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Skylight Shades

Skylight Shades

Skylights are a great way to add natural light to a dark room, but they also allow a lot of heat exchange. Summertime is when we get lots of calls to cover them. Last week, we showed a motorized version of a skylight shade, and this week you can look at a manual version. In most cases, skylight shades don’t move that often. For example, if they are needed to insulate, they tend to stay covering the window. This is true if a translucent fabric like the one in the video is selected. If the shade is opaque, it would tend to move more often. The difference in temperature provided by a skylight shade is pretty dramatic. It can make a room much more comfortable and cause your heating and cooling equipment to work much less hard. The skylight shade in this video is a Hunter Douglas Applause shade with the Simplicity manual operated mechanism. As you can see, a simple grab of the handle allows you to move the shade to any position you wish. It has rails on all four sides to hold it in place and it also has cords that run through larger shades to prevent sagging.

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