Good Questions: Skylight Shades?

Good Questions: Skylight Shades?

Aug 8, 2006

Hi AT,

We want to move our baby out of our room and into his own space -- thus putting an end to our months of sleeping in the living room. Unfortunately, his soon-to-be space has a skylight.

I was wondering if anyone has installed a skylight shade, and what company they recommend -- or do not recommend.

Ideally, I would have someone measure and install the thing. And, as an extra item on the wish list...a remote control up/down feature would be great. I just don't see getting out a pole and opening and closing them 5 times a day.

I've used Smith+Noble for regular shades before. They're ok, but kind of pricey. Has anyone used their installation service?

I know Hunter Douglas has both the install service and the remote up/down feature. It seems like they contract out to local window treatment stores, so I was also wondering if people had opinions about working with either National Blinds Cleaning & Window Coverings (on Brannan) or Blinds & Designs (on Polk).

Thanks in advance, Toria

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Dear Toria:

Check out this article on the Eichler Network on atrium cover companies in Northern California. You may want to call Rollamatic or Royalite to see if they can help with a retractable residential skylight.

Anyone have direct experience with Toria's dilemma or with any of these companies?


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