How To Prepare Your Conservatory For The Summer Months

Britain has been sizzling hot over the past few days, so we hope you’ve been out in the garden making the most of it, before the weather inevitably turns. 

Brick Conservatory Internal View

When the rain does come, don’t be gloomy about it. You’ll have no reason to be any way if you have a conservatory or orangery nicely set up for the summer where you can spend your downtime instead. 

But is your extension summer-ready? Not if within a few short seconds of entering the space you get a sweat forming on your brow it isn’t. 

The roof of the extension will largely be at fault for that as it must be failing to keep excess heat out and should be replaced at the soonest opportunity. 

Because it’s such a fantastic insulator, so lightweight and can be made-to-measure for virtually any conservatory or orangery style, a replacement solid tiled roof is the best substitute for any old glass or polycarbonate roof. Check out the UltraRoof 380 to get an understanding of how a solid roof will brilliantly weatherproof your extension, even in extreme heat and cold. 

Often, you don’t even need to have your current windows and doors replaced to upgrade to a solid roof, but you might want to if they don’t include energy efficient glass. 

If the windows are retained and you do find the sun too overbearing at times, you could always buy some blinds so that they can be covered as and when you want them to be. 

The three most frequently used blinds for conservatories and orangeries are Vertical Blinds, Roller Blinds and Pleated Blinds. Like a solid roof, they should also be made-to-measure. 

The integration of a door into a suitable facet within the extension would also supply you with a method of ventilating the interior when it warms up a little too much. It’s down to you if you choose a French door, patio door or bi-folding door. Each will offer an opening you can use to bring a cool breeze inwards. 

Add some greenery indoors too so that you don’t miss your green space outside too much when it splashes down in summer. We’re talking plants and the Top 10 best conservatory plants, according to Gardeners’ World, are

  • Mandevilla
  • Bougainvillea
  • Hoya
  • Plumbago
  • Sarracenia
  • Lapageria
  • Strelitzia
  • Hymenocallis
  • Aristolochia
  • Cacti and succulents

Finish off by taking out any thick textures on your chairs and sofas, and replace them with lighter, thinner, floral-patterned coverings.

We have reopened all Clearview showrooms if you’d like more advice on sorting your extension for summer, or if you prefer, make a Virtual Appointment.



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