Controlling Skylight Glare And Heat

Shades make skylights more comfortable during the hot summer days and provide a way to control the amount of light coming into your room. Love your skylights even more with color and remote control !


On hot, sunny days the beautiful natural light from skylights can be too much of a good thing. The sun that we crave during shorter, colder weather days can sometimes be uncomfortable when added to already hot weather. VELUX has a perfect solution with a range of shades that control the amount of light coming into the room, but my favorite is solar powered with a remote control. For hard-to reach units in cathedral ceilings or over stairwells the results are amazing.

My favorite solar style is a blackout blind that can transform a bright, sunny room into a perfectly dark media room AND as a bonus increases energy efficiency by 20 percent year round by reflecting hot sun during summer days and retaining heat at night in cold weather. The skylights themselves are already incredibly energy efficient and will save up to $200 per year over a comparable plastic bubble skylight.

This year VELUX launched an extensive new line of skylight shades. It is finally easy to coordiate with any style room.

When opening and closing your skylights is easy you’ll find yourself shading rooms during the heat of the day and enjoying your home even more. For more information go to www.VeluxUSA.com to not only see the beautiful range of shades but also to view the world’s first leakproof skylights. Yes, I said “leakproof”. VELUX guarantees they won’t leak. If you’ve never liked skylights then you haven’t experienced the world’s best. Check ‘em out. We’re certain you’ll love ‘em like we do.


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Lisa Saunders May 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM
That is good to know. I was always afraid to consider a skylight because I heard they can leak! I like your helpful tips. Thanks for sharing them!
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