No matter why you’ve decided to redecorate or style-up your home, there should always be a budget-consideration. It’s easy to get carried away in the midst of Pinterest, crafting a room that lives up to your highest dreams but far exceeds your financial possibility. Don’t worry – we’ve all done it! Specifically in today’s climate, it’s always helpful to discover where you can save money and invest to ensure you get the best return on your money as possible.
As Autumn begins to roll in, you may be looking at the different ways in which you can improve your home. Colder days, more rain and less light all force us to readdress our indoor spaces and establish whether they’re likely to work as effectively during these colder months. While light may seem like less of a pressing issue now, it’s still a factor you’ll need to consider when it comes to usability. And, with more of us spending time indoors and using indoor lighting, privacy can also become a concern. This blog will look at whether it’s time to update your roof blind for Autumn.
As we continue to let more light into our homes, roof lantern windows are dramatically increasing in popularity. Orangeries, Atriums and conservatories are a fantastic way to open up your home, bringing light and openness into your home. Architects and specifiers are replacing traditional ceilings with glass roofs such as skypods, atriums, roof domes and pyramid windows (to name but a few of the horizontal roof windows on the market at the moment).
These glass roofs bring natural light and free solar energy into your home. But our orangeries and sunrooms are becoming unusable at times as they are too hot and bright in the summer and too cold in the winter.
Without a ROOF LANTERN blind you are very likely to experience the following:-
Heat Gain in the Summer
TRANSMITTANCE: The suns rays pass through the glazing, hit objects in the room eg walls, furniture which absorb the radiation and radiate it back into the room: otherwise known as the GREENHOUSE EFFECT.
Heat Loss in the Winter
Even with the heating on you may find your orangery is cold during the WINTER and first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Heat is lost through:-
CONDUCTION (Loss of heat through the glass of the window)
CONVECTION (THE DRAFT LOOP: Loss of heat through warm room air reaching the glass, cooling then cool air falling back into the room for you to have to re-heat)
AIR LEAKAGE (Heat lost through cracks in the frame or from ill fitting glass)
Harsh sunlight which prevents you watching tv and strains the eyes.
So, in order to receive the maximum benefit from your roof window you will need to find a way to control your environment. Our answer is a LanternLITE™ Roof Lantern blind.