No one likes to struggle to find the answer to a question, so it's a good job we're pretty knowledgeable in all things blinds. The even better thing is that we've decided to share our knowledge in our hub- If it's not here then it's not worth knowing.
If you have a skylight or roof window in your home you may have thought about installing a blind and giving yourself some much-needed shade during the day, or to stop the sun completely in the early morning summer sun. With skylight windows not just found in loft conversions, but on ground floor kitchen extensions too, they are more popular now than ever before.
If you have a skylight or roof window in your home you may have thought about installing a skylight blind and giving yourself some much-needed shade during the day, or to stop the sun completely in the early morning summer sun. With skylight windows not just found in loft conversions, but on ground floor kitchen extensions too, they are more popular now than ever before. And we've got a great range of blackout fabrics for whatever room your skylight window is installed in.
If you’ve looked at the price of Real Velux blinds you may have had a bit of a shock, but with Make My Blinds we have got a great alternative for you. Being made specifically for each window code, our skylight blinds are perfect no matter what window size you have or the age of it, with PVC, aluminium or wooden frames – ours will fit them all. We know that there are literally 100's of different window sizes out there, so we've done all the hard work and combined all of our knowledge into one huge article. We've got a list of codes, glass sizes and how to install the blinds so that you can get on with ordering, installing and relaxing after a job well done.
How To Measure A Skylight Blind
If you can't find the code for your window then don't fret, just grab a tape measure, measure the visible glass width and drop, and from there head over to our MEASURING GUIDE and pair up your sizes with our chart. You'll need to ensure you only measure the glass and also if you can work out the name of the window as it could be a Velux branded skylight, a Farko, Keylite, Dakstra or Rooflite window.
Our replacement blinds are not made by the window manufacturer but are a high-quality replacement at a fraction of the price of a branded one, some would argue ours are better...but that’s not for us to claim. Coming in 40+ colours and with a brushed aluminium frame or powder coated white frame, these are simple to install and will give you great looking roof window blind in your home.
Now, most companies will ask you for the model code, and we do too – but we also know that sometimes codes fall off, get painted over or you've moved in somewhere and have no idea what you've been left with. In this case, we've got our tape measure out and measured all the windows, so even if you don't know the model or make, we can still help you find a skylight blind to fit your window.
How to Install a Skylight Blind
Now, what good is buying something if it's a real pain to put together? Thankfully our replacement skylight blinds don't fall into this category and is made from 3 parts, makes it nice and easy to install into your skylight window. To start with simply place the head component, that houses the fabric, into the top of your window and screw into place. Then take the two side channels, insert each side into the head component and screw the bottom of these channels into place. Unclip the fabric, insert the tension cords that run inside the side channels, and your blind is ready to go.
If you find that the blinds is too lose and moves up on it's own, you'll just need to loosen the clip at the bottom of each side cord, move it up the cord slightly, re-tighten (with the included allen key) and clip back into place - a 2-minute job!
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