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Can Skylights Have Blinds or Shades?

Sunlight, ventilation, beauty, and an incredible view — these are just a few of the reasons why so many people choose to install skylights in their homes. But what happens when summer comes and that skylight starts letting in a little too much sun and heat?

Shading Your Skylight

If your skylight isn’t shaded, you’ll find yourself with a hot living room in the summer and a cold living room in the winter. Because of this, uncovered skylights can quickly run up your energy bill — something no homeowner wants.

Why You Need Skylight Shades

You took the plunge and installed that skylight you’ve always dreamed of. While you may think you’ll never want to close the shades and lose your view, shades will always come in handy. Having the option to draw the shades on your skylight gives you:

  • Temperature control. On a July afternoon, you probably won’t want the sun shining directly into your kitchen or living room.
  • Light control. Sunlight can easily cause a glare each day when the sun rises and at night as it sets. But with shades, you can easily adjust how much sunlight your home is getting throughout the day.
  • Furniture protection. Hours of strong, direct sunlight can take a toll on your floors and furniture, causing them to fade and become warped over time.

Bloomin’ Blinds Provides Custom Window Treatments

When it comes to choosing your treatments, you have more options than you may think:

  • Cellular shades are one of the most energy-efficient options for all windows, but especially for skylights sitting in direct sunlight. Not only will cellular shades keep a room cooler, but they’ll also reduce sun glare without completely eliminating your natural light.

At Bloomin' Blinds, our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!

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