Why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, it’s no wonder that we’re passionate about roof windows. All shapes, sizes, and brands – these gateways to the outdoors allow natural light to flood your home and offer the perfect spot for a touch of interior personalization. While there’s been no lull in the popularity of these home additions, we have noticed that the request for skylight blinds has been steadily increasing – particularly during 2020. Additionally Country Living cited roof windows as being one of the ‘Top 15 Home Decor Trends Predicted to Be Huge in 2021’. So, we’re wondering ‘why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?’ 

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Your guide to Smart Skylight Blinds

What are Smart Skylight Blinds?

So, let’s start with the basics. What exactly are smart skylight blinds? Essentially, they are the same as regular window blinds but with a built-in motor. This allows them to be opened and closed (or raised and lowered) without the need of a pull cord or manual labour. You may have heard them under the names ‘automatic blinds’, ‘automated blinds’ or even ‘smart shades’. All of these terms describe the smart skylight blinds we will be discussing here today.

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Reasons to incorporate skylight blinds in the home

Simply put, skylight blinds add the ultimate functionality to your skylight windows. As well as fulfilling the interior of the home, skylights are useful, practical and well-designed. Rooflites can also be the finishing touch that adds the ultimate form of sophistication to the home. Letting the light shine through the roof top rather than through the walls, roof windows can impose a bright and vibrant impression on the home. However, there comes a time where you want to take control of the light coming in, right? Enabling you to take control of the natural light, skylights can efficiently change the atmosphere of a room within seconds. Whether it be a sunny day so you want to block out the bright light or even open the blinds to let the sun shine away, skylights do the job just right.

Yet another reason to bring in the use of skylight blinds in your home is the ability for them to merely reflect your personality and style through the different colours and designs available. Whether it be for the kids room and you want a bright and flowery print or a sophisticated nude colour to match the lounge area or bedroom, skylights can act as a tapestry-like furnishing to complete the design of a room.

Another great thing about skylight blinds is privacy. Just like with any other functional window, everyone needs privacy in the comfort of their own home. Skylight blinds ensure to deliver this in a sophisticated and subtle fashion.

Technology has evolved and has meant that motorised skylight blinds can now be fitted into your home! This adds the ultimate form of sophistication into the use of skylights and is a more modernised feature that should be incorporated into the home. With just one click of a button on your remote control you can adjust your blinds in the way that you desire. So you can just sit back and let technology do all of the work!

Solar powered skylight blinds are perfect for those windows that you struggle to reach and also for if you are snuggled up in bed and don’t want to move to close the blinds!    The great thing about our electric skylights as they are solar powered!  There is no need to get in an expensive electrician.  They operate off a solar panel on the back of the blind which captures the sun and guarantees to work for at least 8 months without direct sunlight.  Even in Britain we can guarantee that!   All you need to do is install and let the sun do the work!  Window brands that we can make compatible electric blinds for include VELUX®, Aurora, Tyrem, Axis 90, Fakro®, Dakstra®, Dakea® to name but a few!

 See our website for more information on skylight blinds and the services we offer: https://www.skylight-blinds-direct.co.uk/ or call 0800 008 6293

5 Great Reasons To choose Skylight Blinds Direct

Renowned for being “the skylight blinds experts”, Skylight Blinds Direct can provide you with a service like no other to ensure that the style and fitting of your skylight blinds is right for you and your home.

Whether it be for the kids room, the bathroom or kitchen, Skylight Blinds Direct can ensure a 100% child safety guarantee on the entire range of our skylights meaning that they are safe and effective to use throughout the home. We can also ensure to deliver a 3 year guarantee on the skylight blinds by ensuring that their functionality, efficiency and exterior are of excellent quality and long lasting.

1. Blackout Skylight Blinds

We provide 100% blackout skylight blinds. These blinds are energy saving as they are constructed using our high quality thermal blackout fabrics which serve the purpose to reflect heat in the summer and retain heat in the winter. The use of our black out blinds will in turn, decrease the heating bill on those dreaded colder days and keep you cool on those hot summer nights!

