WHY BUY SKYLIGHT SHADES?
A unique architectural design feature in many homes, how to cover skylight windows and where to buy skylight shades leave most people scratching their heads. Here at Select Blinds, we have easy, DIY answers to both questions.
Sometimes called roof windows, the right skylight covers can not only enhance their aesthetic appeal, they also provide privacy, light control and insulation. When selecting skylight blinds, you want to take into consideration which direction they’ll be facing (north, east, south, or west), along with the style (ventilating, fixed, or tubular) and function of your window (does it open and close, or is it sealed for your viewing pleasure?).
The best coverings for indoor skylights are honeycomb or cellular style. Available in light filtering and blackout fabrics, energy-efficient custom skylight blinds help block not only light, but trap unwanted hot and cold air. Because they are the most popular window treatment style, cellulars custom made for skylights can also be easily matched with other window coverings in a room so you have a cohesive, streamlined look from floor to, literally, ceiling.
Reach for Motorized Control
Because most skylight windows are not easily accessible, many people wonder how to operate them. No worries. While you can reach and manually open and close them with a telescoping pole, retractable skylight window treatments are a natural for the convenience of motorized remote control. (Note: Motorized skylight shades offered here on selectblinds.com are available as inside mounts only on sloped or vertical windows in widths up to 48”.)
For more tips and answers to questions about measuring, buying and installing skylight and other specialty window treatments, contact the experts at Select Blinds.