Refer to the section on uPVC and Aluminium Windows and Doors for information on caring for your Everest Conservatory. Timber Conservatories can also be maintained in accordance with the instructions given in the section on Everest Timber Products.
Please don’t climb onto your conservatory roof. Instead, if it is absolutely necessary, it should only be done by a competent person using specialist equipment specifically designed for the relevant function
As a result of the changing seasons, the environment within your conservatory changes considerably and there are also temporary conditions that may occur when your conservatory is first installed, such as condensation when the building dries out.
Natural ventilation can help maintain a comfortable environment in your conservatory and will help to minimise condensation. Trickle vents, roof vents, windows and doors can all provide ventilation, but remember to think about security as well.
Heating a conservatory can also assist with controlling condensation. A conservatory that suffers from condensation may benefit from being kept slightly warmer and heaters are most effective when mounted on dwarf walls beneath window units.
Fans will also assist in controlling the environment within a conservatory. They can provide a cooling effect in summer and should a fan have a reverse facility its operation can be reversed in winter to re-circulate warm air trapped at ceiling level.
Fans must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. There must be a minimum clearance of 180mm between the fan blade tips and any obstructions. To avoid risk of injury, the rotating fan blades must be no closer than 2300mm from the finished floor level inside the conservatory.
Where necessary, blinds can be fitted to a conservatory roof or its walls to help provide shade and privacy, but the following guidelines must be followed to avoid damage.
The installation of blinds will be carried out at the risk of the person or company undertaking the job. Blinds must never be fitted covering a number of roof panes with one blind across the inside surface of the glazing bars. This would result in heat being trapped between the blinds and the glass and may result in damage and discolouration to roof members.
The best blind design covers each roof pane individually, allowing a minimum of 15mm ventilation gap around its perimeter to let heat to escape.
While cleaning, check these are in place and undamaged. If dislodged, slide them back into place. Should any weather seals be damaged, please contact Everest to arrange a service call.