If you have a skylight window, you may be considering installing a blind. But what's available? Here's a helpful guide to the different styles of blinds that are suitable for use with skylight windows.
Basic roller blinds
Basic roller blinds provide a practical solution for skylight window dressings. They are neat and tidy, offering privacy whilst still permitting diffused light to enter. There are lots of colours and patterns to choose from, making it easy to find something to suit your interior décor scheme.
Pleated blinds are designed with neither a top nor bottom permanent fixing, making them extremely versatile. You can easily adjust the blind to allow just the perfect amount of light in by elevating the bottom of the blind or alternatively drawing down the top.
If you want to save money on your household energy bills, energy saving blinds could be an option to consider. These pleated blinds are designed to be thermally insulating, combining a honeycomb design and alumiunium powder coating for maximum insulation. Excess heat is blocked out during hot, sunny weather to keep the inside of your home cool. In winter, valuable warmth is trapped inside the room, saving you on heating bills.
Slatted venetian blinds can be easily adjusted to allow really good control over incoming light. Venetian blinds are useful in kitchens and bathrooms, as you can allow steam and humidity to escape through the open window whilst still maintaining privacy.
Blackout blinds are most suited for use on skylights in bedrooms as they give you complete darkness when drawn. The reflective aluminium coating on the outside of the blind ensures additional insulation during the winter and keeps the room cool in the summer.
External awning blinds
These blinds are fitted to the outside of your skylight windows and are designed to block out strong sunlight and excess heat, making them perfect for homes in very hot climates and for south-facing roofs that are exposed to the sun for most of the day.
Electric window blinds
If your skylight window is awkward to reach or is very high up, you might want to consider an electrically operated system. Electric blind-operating systems can be fitted to new windows and to old ones too. The system works via a keypad that allows you to automatically open, close or adjust the blind.
There are lots of different options for blinds to suit your skylight windows. For further advice on what might be best-suited to your circumstances, have a chat with your window supplier.