Roof windows, often called horizontal windows, offer an amazing amount of natural light. In fact, they let in as much as three times more light compared to conventional vertical windows. This is great for converted loft spaces that typically feature vertical windows due the slant of the roof, as the room is flooded with natural light to create a very open and attractive space.
However, drawback from horizontal loft windows is that the amount of light let through can become quite the hassle without a good set of loft blinds! The reason for this is obvious – no blinds means no control over light levels, which means you can’t block out excessive light and glare, while insulation can also be an issue during the hot and cold months.
Thankfully, there are plenty of great choices of loft blinds. While there may not be as many options as vertical window blinds, there is still a fantastic range of loft blinds that are both stylish and functional.
Why do loft blinds need to be different from normal blinds?
The main reason loft windows require a different type of blind is because of the position of the window. Because a loft is located directly beneath the roof of a house, it means the windows must be fitted onto the roof itself, which typically sits at an angle.
This results in different types of windows from the horizontal types found on the sides of a house, with skylight, horizontal, and roof windows all being popular options. As they sit at unconventional positions compared to ordinary windows, specialist blinds are required to ensure they sit properly and function.
Options for Loft Blinds
Velux loft windows are among the most popular in the country, and any loft windows from Velux requires matching Velux blinds. This is because the windows feature unique dimensions, so not many standard blinds fit properly. Velux blinds are designed to match the exact dimension of the window, using a special code on the window to get a precise match.
These blinds are great because they sit flush to the window without falling away, which is necessary given the windows sit at titled angles. There is also a massive range of styles to choose from, with roller, venetian, and Roman blinds available in a variety of colours, patterns, and fabrics.
While Velux is a popular loft window manufacturer, many others are out there providing wonderful skylight fixtures to homes. Most of these windows are similar in design, sitting at titled angles on the slope of a roof.
There are many types of skylight blinds available, most of which are roller blinds in design. The reason for this is that these blinds are easy to lower and raise, they fit closely to the window frame, while the fabric is ideal for blocking out the excessive light passing through a skylight.
These blinds are perhaps the best for any loft window, as they help to prevent too much sun
light passing through the window, which is a common feature of loft windows. Blackout blinds help to block out most of the natural light, making them perfect for any loft bedrooms.
- Posted by David McGawn
- On March 5, 2018