Skylight blinds give you back the control when it comes to choosing a particular look for your home. Most of the time a skylight will be installed on a standard ceiling height. In this case a manual skylight blind is sufficient and would serve your purposes well. If you have skylight that is too high to reach, then there are motorised blinds available that are wired in to a switch on the wall. These motorised skylight blinds do require a qualified electrician post the skylight installation to complete the job.
Are skylight blinds like window blinds?
Skylight blinds need to be a lot stronger than other window blinds throughout your home. The reason for this is that a skylight is positioned on your roof and therefore has a far greater exposure to the damaging elements of the sun. A window blind may get exposure to the sun but for far shorter periods of the day. Skylight blinds are specially treated to cope with the exposure they are asked to deal with on a year round basis.
Some advantages of having a skylight blind installed with your skylight installation
- Skylight blinds save you money by lowering your heating and energy costs.
- Skylight blinds allow you to reduce the light into your lounge rooms and or media rooms, where glare can be a problem.
- Skylight blinds come in both manual and motorised installations, giving you control when it comes to budget. They are both extremely easy to operate
- Skylight blinds reduce noise transfer form the outdoors, which can be an important issue when considering certain bedroom installations.
- Skylight blinds give you back the control when it comes to choosing the specific look and feel you desire for your home.
Blinds for skylights are the perfect way to control the degree of sunlight that comes through a skylight. Blinds for skylights also allow you to control the level of UV protection, which gives you better comfort in your house. While skylights are great by themselves, installing blinds for skylights will make the most out of your skylight installation.
Here are some types of blinds for skylights that are very common:
Vertical Blinds: Vertical blinds look great. They fit quite well on sliding glass doors. Manufacturers usually modify the size of their vertical blinds to suit your needs. However, if you buy one of the cheapest brands, you’ll have to do the adjusting yourself.
Sun Blocking Skylight Blinds: This heavy-duty home improvement blocks heat before it enters your rooms. Its operation can be handled with the help of a motor which can be controlled either from a wall panel or with a remote controller.
Balcony Skylight Blinds: Balcony skylight blinds can be used in both vertical and horizontal positions. Balcony skylight blinds employs concealed nylon lift-cords attached to a spiral tension device unseen within the top bar. The spiral tension device enables you to smoothly lift or lower the blind to any position you want by merely moving the handle on the movable rail or using a skylight rod for out of reach windows.
Cellular Blinds for Skylights: Cellular Blinds for skylights is a popular interior design option. They have superior insulation properties due to their tiny heat-trapping air-pockets.
As you can see, there are many types of blinds for skylights in the market, each one with different functions or properties for several types of skylights. Because of their many qualities, they’re becoming more and more popular in the Australia, whereas they have always been common in Europe.
One of the reasons skylight blinds are becoming more popular is that they complement skylights greatly, to the point that it makes little sense to have skylights without blinds or even shades. Also, blinds for skylights are becoming more and more common because skylights themselves are being chosen more and more by people as an alternative to expensive, tiresome and polluting artificial lights. And of course, the fact that skylights and blinds bring down your electricity bills helps. In fact, it means that they will pay for themselves in the long run.
Skylight shutters can also be a great way to control the desired amount of light your skylight brings into your room/s. Please visit our other posts for further dimming options for your skylight installations.
So, if you still haven’t gotten skylights and blinds in your house, what are you waiting for? Get some information and give us Suncity a call.
For more information please call(07) 3282 0985. We are here to help with any skylight enquiry you may have.