5 key reasons you need skylight blinds & shades

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Skylights make for a beautiful feature, as well as providing an elegant solution for introducing more natural light into a room. Whilst you sometimes may enjoy basking in the sunlight from your skylight, on other occasions you will want to be able to have some control over the light and heat transmitted through this window. Skylight blinds are the perfect solution for this and, in this article, we’ll be looking at some of their many benefits.


Light control


The most obvious reason for choosing skylight blinds is that they handily allow you to manage the amount of light entering your home. Whether you want to block out direct sunlight and glare in the height of summer, or you want to stop light escaping out in the evening or winter months, this is what skylight blinds are designed for. Blinds are a highly practical addition to your windows, improving comfort of the room in which they are installed.


 Manage temperature


Sunlight flooding into your home will not only illuminate a space, it will also warm it up too. In summer, you can easily find large skylights will turn a room into something of a heat trap if left uncovered. To prevent uncomfortable temperatures, skylight blinds can be closed, blocking the vast majority of the heat from passing into your home. This will help keep your room comfortable and, if you have an HVAC system, save you money on cooling your property.

With fitted blinds, such as those from Velux, you can even keep the blind closed when the window is open. This is ideal for attic rooms when you want a cooling breeze but not the baking sun.


Easy operation


With electric blinds, you don’t have to worry about tricky operation of your skylight blinds, particularly if they are higher than arm’s length. Motorised blinds are now widespread – no longer being seen as a luxury item – are reasonably priced and simple to use, we’ve even written a handy guide on how to control your blinds with Amazon Alexa and other smart devices.




There is a huge variety of choice when it comes to skylight blinds in terms of aesthetics. You can easily find a blind which is both practical and attractive, complimenting your interior style, no matter what that may be. Velux, perfect fit and pleated blinds are all popular styles for skylights and, when you receive a bespoke blind service, these blinds will look elegant whilst fitting and operating seamlessly on your window.


Prevent furniture fade


Another practical benefit – having skylight blinds can help preserve the condition of your furnishings for longer. Harsh sunlight can have a bleaching effect on everything from your sofa and rugs to lampshades and photographs. However, by utilising your blinds to block direct sunlight from sapping the life from your beloved belongings, you can keep them looking like new for longer.


Denton Blinds offer a wonderful range of equally practical and attractive blinds. Whichever style you choose, and no matter the window of your home, our well-trained experts can tailor your blind to fit perfectly and operate seamlessly. We operate across Burton on Trent, Kettering, and the surrounding areas, so if you are need of reliable blinds professionals in this region, get in touch with our helpful team today.