No fun in the sun

Posted on - August 26, 2020

Making the most of the fine weather during the summer: Spontaneous trips to the beach, socially distanced beer garden drinks, Family BBQs, getting a decent tan…

But the summer sun can be no fun  – if you have problems with heat and glare through your windows.

With many people still working from home, solar control issues can make life even more difficult. That home office was never really meant to be used all day every day. It may be on the small side, stuffy, and pretty unpleasant when the sun’s belting in.

But for many people the biggest problem can be their conservatory.

Too hot in the conservatory

Summer’s here. Sun is belting down. Time to make the most of your conservatory.

But it’s too hot, and the glare in your eyes is unbearable — basically it’s too uncomfortable to relax and make the most of the weather.

So — what do you do?

There are several approaches you can take to tackle this problem. All have their strengths and weaknesses. But which gives you the best all-round economy and efficiency for your money?

Blinds

You can have tailor-made blinds fitted. These can add a touch of elegance to the room, are adjustable to suit the conditions and are good at cutting out the daylight. No surprise really — it’s pretty much what they’re designed for! 

But…

High quality bespoke blinds are expensive to produce and fit. They do look good — but depending on the weather — they may have to be fully pulled down to work efficiently (which means you don’t get to enjoy the view) or worse, they need constant adjustment to maintain the desired result.

Air Conditioning

What about air-conditioning? A professionally installed system — or even a decent portable unit — can radically reduce the heat and control the climate to the point of perfection.

But…

A proper system is costly and can be quite an upheaval to install. They are also noisy — even the quiet ones. And they don’t deal with the aspect of glare at all. They can also be costly to run.

Re-Roofing

All that glass. And it seemed like such a good idea to go the whole hog and have a beautiful fully glazed roof too. But when the sun beats down the heat and glare are magnified. There is nowhere to hide.

Another potential solution is re-roofing. Replacing the glass with other traditional roofing materials that don’t let the light through fixes the problem.

But…

It sort of ruins the idea of a ‘glazed’ natural daylight room. And what’s the point of a conservatory if you’re going to block out the view?

Window Film

Hi-tech window film, professionally installed, is virtually invisible, reduces heat and glare by up to 80% and cuts out harmful UV rays (which can damage fabrics and make furnishings fade) by up to 99%!

It’s relatively quick and simple to install, lasts for years, is easy to clean and maintain and can even add safety, security and privacy to your home* 

Now — the clincher…

Window film costs on average less than 25% of the cost of installing blinds — and can be even more economical when compared to installing Air-Con (where not only the installation can be expensive but the ongoing running costs can be a problem too)

So that’s basically a 75% saving — and not only does it cost much less, it’s also the simplest, most effective and unobtrusive solution.

Really. It’s a no-brainer!

For conservatories, garden rooms, patio or bi-fold doors, picture windows, or for your home office – window film from durable is the answer to your solar control blues.

If you have heat and glare issues with your windows or doors, or you need added security, safety or privacy to glazed areas of your home, or just want to keep cool in the conservatory – Durable have the answer.

Call us

Durable have over 50 years of experience in dealing with glass.

We are the oldest window film company in Europe.

We are an authority on glass issues, trusted by the likes of the MoD, English Heritage, National Trust and more.

Durable — good with glass

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