Skylights literally provide a window to the sky—letting in sunlight, moonlight, and views of twinkling stars. But while skylights let in natural light they can also let in extra heat during the summer months. In winter, heat can escape through skylights. They can also cause glares on televisions and computer screens and make it difficult to take an afternoon nap. To enjoy the benefits of skylights without struggling with these problems, you’ll need to find the right window coverings for them.
Certain types of windows present more challenges than others when it comes to finding the right coverings for them. Part of the challenge with skylights is that there are fewer window treatment options that work well with them. Window treatments such as drapes and blinds are not ideal, but luckily Drapery Street offers two products that work wonderfully with skylights.
Window Treatments for Skylights:
Hunter Douglas Skylift™ System
The Hunter Douglas SkyLift System was created specifically for skylights. The SkyLift System is available for both Duette and Applause honeycomb shades. Honeycomb shades aren’t just beautiful, they also offer the industry’s highest energy efficiency rating to help your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You can choose from either manual operation or PowerView™ Motorization. The manual system includes a hand crank or telescoping pole to make opening and closing your skylight shades a breeze.
For an even easier operation, choose PowerView Motorization and use a remote control or app to adjust shades into the exact position you desire. You can also schedule your shades to open and close automatically at pre-programmed times. Would you like to wake up to the morning sun each day at 7AM? Let PowerView know and like magic your shades will quietly open at exactly 7AM each morning.
Program PowerView™ to move your window treatments to the exact position you want and then control and schedule them using the intuitive PowerView App on your smartphone/tablet or operate your settings using the PowerView Pebble™ Control.
Hüper Optik Window Film
Hüper Optik is the world leader in nanoceramic window films. This extraordinary product is a German manufactured window film, owned by an American company. These window films simply can’t be outperformed, and they’re a great solution for skylights. As earlier mentioned, skylights do pose problems such as heat gain and unwanted sun exposure. Hüper Optik puts an end to all that by blocking 99.9% of the sun’s UV rays, reducing sun glare, and offering the best in heat rejection. Think of Hüper Optik window film as a pair of Ray-Bans for your skylight, nearly invisible to the naked eye and capable of actually enhancing your view. Because Hüper Optik window films have a low reflectivity, your nighttime views of the stars will not be obscured. You’ll have the luxury of skylights without any of the downsides.
Your search for the perfect window treatments for your skylights is over. Give us a call at 317-816-9774 or contact us through our consultation request form to get started with one of these options.