Commercial Motorized Skylight Shades
The Commercial Motorized Skylight Shades, shown in this video, have the appearance of one gigantic shade. Truthfully there are 4 shades approximately 6 feet in width operating simultaneously by remote control.
The skylights in this building provide a brighter, more open and airy feeling beyond what standard windows can offer. The skylights, however, were also creating some issues in the work environment. We chose Hunter Douglas, Motorized Skylight honeycomb shade for this project to address the issues.
Excessive Heat In Summer Months and Cold in the Winter
Honeycomb shades, also known as cellular shades, provide a layer of insulation at the window. This is important because of the immense heat from the sun entering the building through the skylights. In addition, is the fact that up to 50% of a buildings heating and cooling energy can be lost through the windows. Therefore energy efficient cellular shades were the best choice for these large windows.
Glare on Computer Screens
On sunny days the excessive light made it difficult for employees to see their computer screens. Therefore to reduce the sun’s glare while still allowing filtered light to enter the space, we chose a light filtering honeycomb shade fabric. The honeycomb shades with light filtering fabric allows light to enter the space without the harsh glare of the sun.
Out of Reach Window Coverings
Since the skylights were out of reach, the best option for this client was hard wired motorization. This client provided a DC outlet at the skylight. The Hunter Douglas skylight shades were able to have power near the installation, avoiding the use of batteries. If the client opted for battery operated shades, there would be a need to change the batteries every 1 to 3 years.
In a building with lower ceilings the skylight shades could be operated manually. For 8 to 12-foot ceilings the customer could easily operate their skylight shades using a specially designed pole.
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