Skyblinds

Cable Tensioned Shades for Skylights

CrystaLite Skyblinds are the most versatile shades available. They are known as tension shades, meaning that the blinds travel on tensioned wires to allow for operation at any angle, including overhead applications. Skyblinds are typically operated manually with a telescopic pole, to pull the blinds open and closed. A battery operated electronic motor is available as well, with an AC adapter included, with the option for a handheld remote or wall switch.

Aluminum side rails are included which allow the shade to fit into a window opening up to 2" wider than the shade itself. Either side of the side rail can be used to face against the window well or towards the room. Usually the 1-3/4" side of the "L" shaped side rail is put against the walls of the window well and the 3/4" side faces into the room. Exact measurement will allow you the best fit of your shade into the window well. Wait until all drywall and other finishes are added prior to making your final measurements.

5 Year Limited Warranty

All Skyblind shades will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase. Provided such products were properly installed and that they were handled in a careful manner. Warranty does not apply to conditions caused by normal wear and tear upon the product.

Options

Performance
Fabric Approx.
Light Stopped
Approx.
Heat Gain Stopped
Pleated Privacy 20% 40%
Cellular Light Filtering 35% 55%
Cellular Midnight 99% 79%
 

The minimum spacing recommended is 3" for pleated privacy and cellular light filtering and 12" or more for cellular midnight. This recommendation is to prevent abnormal heat build-up between the shade and glazing material. Abnormal heat build-up may cause permanent distortion and damage to plastic glazing or may cause breakage/fractures of glass glazing.

Note: West and South exposures are more critical.

Pleated Fabrics
Name Approx. Color
Smooth White  
 
Off-White  
 
Cellular Light Filtering
Name Approx. Color
Frost  
 
Oatmeal  
 
Mink  
 
Cellular Midnight
Name Approx. Color
Eggshell  
 
Alabaster  
 

Skylight Documents & Resources

General Items
  • Skylight Order Form PDF
  • ES Skylight Order Form PDF
  • Venting Skylight Form PDF
  • Snow / High Load Form PDF
  • 5842 & 5843 Comparison PDF
  • NFRC Quick Reference PDF
  • Skylight Info Packet PDF
  • Approved Sealants PDF
  • LEED Credits PDF
  • Skylight Warranty PDF
  • Skylight Fall Protection PDF
  • IBC - 2405.3 Screening PDF
Standard Frames
  • Skylight Order Form PDF
  • Skylight Installation PDF
  • Flashing Installation PDF
ES Skylight
  • ES Skylight Order Form PDF
  • ES Skylight Assembly PDF
Fall Protection Safety Grids
  • Safety Grids Order Form PDF
  • Safety Grids Handout PDF
Venting Frames
  • Venting Skylight Form PDF
  • 5830 Installation PDF
  • 5830 Solar Smart Install PDF
  • 5830 Solar Smart Retrofit PDF
Solar Smart
  • Solar Smart Handout PDF
  • Setup and User Manual PDF
  • Warranty & Registration PDF
  • Dimension Details PDF
Truth Hardware
  • Manual Flyer PDF
  • Discontinued Truth Hardware
  • Sentry II - HS & WLS PDF
  • HS Data Sheet PDF
  • HS Manual PDF
  • HS Wiring Diagram PDF
  • HS Remote Manual PDF
  • WLS Data Sheet PDF
  • WLS Manual PDF
  • Sentry 2000 (LCII) PDF
Tubular Skylights
  • 10 Inch Details PDF
  • 13 Inch Details PDF
  • 18 Inch Details PDF
  • 21 Inch Details PDF
  • 25 Year Warranty PDF
  • TDD Installation PDF
  • TDD Install w/ Locking Pipe PDF
  • Insulation Addendum PDF
  • Security Bar PDF
  • Tile Roof Install PDF
  • Metal Roof Install PDF
  • Light Kit Install PDF
  • Exhaust Fan PDF
  • Dimmer Specs PDF
  • Dimmer Install PDF
Custom Sloped Glazing
  • Basic Installation PDF
  • Insulated Curb PDF
  • LEED Credits PDF
  • Job Specific Calcs PDF
Custom Measure Sheets
  • Awnings PDF
  • Barrel Vault PDF
  • Cluster System PDF
  • Pyramid / Hip Ridges PDF
  • Ridges PDF
  • Sloped Glazing PDF
  • Glazable Opener Form PDF
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