Otherwise, the greenhouse effect will come into play and will have negative repercussions.
As an aesthetic add-on, conservatory blinds are the way to go. It adds a sense of privacy that might be needed especially at night, when the glass panes may leave one too exposed to the outside world. In addition, it also works as a great complement to the furniture and base if done properly. One can look up without having to worry about the glare of the sun.
With regard to the temperature, conservatory blinds will not drastically reduce the heat simply because it is able to block out direct sunlight. Temperature should stay at a constant and can only be lowered significantly by placing an air-conditioning unit or electric fans in strategic places. Note that the blinds will help block out the sun depending on where it rises and sets as well. Having conservatory blinds will also protect the furniture from direct sunlight and make it less prone to wearing out sooner than it should.
There are many kinds of conservatory blinds out there in the market but the first and foremost thing that must be remembered that it is perfectly fine to mix and match rather than sticking only with one type. That gives the room an edgy feel with a personality rather than the stereotypical by the book look. Of course, it is important to remember that one cannot fully compromise functionality simply for what look pleasing to the eye. There are blinds that are not suitable for certain conditions, and it is important to get to know them in further detail.
Three main conservatory blinds come to mind at first mention. The first is the roller blinds. This kind is the one that is associated with the water closet and the cooking area, as it moves up and down from its original position with the aid of a cord found on the left or right side of the apparatus. They are good in covering large areas at a time and with the help of a backing, sunlight is thrown back out rather than left to absorb inward.
Roman blinds are the next set of conservatory blinds out there in the market today. There is a subsection for this called Pinoleum, but these are the wooden version and they basically function in the same way as the former would. These blinds fold at the bottom as it is pulled up, making it able to hide the light as much as 170 degrees from the original position. Aside from this, these kinds of blinds can be left down but rotated at 90 degrees so that sunlight can go in without having to pull the blinds up.
For a more modern and sophisticated look, try pleated blinds. These are normally guided along with a set of wires that keep them in place and help them retain their shape over repeated use. However, it would be wise to note that these cost a heftier sum than the first two because of its complexity.
When choosing which blinds are the best for the conservatory, always bear in mind the shape of the roof that these blinds will match the contour to. Roofs vary accordingly, as one conservatory may have a circular dome-like finish, whereas another would be in trapezoidal form. For parents taking care of younger children, take note that the cords can be a safety hazard, especially if the child attempts to dangle on to them for dear life.
Beware of marketing ploys that will get your conservatory blinds at cheap rates. They will show you images for the best angles of the blinds installed on previous occasions without taking into account the overall appearance it may have from other angles. There are small companies out there that are trying to make a quick buck from its customers and will forego all warranties and safety features for the sake of getting their customers’ hard-earned cash. Do not be a victim and make sure to purchase conservatory blinds from reputable companies, as it will be a long-term investment.