Accessible Blinds for Skylight Windows

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Accessible Blinds for Skylight Windows

Skylights can be a real pain if they’re positioned somewhere where direct sunlight ends up in your way. Sometimes this is sunset while you’re doing dishes in the kitchen. Other times, you’re trying to watch TV and the living room skylight is shining right on the screen. Unfortunately, skylight windows are impossible to put blinds on… psyche! You can absolutely put blinds on skylights. The tricky part is making them accessible – because not everyone wants to block off their skylights 100% of the time. Fortunately Domir Blinds offers accessible blinds for skylight windows.

What Kind of Blinds Can You Put on Skylight Windows?

It’s true that skylights being placed in the ceiling can cause some trouble with most blinds. After all, you need your blinds to draw somewhat horizontally instead of downward. The good news is, this is possible! Instead of using standard, slatted blinds, you’ll have to use something solid instead.

By solid blinds, we mean something like a window shade, window screen, or roller blackout shade. These are one solid piece of composite fabric. The reason these work so well for skylight windows is…

How Do You Keep the Blinds in Place?

… side channels! Side channels are mounted on the window frame so that they align with the position of the shade or screen. Then, when you pull the blinds down, the sides of the shade or screen remain inside the channels. The shade or screen is guided the right direction and held in place, even in gravity-defying positions.

Accessible Blinds for Skylight Windows

The question now is, once the blinds are in place, how on earth do you open and close them? Back in the old days, you might have had a long stick with a hook on the end. Fortunately, we don’t have to rely on such troublesome techniques these days. Instead, you can simply get motorized blinds

Motorized blinds mean installing a motor in the fascia of the blinds (that’s the part where they roll up). Then, you can access them right from a smart device, like your phone. Enjoy the morning sun shining down on your living room floor in the morning. Then, in the evening, when you’re trying to watch NCIS, you can pull out your phone and banish the setting sun from your TV screen.

Order Custom Blinds from Domir

Domir Blinds doesn’t just offer high quality blinds, we also offer custom blinds. If you want a roller shade or screen in a specific color, we can make it happen. 

In fact, we also offer print-on blinds. These are similar in style to roller shades. What sets them apart is that you can have a design printed onto them. These are usually used in store windows for ads or logos. However, you can have simple things printed onto them as well to spice up your interior. For skylights, a silhouette of a bird might be a cute design choice.

The sky is the limit, and you can see it just as much as you wish with accessible blinds for skylight windows.

How to Block Skylight Windows

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How to Block Skylight Windows

Skylights are wonderful features in many homes. However, sometimes their placement isn’t ideal. If you’ve moved into a home with skylights, you might be wondering what on earth the builders were thinking, installing a skylight right over the master bed. Tired of waking up to blinding light in your face? Ready to be rid of the noontime sunlight that makes your kitchen unusable? Domir Blinds has the easy solution for those who want to block skylight windows.

Avoid Costly Renovations

If you’re desperate to be rid of a skylight, you might be tempted to have it removed or sealed off. However, both of these modifications can cost a lot of money. Removal of a skylight means renovating part of the roof, adding drywall, and so on. Even just blocking off a skylight with drywall and spackle can be pricy. Not to mention, if not done properly, this covering can be dangerous, as it’s possible for it to come loose and fall. 

Block Skylight Windows with Skylight Blinds

Instead, get special skylight blinds. Skylight blinds are specifically made to cover skylights. By implementing side channels, your skylight covering will remain horizontal, simply sliding along the channels to open or close. Keep your skylight covered permanently, or simply close it off during the brightest hours of the day. 

This temporary and adaptable solution to block skylight windows is great for those who enjoy their skylight at many points of the day. For example, if you have a kitchen skylight that hurts your eyes when making lunch but provides helpful illumination while making breakfast, there’s no reason not to leave it uncovered until noon. The question then becomes, how do you open and close blinds on the ceiling?

Motorize Them for Reversible Blockage

The answer is simple! Motorized blinds are more accessible than ever with the use of smart phones. The motor is located in the fascia – the part where the shade or screen rolls up. You can use your phone to control the blinds from safely on the ground. This makes your skylight as accessible as any other window in your home.

Order Domir

If you want quality skylight blinds, Domir Blinds is the best place to buy them. Our blinds are high quality, cheaper than those sold at third party stores, and can be bought in bulk, in the case that you’re looking for light control in an office or other large building.

Give us a call today if you have questions about our products, how to buy them, or how to install them. We look forward to helping you with your order and ensuring our products work to your satisfaction and beyond.

