Can You Get Blinds for Roof Lanterns?


When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of your home, roof lanterns are an excellent addition. 

These elegant architectural features bring in natural light, create a sense of openness and elevate the overall ambiance of your space. However, along with their many benefits, there also comes the question: can you get blinds for roof lanterns? 

If you’re also asking this question then you’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll explore roof lantern blinds as well as the types, importance of them, factors to consider when browsing and FAQs to help you make a more informed decision. 

The importance of blinds for roof lanterns 

While roof lanterns offer exceptional lighting and an open feel, they can sometimes also invite excessive heat, glare and compromise privacy. 

This is where roof lantern blinds step in as a vital solution. They provide control over light exposure, temperature regulation and privacy management, allowing you to enjoy the advantages of roof lanterns without experiencing any of the downsides. 

Choosing a blue or neutral tinted glass option for your roof lantern can help to reduce the glass transparency a little. 

Types of blinds for roof lanterns 

Here are the most popular types of blinds when it comes to roof lanterns: 

Manual blinds 

Manual blinds offer simplicity and affordability. They’re operated by hand, typically with a pull cord or wand mechanism. While they provide basic light control, they might not be as convenient for hard-to-reach roof lanterns. 

Motorised or remote-controlled blinds

For added convenience and accessibility, motorised or remote controlled blinds are an excellent choice. These modern blinds can be controlled with a remote, smartphone app, or integrated into a home automation system, offering effortless adjustment with a touch of a button. 

Different materials and styles 

Roof lantern blinds come in various materials and styles, catering to different preferences and needs. From sheer fabrics for diffused light to blackout materials for complete darkness and from sleek contemporary designs to more traditional styles, there’s a diverse range to match every type of interior decor. 

We also offer finance options for most of our products, including roof lanterns. 

Factors to consider when choosing roof lantern blinds

Before selecting blinds for your roof lanterns, we recommend considering the following several factors: 

  • Size and Shape: Ensure the blinds fit the specific dimensions and shape of your roof lantern accurately. 
  • Functionality: Decide whether manual or motorised blinds suit your convenience and usage patterns. 
  • Material and Style: Choose a material and style that aligns with your aesthetic preferences and light control requirements. 
  • Installation: Consider the ease of installation and whether professional assistance might be necessary. 

Although we don’t offer roof lantern blinds for our stunning range of roof lanterns, one way to offer more privacy can be through simply choosing a blue or neutral tinted glass option, as this can help to reduce the glass transparency a little. 

(If you’re also interested in blinds for Bi-folding doors, Sliding doors and windows, we’d definitely recommend taking a look at our Integral Blinds in Glass option. Integral blinds are a modern and stylish alternative to traditional window coverings, offering a unique blend of aesthetics, functionality and convenience.) 

How much are roof lantern blinds? 

The cost of roof lantern blinds can vary significantly based on multiple factors such as size, material, style and whether they’re manual or motorised. 

Generally, prices can range from around a few hundred pounds to £1,500. 

For a more accurate estimate, it’s advisable to consult with providers or manufacturers who can offer tailored quotes based on your specific requirements and preferences. 

All our Atlas Roof Lanterns come with an electric vent option, in case you want a lantern that provides additional ventilation. 

Invest in roof lanterns with GFD Homes today 

Here at GFD Homes, we understand the significance of choosing a roof lantern that not only offers a range of benefits but also seamlessly complements your home’s aesthetics. 

Our popular selection of roof lanterns only include those that have been crafted with an eye for exquisite design and superior quality. These lanterns don’t just bring in natural light; they become a focal point, adding architectural elegance and enhancing the ambiance of your space. 

With meticulous attention to detail, our roof lanterns are designed to harmonise effortlessly with various architectural staples, ensuring a perfect match for your home’s unique character and elevating its visual appeal. 

If you’d like to browse our roof lantern collection, click here to visit our website

Alternatively, call us on 01642 309576 to book a visit to our Teesside showroom if you want to see a roof lantern in person – we promise you’ll be impressed! 

FAQs About Blinds for Roof Lanterns 

How much does a roof lantern blind cost?

The cost of roof lantern blinds can vary significantly based on factors such as size, material, style and whether they are manual or motorised. Prices typically range from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. 

Can you get blinds for roof lights? 

Yes, you can in fact get blinds specifically designed for roof lights. Similar to roof lantern blinds, these are tailored to fit and offer light control, heat regulation and privacy.

Do lantern blinds keep heat in? 

Roof lantern blinds can contribute to thermal insulation by reducing heat loss during colder seasons and also minimising heat gain in warmer months too. Choosing the right material and style can significantly impact their insulating properties. 

Are roof lantern blinds difficult to clean? 

When it comes to cleaning roof lantern blinds, cleaning requirements vary based on the blind material. Some blinds may need occasional, gentle dusting, while others can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth and warm water (no chemicals). 

Can I install blinds on an existing roof lantern? 

Yes, in many cases, blinds can be installed on existing roof lantern structures. There are various options available that cater specifically to retrofitting blinds onto already installed roof lanterns. These solutions are designed to accommodate different sizes and shapes of existing structures, providing a seamless integration without compromising functionality or aesthetics. 

However, it’s always advisable to consult with a professional or specialists who can offer guidance on the best blinds for your specific roof lantern design and installation requirements.

What are the alternatives to roof lantern blinds? 

One of the main alternatives to roof lantern blinds is tinted or reflective glass. By choosing to opt for either of these options, your roof lantern will be able to mitigate glare and heat while still allowing natural light in. 

These specialised glasses can reduce UV rays and heat gain, providing some level of control without the need for additional coverings. 

As with any alternative, there is a specific set of benefits and considerations that come with it, so it’s always important to evaluate your specific needs and preferences, so you make the right choice for you and your home. 

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Tia Ellahi
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