Lantern Roof blinds for Orangeries and Garden Rooms
Orangeries (also known as Garden Rooms) are becoming a popular addition to many contemporary homes as they can offer a stylish, flexible space within your home which can be used as an addition of your kitchen, an extra living space, a home office or just another space where you can relax.
With the increase in popularity of Orangeries and Garden Rooms, lantern roofs are now becoming common place and although a lantern roof in comparison to a full conservatory roof reduces the light and heat form the sun entering the space below, as with a full glass roof conservatory, you may experience problems with heat gain and glare.
Lantern roof blinds can be an effective solution to reducing glare and heat gain in an Orangery or Garden room whilst also enhancing the ambience of your orangery and depending on the solution chosen, can reduce heat loss during the colder months of the year.
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Blinds fitted at the base of the roof lantern
This option usually requires much fewer blinds (generally one or two are sufficient) and depending on the choice of blind and the size of the opening, can often be achieved without the need for visible support wires when the blind is retracted.
The choice of blind for the base of a lantern roof is the same as that of blinds fitted against the glass but your requirements and the size of the opening will have much more influence on the type of blind that is most suitable.
As an option, a zip can be welded to the edge of the fabric which runs in the side channels and this zip then locks the fabric into the side channels. The benefit of this is that it prevents the fabric from blowing out of the side channels, reduces the possibility of any fabric sag and can extend the life of the blind.
Operation of the roof roller blinds can be either manual crank handle (generally for smaller sized openings) or remote control motorised and if motorised, it may be possible to have battery operation which negates the need for electrical power at the lantern roof base.
For a brochure detailing fully the lantern roof roller blind system click here.
Sail blinds are not designed to provide 100% complete shading but with careful design and installation, sail blinds will provide shading where required thereby reducing heat gain and glare.
Sail blinds are a semi-permanent installation meaning they are not capable of being opened and closed in the normal way that roller and pleated blinds can but sail blinds can be removed in a matter of minutes if the shading is not required during the winter months or if the sail blinds require washing.
Whilst the sail blinds may not always be suitable as a solution for roof lanterns, they do offer a very different option to the roller and pleated blinds and have one major advantage in that they can be easily removed and are fully machine washable therefore ensuring your sail blinds always look their best.
For our sail blinds brochure with further information please click here
Summary – whilst there are not endless shading options for roof lanterns, the options that are available may involve a significant investment and require careful consideration to ensure they meet your requirements.
We would recommend you ask yourself the following questions: –
The first and most important question to ask yourself – What is my budget? The answer to this question will more than likely affect your answers to the following questions
Do we want the blinds against the glass or across the opening?
Are we concerned how many blinds there will be?
Do we want 100% shading?
Do we want to open and close the blinds regularly?
How are we going to operate the blinds?
Once you have an answer to these questions you will be in a much better position to know what solution is going to be right for you and you are likely to make the right choice that suits your individual needs.
Hopefully we have given you some idea of what shading solutions are available for roof lanterns in Orangeries and Garden Rooms.
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