Although they can add some architectural interest, skylights can seem daunting to treat. Which means that some people avoid it altogether. However, much like standard windows, skylights deserve window fashions to help you control light, insulate the space, and protect your room from harmful UV rays. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving the Naples, Florida, area, we’ll be happy to help you determine the right treatment for your skylight. Read on, and then be sure to contact one of our representatives for more details.
Finding Window Treatments for Skylights
Offering wonderful natural light to help brighten a space, skylights can be treated in such a way as to maintain the benefits while reducing the drawbacks. As you think about what you need, consider these key principles.
- What are the needs of the space? Different rooms have different light-blocking needs. A bedroom or a media room might call for room-darkening or blackout, so you can get a good night’s sleep or reduce glare against a TV. In a kitchen, sunroom, or dining room, however, you might want to have as much natural light as possible, so a good bet would be a light-diffusing solution.
- Saving money on energy. Just like with regular windows, with skylights, air from the inside can escape out and air from the outside can wriggle its way in unless you insulate that opening. Adding the right treatment on your skylight can help insulate the window, keeping the summertime hot air and wintertime cold air outdoors where it belongs.
- Diminishing UV rays. UV rays can cause great damage to floors, furniture, cabinets, and artwork. You can keep getting natural light while still protecting your interior with the right treatment.
- Operating systems. Skylights are, of course, generally out of easy reach. You’ll want to determine the best way to operate your treatment, whether it’s remotely or with another solution.
Options to Consider
Hunter Douglas can handle your room’s needs with ease. Cellular shades such as Duette® Honeycomb Shades can improve the energy efficiency at the window. Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds and Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds each offer 75% UV ray protection while still letting you enjoy natural light. And for your operating system, you can choose from the Skylift™ or Simplicity™ system (which operate manually) or PowerView® Motorization (which lets you operate your treatment remotely, even if you’re halfway around the world).
Covering Skylights in the Naples, Bonita Springs FL Area
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation– we’re looking forward to serving you!