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Skylight Blinds

An in depth look at skylight blinds and other window shades and coverings.

Skylights add another dimension to a home and can be an attractive part of the home design as well as a functional source of light. Many people add skylights to their home to add a new effect, but do not think about getting the skylight blinds to go with it.

Skylight blinds need to be added to the skylight in order to reduce the negative effects of too much light and heat when the sun is strong.

Using skylight blinds enables you to control the brightness of the room. Too much sunlight can overheat the home quickly during the hot summer months. This means that your air conditioner will be working overtime and that will be wasting a lot of money in your energy bills. Skylight blinds will end up saving you a lot of money.

If you have a skylight without blinds the sun can stream down through the window and cause blind spots and glare. Sometimes this glare can end up on a TV screen, which can be particularly annoying. If the light streams down on a piece of glass or Crystal the light can be reflected and cause a blinding glare pinpointed somewhere in the room.

This can be very distressing for anybody that suffers from migraines or allergies, and you may have visitors that are extremely bothered by the light.

Skylight blinds will allow you to control the amount of light entering your home, and you have a couple of different types you can choose from.

Manual skylight blinds are usually operated with a pole. These blinds are quite easy to install and operate. As long as you keep the pole in a handy spot near the blinds at all times, you will be able to open and shut them fairly easily.

Motorized skylights allow you to open and close the blinds with a push of a button. Most come with a battery operated remote control. They are slightly more expensive than the manual blinds, but many people prefer the ease of pushing a button over having to do it manually.

If you opt for the motorized kind you may have to hire a contractor to get them installed. The installation can usually be done in an hour or two so it will be a small added cost on top of the price of the blinds.

These blinds are available in many different styles, colors and fabrics. You can choose from pleated or Venetian blinds. Both offer the same functionality, and it is a matter of personal preference which one you choose.

Skylights can be a beautiful part of a home, but it is very important to get skylight blinds so that you have control over the lighting and heating in your home. You have a great variety of blinds to choose from, and they can be an attractive addition to your home as well.

If you’re looking for skylight blinds, a quick online search will bring you hundreds of different possibilities.  Alternatively, you can look locally to retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot.