Skylights have a lot of advantages—the main one bringing natural light into a space. Not only does that natural light add illumination and ambiance, it also decreases the use of electric light. Plus, during colder months, skylights can help a space heat up.
If you have skylights though, you know that they can also to channel too much light and heat into a room—and they have the potential to lose heat when the weather is cold.
Adding shades to skylights can help you address those issues. But if your skylights are hard to reach, manual shades can be a hassle to open and close. Not so with motorized skylight shades.
You can conveniently open and close motorized skylight shades with a remote, an app on your phone, or automatically through schedules you create. If you have a compatible smart-home system, you can even control motorized skylight shades with your voice and your favorite voice assistant.
While you’ll find many different styles of motorized skylight shades, a top option is a motorized cellular skylight shade. Cellular shades are the most insulating interior shades available, helping enhance energy efficiency year-round.
Duette® Honeycomb Shades, for example, are the original cellular shade. They feature a unique honeycomb design that traps air in distinct pockets, for an extra layer of insulation at the window.
Duette shades, including skylight shades, are available with PowerView® Automation. With a Duette skylight shade paired with PowerView Automation, you’ll easily be able to block the summer sun from heating up a room, while also protecting interiors from the sun’s harsh UV rays. And when temps dip, you’ll reap the benefits of enhanced energy efficiency.
Climate control isn’t the only advantage of Duette shades. Their cellular construction helps them absorb sound, for a quieter room, while their fabrics beautifully diffuse light.
And if you’re looking for motorized skylight blackout shades? You can check that box with Duette shades, too. They’re available with room-darkening fabrics—perfect for a bedroom and a sounder sleep.
The cost of motorized skylight shades depends on the type of motorization, window size, the type of window treatment and fabric/material you choose, as well as any optional enhancements you want.
Cellular shades for skylights provide superior energy efficiency, and are the most energy-efficient shade style available. Their honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, creating an extra layer of insulation at the window.