Too hot in your conservatory? Here’s what you can do

Conservatory refurbished with a Metrotile Lightweight Roof System Shingle Charcoal and Velux Window

Conservatories are one of the most popular improvements we can do to our homes, but occasionally there are little niggles that bother us.

One of the most common complaints is being too hot in your conservatory, and more so, not knowing what can be done to improve the situation.

So here’s a few ideas about what you could do to make your conservatory cooler.



Blinds are one of the easiest and most popular solutions when your conservatory is too hot. Keeping the sun out, or at least reducing the ingress of the sunlight and its rays, can lead to lower temperatures in the conservatory.

With the abundance of designs and styles for blinds these days, you’re sure to find a set that fits the aesthetic of your dream conservatory, and helps to make the temperature a little more bearable in those hot midsummer days.



Redecorating the conservatory may seem a little impractical, but the truth is it’s easy to do and can make a dramatic difference. For example, different colours absorb or reflect heat and light to different degrees, which in turn raises/lower the ambient temperature.

Similarly, flooring can also have a significant effect on reducing heat in conservatories. Different floor types absorb or reflect heat to varying degrees, and coolness can also emirate from floors, in turn cooling the conservatory.


Replace the roof

If your conservatory is manufactured from PVC or glass, replacing the roof can be a more permanent solution. Although this may sound a complex and extravagant operation, it’s actually relatively inexpensive and simple to do. More and more homeowners are realising the benefits of replacing their conservatory roof.

Essentially, glass or uPVC catch the heat rendering your conservatory often unusable in the summer. By replacing this inefficient material with an energy efficient, lightweight modern solution such as Metrotile’s lightweight roof tiles, you will instantly notice the difference.

With a thin steel profile that won’t jeopardise the conservatory’s framework and structure, the roof will not ‘catch’ the heat as much as the original cheaper, inefficient roof types.  Durability and strength of the roof are actually increased with steel roof tiles, and they are also far more sustainable and more effective in rainwater run-off too.

Replacing the roof of UPVC and glass conservatories is a practical solution that need not be expensive, and will deliver far more benefits in the long run. Redecorating and blinds will only improve the temperature, whilst using efficient steel tiles will improve durability, insulation, water run-off and many other benefits.

To find out more about getting a conservatory roof replacement, get in touch with Metrotile by calling us on 01249 658 514 or you can fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.