Skylights are a popular addition to residential homes and commericial buildings. They are popular because they bring in additional light and fresh air into your rooms. Although they have many great benefits, there are drawbacks to which you might not have been aware. Open skylights allow bugs, insects and debris into your room, which is quite a nuisance. A retractable screen is a great solution because it still allows natural light and the fresh air to filter in, but it keeps insects, bugs and any flying debris out. The fiberglass mesh is tightly woven that even the smallest of pesky bugs cannot get in.
A serious unknown drawback is that your skylight may be actually losing you valuable money. Did you know that your energy costs are significantly higher as a result of heat that is gained and lost through your skylight? In the summer time, athe sun's intense rays are entering in your rooms, home or office through your skylight. This increase in temperature means that your rooms become unbearable hot and uncomfortable. Conversely, in the winter, a great amount of heat is escaping through your skylights. As the cold weather sets in, we turn up the heat in our homes and businesses. Since hot air rises toward the ceiling, it escapes out of your skylight. Both these summer and winter heating problems mean you are spending more money on energy bills each year.
Cooling or air conditioning in the summer time and increasing the heat in the winter are rising every year valuable money you are on wasted electricity can be saved. So intead of losing this money every year, why not invest in a retractable skylight shade. Retractable skylight shades allow you to cover the skylight during the hottest periods in the summer, thereby keeping your rooms cooler. Likewise in the winter, retracting the shade will keep valuable heat in and more money in your pocket. Why not save money by buying a retractable skylight shade? Retracting shades are available in manual or motorized operation. Motorized shades allow you to easily and conveniently open and close it.
If you are looking for skylight screens, please see our above M36 and M41systems. If you are looking for retractable shades, please see our selection at Blinds Skylight Shades.