2. Waterproof bathroom blinds for your loft conversion

Another great thing about Skylight Blinds Direct is that we provide 100% waterproof roof blinds. Their purpose being to protect and provide guard against the build-up of any mildew and mould. This is especially beneficial for when you need skylight blinds in your bathroom as it will protect against any water vapour or water escape damaging your blinds. Whether it be the kids splashing around in the bath or simply you want to add extra protection to the quality and value of your blinds, our waterproof skylights can ensure to provide 100% protection.

3. Translucent Roof blinds for living rooms and kitchens

Additionally, we provide translucent skylight blinds which deliver two functions all in one!  Everyone knows the struggle of the harsh bright light from the sun shining through when all you want is for it to be softer or darker?  Well, our translucent blinds are guaranteed to reflect the sunlight away from shining in on you meaning that you can just relax! Skylight Blinds Direct also value our customers privacy and therefore we ensure that whilst our translucent blinds will block out the glare of the sun, they will also keep your privacy so that you truly can relax in the comfort of your own home.

Skylight Blinds Direct can also certify that your skylight blinds will be quick and easy to fit… all you need is a screwdriver! Ultimately, our blinds are easy DIY fitting. You can watch our video on how to fit your skylight blinds in a completely straightforward fashion on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHBbEiMV3nI&feature=youtu.be

4. Electric skylight blinds

With an upsurge in technology comes our love for gadgets and remote controlled blinds.  Do you need an electric VELUX blind?  Our solar powered skylight blinds are compatible with VELUX, Fakro, Dakstra, Rooflite and some Roto windows.  These blinds are powered by the sun and don’t need recharging and no wiring is needed so they are perfect as a retro fit.   Ultimately, this service means that you can sit back, relax and let technology do all of the work for you.

5. roof blinds with white surrounds

In the olden days you could only buy your skylight window with a pine frame – well those days are gone.  VELUX and Keylite and the rest of the big boys in the window manufacturing market have realised that the loft now isn’t the forgotten room in the attic but is a haven where style is important.  So now white framed rooflite windows have been rolled out across the UK and Europe.  The only problem with this lovely addition is that VELUX don’t do blinds with White surrounds anymore!  Well we do so don’t worry!  Every one of our blinds is available in either a standard silver frame or white frame option which means you can co-ordinate your blind with your window to create a seamless transition between window and blind.  You are welcome!  See our stunning range of white surround skylight blinds here.

See our website here for more information: https://www.skylight-blinds-direct.co.uk/ or call 0800 008 6293

Which Brand of Skylight Window Should I Choose for my Loft?

Take a look around your home right now and see how much natural light you have. Now imagine if you could open up your space, letting in more natural light that you already have and increase your home’s value as well. Would you do it?

What I am talking about isn’t knocking out a wall or adding more windows, I am talking about adding a skylight to your space that would let in natural sunlight that is controlled by you via innovative new skylight blinds. Skylights typically cost about the same as adding new windows and can increase your home’s value twice what you would spend on them. But is a skylight right for your home?

Which Brand of Skylight?

There are many different styles of skylights, just as there are many different skylight blinds available. From tubular skylights which can brighten up a considerably larger space for less money, to fixed skylights that lets natural light in but don’t open up for air circulation. The most popular types of Skylights are Loft windows which tilt on an axis and open up to ventilate the room.  These are usually manually operated but motorised Roof windows are popular too!   The most popular brands of Skylight windows include VELUX ®, Keylite ®, Fakro®, Dakstra®,Dakea® to name but a few.

Once you have chosen a skylight for your home, you need to consider adding skylight blinds. Skylight blinds come in a wide range of styles and features. You can even choose solar powered motorised skylight blinds that use the sun’s energy to power their opening and closing capabilities. With easy installation and the convenience of automatic opening and closing, skylight blinds are a must when remodeling your home and adding skylights.

For more information on skylights and skylight blinds, contact Skylight Blinds Direct and let one of our representatives assist you and answer any questions you might have.  Or if you want over the phone advice why not give us a ring on 0800 008 6293