Enhance Your home with Stylish Skylight Shades

Enhance Your home with Stylish Skylight Shades

October 30, 2023

Skylights provide rooms with a brighter, more open and airy feeling beyond what standard windows can offer. But like standard windows, harsh summer rays often stream in through skylights, overheating a space; they can also let cold air in during winter. Direct sunlight and glare pose potential snags, too (think afternoon napping or movie binging).

At Hunter Douglas, we have skylight window treatments to address those kinds of issues, from improving energy efficiency to eliminating glare. Want to make the most of your skylights? Keep the following three points in mind.

1. Fabrics Matter

If your skylights are in areas where you get a lot of sun—especially bedrooms or media rooms—you might want to consider skylight shades with a room-darkening or blackout fabric, so natural sunlight doesn’t interrupt your sleep or add glare to a TV screen. And if they're in rooms like kitchens that don't require complete darkness, choose a fabric that will bring in natural light while still blocking harsh rays.

Cellular shades on skylights near Newport News, Virginia (VA)

Also keep in mind that since skylights are often focal points of a room, you’ll want a skylight window covering that complements your space’s overall style. Plus, you’ll want to coordinate the skylight shade fabric with the fabrics of the other window coverings in the room, for a cohesive look.

2. Energy Efficiency for Skylights is Key

Up to 30% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. That’s where cellular shades come in. The most energy-efficient window treatments available, their unique honeycomb design traps air in distinct pockets, providing a layer of insulation at the window.

Duette®  Honeycomb Shades, the original cellular shade, are available in an array of colors, textures and pleat sizes, and can accommodate the specialty shape of a skylight.

For even greater energy efficiency, look to Duette Architella®  Honeycomb Shades, a honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb that features more layers of fabric and insulating air pockets.

Earn A Federal Tax Credit up to $1,200!

Save energy year-round—and earn a Federal Tax Credit of up to $1,200 on select energy-efficient shade styles

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Enjoy Rebates Starting at $300 on Energy-Efficient Shades

$75 Rebate per shade when you purchase 4-10 Duette® Honeycomb Shades with PowerView® Automation

3. Movement Makes a Difference

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Enhancing energy efficiency and just generally making a space more comfortable will only work if you open and close the window treatments over your skylights.

And for that, we have you covered. You can easily control Duette skylight shades with PowerView®  Automation. Convenient control is yours from a remote, an app on your smart device or even with favorite voice assistant (when integrated with other smart-home systems)

Prefer manual control? Consider, consider the Simplicity skylight system, which is also available on Duette shades. This system operates on any slope or orientation by a handle, as opposed to a hand crank, or with a telescoping pole. What’s really great about this system is that the fabric can stack at the top, bottom, left or right side.

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