How Do I Stay Cool In My Conservatory This Summer?

The weather so far this summer is yet to reach the tropical highs of last summer, but there is still plenty of time for temperatures to hot up. If, or when they do, will it stop you being able to use your conservatory?

Solid Tiled Roof Conservatory

You certainly won’t be the only conservatory owner in the region that will have no other choice but to give their extension a wide berth for the foreseeable future if it really burns up inside.

It’s a bit of a nightmare scenario as a conservatory should be a hive of activity, especially for families with young children on their school holidays.  

You don’t just have to accept the situation and abandon the structure until things cool down. There are measures you can take to make your conservatory usable in even a red-hot heatwave.

Install a solid roof

It’s your roofing system that’s predominantly to blame for the problem. Traditional glass and polycarbonate roofs provide nowhere near the standard of insulation the modern-day conservatory needs.

With the relevant permissions, you can replace the existing roof for a solid roof, a stylish covering that will offer consistent thermal efficiency.

Solid roofs can be custom-made for all conservatory styles and use traditionally-styled tiles or slates for authenticity purposes.

The most current solid roof is the UltraRoof, one that features large, made-to-measure rectangular glass panels.

Incorporate patio, French or bi-folding doors

While a solid roof will keep the interior nice and cool, you certainly won’t turn down an extra bit of ventilation if we have a scorcher this summer.

That option will be available to you when you have patio doors, French doors or bi-folding doors integrated into a section of the extension.

Pushed or slid open, they will let fresh air in so you can have it circulating around the space, preventing a sweat from forming on your brow.

They can also provide you with an entrance into your garden so that you can very easily exchange the indoors for the outdoors.

Fit a set of blinds

The position of your conservatory determines at what time of the day it is most exposed to the sun. For example, a west-facing conservatory provides good sunlight on bright afternoons and into a late summer evening.

You should fit some blinds so that you can pull them shut if the sun ever feels a bit strong or the glare from it becomes a bit too much for your eyes.

Blinds can also be bought for aesthetic reasons and to add to your internal décor.


All conservatories supplied by Clearview provide perfect living conditions in all types of weather. Request a copy of our Conservatories brochure to find a new conservatory that you love.


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