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Window Treatments for Roof Skylights 

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? Blinds are one of the best solutions for problems with glare, insulation, temperature control, and overall comfort in rooms with skylights.  

Why Skylight Window Coverings Are a Great Investment

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 several advantages. 

  • Temperature control. On a July afternoon, you probably won’t want the sun shining directly into your kitchen or living room. Skylight shades can help block heat. 
  • Energy efficiency. Just like regular windows, heat loss through a skylight can happen in the winter and drive up energy bills. Adding blinds adds a layer of insulation that can improve energy efficiency.    
  • Light control. During certain seasons or parts of the day, skylights can cause uncomfortable amounts of glare. Thankfully, adding shades allows you to 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. Adding blinds protects your home’s interior from the damaging effects of UV rays.

How Do Skylight Blinds Work?

Skylight blinds work by covering or partially covering a skylight window to provide shade and/or privacy. They can be operated manually or automatically through a remote control or a device such as a smartphone. Manual skylight blinds typically have a crank or handle that is used to open and close the blinds. Some may also have a pull cord to adjust the position of the blinds. Automatic skylight blinds use an electric motor to open and close the blinds. They can be controlled through a remote or a wall switch. Some models also offer the option to be controlled by a smartphone app.

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Can Skylight Blinds Be Motorized?

Yes. You can save yourself the trouble of using a pole to close your shades by installing motorized skylight shades. Many shades offer the option of remote control or operation via a mobile app.

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Skylight Honeycomb Shades

Because insulation is an important concern for homeowners when it comes to skylights, honeycomb shades are a very popular option. Single cell styles offer good insulation, but if you desire an extra level of air trapping potential, you can opt for double cell shades. If you are looking for the best insulation, the Department of Energy lists cellular shades as the option with the highest R-value.    

Read more about reducing summer heat gain and winter heat loss with cellular shades

Light Control & Blackout Skylight Shades

If completely blocking out light is a priority, blackout shades can be mounted for skylights to keep sunlight out. These tend to be the most popular option for bedrooms, entertainment rooms with screens or projectors, and often in offices as well. Blackout shades can be customized with varying degrees of opacity as well if a little bit of light is okay. 

Learn More About Skylight Blinds from Our Experts 

If you are looking for high-quality window treatments for your home, Bloomin’ Blinds offers some of the best brands on the market including Norman, Alta, and Graber. 

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Our team has experience designing for windows of all kinds, including windows or skylights with unusual shapes. No matter what kind of style, shape, or pattern you are looking for, our team can find the perfect skylight shades to match your space. 

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Blinds FAQ
Which blinds are best for privacy?

Blackout blinds provide the most privacy. These window treatments black out all light and can come in various materials and colors, including aluminum and faux wood options. Vertical blinds are another cost-effective, privacy solution for covering large windows like sliding glass windows.

Which blinds are easiest to clean?

Due to their vertical hanging slats, vertical blinds are least likely to gather dust when compared to other custom blinds. If vertical blinds aren’t your style, faux wood blinds are a stylish, easy-to-clean option. Click here to learn more about how to clean faux wood blinds.

Which blinds are best for kids?

Cordless and motorized blinds are the safest option if your home has children. We suggest removing all corded window treatments from your child’s play area and nursery. If you cannot install new window treatments, check out our blog for tips on how to child proof your living space’s window treatments.

Do you have honeycomb blinds?

Yes! We offer offer a selection of honeycomb blinds (also known as cellular shades). These multiple layered coverings are a popular choice for their ability to trap drafts of air and add insulation to windows. They offer a lot of options for customization as well.

Why should my blinds be professionally installed?

Blind installation services make the process of getting new window treatments much simpler. Our professionals will precisely measure your windows and ensure your blinds are made to the appropriate width and height. Our blind installers will supply their own tools such as a steel tape measure, screwdrivers, an electric drill, and a ladder, so you won’t need to buy any of these for a one-off home improvement project.

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Benefits Of Blinds


Shutters can change the look of your entire home. The aesthetic value that shutters bring can not only increase the value of the home but also adding curb appeal since shutters frame the windows.


Home shutters can provide a desired level of privacy as they allow you to adjust the horizontal slats with a simple tilt. By closing the shutters, you can darken a room for movies or having your nosey neighbor peeking in.


Shutters can be a huge help and add a layer of protection when it comes to insulting your home. From cooling your home during the summer to retaining the warmth during the winter shutters can help regulate the internal temperature allowing for unwanted heat waves and blocking out cold drafts.

Light Control

Morning sun rays can be a rude awakening especially in the bedroom when it hits you right in the face. Shutters can provide better and longer sleep allowing you to wake up refreshed and charged for the day. Shutters are known to block out more sunlight than any other window treatment on the market.

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