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Skylight Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette SkyLift™ skylight shade

Hunter Douglas Duette & Applause SkyLift™ skylight shade

 

The lastest addition to our skylight shade line is Hunter Douglas’ Duette & Applause SkyLift™ skylight shade. This skylight shade is available in both Duette and Applause cellular fabrics. Operation is either motorized, or manual- with an extension pole or hand crank, if the shade is within your reach.

Skylift Skylight Shade

This product requires the measurement and installation by experienced professionals! Let us do this for you. We guarantee the fit and finish.

The motorized version is operated by batteries or plug in DC power supply. SkyLift™ motorized can be operated by the PowerRise® 2.1 with Platinum™ technology, which uses a hand held remote, wall switch or the Platinum APP, which is Apple® based.

The Skylift™ skylight shade has side tracks and top and bottom rails and gasketed all around to conform to variations of the installation location. The location has to have 90 degree corners (no sloped walls at the installation point). The action of the shade is controlled by a type of gear driven tape track.

The minimum width is 12″ for manual and 17″ for motorized. Minumum height is 12″. The maximum size is 96″ x 120″, but the maximum area is determined by each particular fabric and also what operating system is desired. Skylift™ is compatible with some 3/8″ cellular fabrics and all 3/4″ fabrics, but not the larger cell fabrics. Let us help you with these decisions. The main point is, that this shade can cover some very large skylights!

Skylight Shading

Skylight Window Shades

Castec roman shade. 5% open medium gray Sheerweave Basketweave 400.

Castec roman shade. 5% open medium gray Sheerweave Basketweave 400.

Shades Of The Future now offers a new product for skylight shading: an automated, battery operated, remote controlled shade, fabricated by Hunter Douglas. The name is Skylift™. It comes manual or motorized by batteries.

And remember, you save on the electrician because no wiring is needed. Room darkening or light transmitting, cellular skylight shade fabric, is now available. It can be made in large sizes.

The photo to the right is a Castec roman shade on sloped glazing. The material is Sheerweave sun screening. It may be fabricated into a roman shade or as a roller shade with a beaded chain control loop. If the shade is too large for manual operation, motorization will handle the raising and lowering. This project is in Portland, Oregon, at the Wells Fargo Bank tower, formerly First Interstate Bank. There are 60 of these shades, which are 65″ wide x 221″ long. They are operated by the building’s automation system. This is a large commercial project, but we can handle the simplest manual shade for a residence.

The fabric shown in the top photo is medium gray. The darker the fabric, the better will be the through view from the interior. Lighter fabrics will create more glare and reduce the view to the outside.

There are many fabric colors to choose from as well as densities of weave. The tighter the weave (as tight as 3%) the more sun block will be achieved. More open fabrics (up to 30% openness) the more view is afforded to the exterior. Openness sacrifices sun block. We can supply the Sheerweave sun screen roller shades, that meets the interior specifications for Subway Submarine sandwich shops. Shades Of The Future supplies finished sun screen products to fit your application. Call us to discuss your project requirements.

If you are looking for manual or automated skylight shades, we have them! They may be fabricated from sun screen material, as described above, or in Duette or Applause, the pleated shade cellular materials, black out or light transmitting.

Skylight shade, motorized, shown partial blackout and sheer mode.These shades are in Portland, Oregon Skylight shade, motorized, sheer/blackout
Skylight shade, motorized, all sheer mode Skylight shade, motorized, sheer mode
Skylight shade, motorized, all blackout mode Skylight shade, motorized, blackout mode
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