The Best Choices for Library Blinds

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The Best Choices for Library Blinds

Choosing blinds for any location can be a tricky feat. However, somewhere specialized is even harder. That’s because specialized locations have their very own needs and requirements. The perfect environment for one thing may be detrimental to another. So, if you’re trying to determine the best choice for library blinds, Domir has your back. What exactly is it that a library needs in blinds? Let’s take a look.

Keep Out Direct Sunlight

The first thing one must consider when choosing blinds for a library is that libraries are home to countless books. Books can begin to degrade under less than ideal circumstances. This is even more important to keep in mind if the library you’re buying for has old or historic documents or tomes.

One thing that can quickly break down paper and old parchment is direct sunlight. The same ultraviolet light that causes fading and sunburns can also destroy paper over time. That’s why it’s best to keep direct sunlight out of libraries altogether.

Enough Light for Reading

The thing is, libraries are filled with reading and searching for books. To do both of those things, you need to be able to see. Therefore, you’ll need enough light to see by. Overhead lights can leave much to be desired. Their dull, yellow glow can be quite depressing and hard to see under. So, what’s the next best thing from direct sunlight? Easy – indirect sunlight.

Perfect Library Blinds

Just because you want to protect your books from ultraviolet light doesn’t mean you need to shut off windows entirely. There are plenty of blinds that will block out UV rays while still letting in tons of light. Those are the ideal library blinds. So, what kind of blinds do we recommend, keeping that in mind?

Roller screens are a fantastic choice for library blinds. They have UV protection but let in plenty of light, allowing you to read comfortably. Roller screens come with another bonus. They’re one-way and allow for privacy within the library. That makes them great for library offices in addition to the main windows. You can enjoy your reading without worrying about passersby looking in on you while still enjoying the view from inside the library.

Library Skylights

Larger libraries may also have skylights that let in lots of sunlight. If you have a skylight in your library that risks damaging books with direct sunlight, we recommend installing skylight blinds. Skylight blinds are usually comprised of a screen of some kind, much like roller screens. They’re held in place using side channels and can be opened or closed via a motor. If you have a smart device, you can download the app used for controlling motorized blinds. This makes motorized blinds easy to get started with, allowing you to have maximum control of the light in your library.

If you have any questions or would like to make an order, give us a call at Domir Blinds. Don’t forget: we’re the manufacturer which means you can order cheaper from us than any other distributor in Toronto. Plus, you can get up to 50% off on large orders. That’s a fantastic deal for an order of library blinds. We look forward to hearing from you!

Control Skylights with Specialty Skylight Blinds

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Control Skylights with Specialty Skylight BlindsIf you have a skylight in your home, you know it can be kind of hard to control the light that comes in. Direct sunlight can be nice, but when you’re trying to watch TV in the living room, it’s quite the problem. Fortunately, you can take control of your skylight with skylight blinds. Domir is here to let you in on how they work and how they can improve your skylight experience. Let’s get started!

Control Direct Sunlight

Not all of us were the ones who chose to have a skylight installed. Sometimes a home already has one when you move in and it’s not something you’re concerned about. However, skylight can quickly go from unnoticed to nuisance. Direct sunlight coming in through a skylight can get in the way of all kinds of things. Therefore, Domir blinds suggests taking things into your own hands by installing skylight blinds.

Skylight blinds help you avoid direct sunlight issues by blacking out the window or filtering sunlight. If you choose blackout blinds, you can make your skylight completely obsolete if that’s what you wish. Window screens will let in light from outside while keeping out the direct sunlight. This is a fantastic choice when you enjoy the extra light but not the disruptive direct rays.

Angled Windows

When a skylight is angled, or even horizontal, you might be unsure how blinds will stay in place. Well, angling blinds is actually easier than ever with side channels. Side channels are attached to the sides of window frames and used as tracks for blinds. These will hold screens and shades in place no matter what angle they’re at. Therefore, even skylights at the same angle as the ceiling can be improved with blinds.

Out of Reach

The unfortunate thing about skylights is that they’re often out of reach, up on the ceiling. How will you be able to easily control light coming in through windows out of reach? Easy: motorizing your out-of-reach blinds makes opening and closing them easier than ever. With the touch of a button, you can block out the noon-time sun and then invite overhead lighting back in when the sun is lower in the sky. You can avoid the direct sunlight that might interfere with laptop or TV screens while still keeping your home well-lit the rest of the day.

Blinds Options

How many options are there for skylight blinds?

  • Blackout blinds will keep any sunlight from coming through your skylight when you decide to close them.
  • Window screens will filter out direct sunlight while still allowing your skylight to brighten up the room.
  • Motorizing either of these makes them easy to open and close, using your phone as a remote control.

Give us a call at Domir Blinds to order your skylight blinds. If you have any questions, our experienced staff will be happy to help.

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