Skylight Shades

Skylight or Greenhouse windows? Wondering what the solution to covering them may be? Barrows has the answer for you. We are expertly trained in sales and installation for these difficult to treat areas. When the need arises to cut down on heat or direct sunlight let us assist you in determining which product is most appropriate. You can choose from manual operation or motorization. Barrows is proud to be a certified motorization specialist.

Cellular Skylight Shades

When it comes to choosing window treatments for skylights, adding cellular shades to the mix will prevent air loss through your windows, adds natural insulation, and saves you money on energy bills over time. For example, the Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades trap air in their cellular design to prevent air loss and create natural insulation. This will keep your home cool or warm naturally in any season. For an added layer of efficiency, the Duette® Architella® boasts a honeycomb within a honeycomb. Since 50 percent of a home’s energy can be lost through windows, adding cellular shades to your skylight is well worth the investment.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are also a strong option for skylight windows due to the wide variety of colors available to fit any décor. For example, The Hunter Douglas Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds are available in various fabric, aluminum, and vinyl design options. Plus, they provide 75 percent protection from UV rays to prevent your furnishings from fading due to sun damage. To sweeten the deal even further, Vertical Solutions® also help reduce outdoor noise for quiet afternoons and evenings.

Operating Systems for Skylight

Finding operating systems for skylight window treatments is not a difficult task. In fact, Duette® Honeycomb and Architella® shades are available with the Skylift™ system that lets you control your blinds and shades with a hand crank or telescoping pole. You can also raise, lower, and adjust your shades automatically with the PowerView® Motorization system.


Skylights offer a lot of wonderful benefits, but sometimes, a little bit of shade is needed. To learn more about choosing window treatments for skylights in Newtown, MA, be sure to contact or visit Barrows Custom Window Treatments today!

Barrows Custom Window Treatments is located in Newtown, Massachusetts, and serves Eastern Massachusetts, including Newton, Cambridge, Weston, Brookline, Wellesley, Boston, and Westwood.