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Roof Lantern Blinds

Roof lanterns are fast becoming an aesthetic feature in many homes. Whether you’ve had an extension and built an orangery or you’ve bought a new build property with a roof lantern already built in, our roof lantern blinds are the perfect addition. They not only complement the window beautifully but they also provide huge practical benefits too.

Roof lantern blinds are a practical addition to any space featuring a roof lantern or skylight. These blinds are retractable screens that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Available in various options, sizes, and colours, they serve multiple purposes, such as controlling light levels, regulating noise, and maintaining the room temperature.

Moreover, our roof lantern blinds are available in different designs for compatibility with lanterns of all sizes – from small squares to large expanses of glass. The difficulty in finding a suitable blind for your lantern can be eased by understanding various available options and we are experts in helping you find the right roof lantern blind for you. Their functionality extends to providing protection from excessive heat and glare, making the space more comfortable for activities such as watching TV or working.

With our knowledge and guidance, you can make an informed decision when it comes to selecting the ideal roof lantern blinds. Key factors to consider include functionality, aesthetics, and compatibility with specific lantern shapes and sizes.

Understanding Roof Lantern Blinds

Roof lantern blinds are specifically designed to suit the unique requirements of roof lanterns. These types of blinds provide an effective solution for controlling light, heat, and privacy. They are available in various styles and colours to complement the interior design of a room with a roof lantern.

Although roof lanterns look modern and stylish, they can bring some difficulties with light and heat control. The primary function of roof lantern blinds is to manage the levels of light and heat entering the room through the glazing. They help prevent rooms from becoming uncomfortably hot during warmer months or reducing glare on TV screens and other electronic devices. Furthermore, these blinds can also help with temperature regulation in colder seasons, trapping warmth in a room and helping with insulating and energy efficiency.

The construction of roof lantern blinds varies depending on the type and design. We can provide various blinds that are made from either pleated fabric in neutral colours, allowing them to blend seamlessly into the surrounding décor. Or a roller type blinds with more bold colours. We have designs and colours to suit any décor and design tastes. Roof lantern blinds are typically installed underneath the roof lantern structure, fitting within the square or rectangular opening where the roof lantern sits.

In terms of operation, roof lantern blinds can be manually or electrically controlled. Electric blinds tend to be more popular due to the convenience and ease of use, particularly for larger or hard-to-reach roof lanterns. They can be operated with a remote control, wall switch, or even integrated with home automation systems for enhanced functionality.

Rosie Wyatt
Rosie Wyatt
28. September, 2023
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Delighted with new blinds in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Dean has great attention to detail and is very knowledgeable. Very happy with the service, time keeping and budget. Happy to recommend.
Catherine Brill
Catherine Brill
22. September, 2023
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Excellent service . Very knowledgeable and a very good choice of shutters . Very happy !
James Crook
James Crook
19. September, 2023
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Dean is great. From the first appointment he understood our needs, ordered and installed the products extremely fast. Looking forward to using him again next year
19. September, 2023
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Excellent service from Dean very professional lots of samples and quick installation time plus very good pricing. We are so pleased with finished products the blind run smoothly and all the workings fixed safely with young children in mind.
Angela Matwasa
Angela Matwasa
14. September, 2023
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WoW thoroughly recommend Dean, really happy with the quality of his blinds and fittings. They look more expensive than we paid, thank you.
13. September, 2023
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Great experience getting shutters fitted - good price and great service
Kathreen Pyrke
Kathreen Pyrke
12. September, 2023
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Would highly recommend, good quality blinds with lots of variety and choices of style. Quick from quote to installation. Lovely friendly service.
Janie Horlock
Janie Horlock
5. September, 2023
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Dean was a pleasure to deal with from the initial measuring up and quote. Through to communication about fitting the shutters. Steve was the fitter that came to us and did a great job, quietly, efficiently and tidily. The shutters are a great quality and I’m pleased with the result.
Emma Kinch
Emma Kinch
30. August, 2023
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I thoroughly recommend Dean ! From the first telephone call through to fitted blinds was great. Dean was happy to advise me of my options. The fitting of all 8 blinds is perfect. Everything was done in a timely manner. I couldn’t be happier!
Kuldeep Dhanda
Kuldeep Dhanda
29. August, 2023
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Had the blinds fitted yesterday, great blinds and fitted perfectly. Dean came over and provided all the info and options available, Steve fitted. Both very very professional and I am so happy with everything. I would definitely recommend them.

Why Choose Roof Lantern Blinds

Roof lantern blinds are an excellent choice for your home due to their numerous benefits, including privacy, light control, and insulating properties. These blinds have gained popularity because they offer a stylish, modern look while fulfilling their primary purpose of regulating light and heat control in your living spaces.

Light Control

One of the main advantages of roof lantern blinds is their ability to provide increased light control. Due to the size and height of roof lanterns, they filter a lot of natural sunlight into your room. Sometimes you may want to shade your room from the sun’s glare to enable you to work or watch tv. Light control is just a touch of a button away.

Insulation and Energy Efficiency

With either zip roller or cellular pleated fabric choices, our lantern roof blinds provide excellent insulation to your room. A lot of heat can be lost through your roof lantern window. So during those cold, winter months, covering the window to retain heat and reduce energy bills is paramount. Conversely, roof lantern blinds help to repel heat from the sun during hotter months, keeping your home as cool as possible.

Ease of installation

The ease of installation is a key factor in why homeowners choose roof lantern blinds. Our expert fitters have a wealth of experience in fitting these blinds. Fitting and setting up of your roof lantern blinds can be complete in as little as an hour. You can be rest assured that we will take the upmost care of your home and ensure your home will be as clean as we arrived.

5 Year Guarantee

All our roof lantern blinds are also fully covered with our 5 year guarantee, providing homeowners with peace of mind. This guarantee covers any potential issues that may arise from the blinds’ day-to-day usage, ensuring that you can be confident in their performance and durability.

Types of Roof Lantern Blinds

Pleated Roof Lantern Blinds

Pleated roof lantern blinds are a versatile and visually appealing choice for covering your roof lantern. These blinds are made from a single layer of fabric that is carefully pleated to create a neat and compact appearance. They are available in a range of colours and styles, making it easy to find a design that complements your interior décor. The pleated design allows for easy folding and retracting, making operation simple and efficient. Furthermore, pleated roof lantern blinds provide ultimate thermal properties. Due to their concertina and honeycomb fabric, they are perfect for helping to insulate your home. During the colder months a lot of heat can escape through your roof lantern window. Pleated roof lantern blinds help to retain heat in your home, which in turns help to reduce your energy costs. Conversely, during the summer months a lot of heat can penetrate into your home through your roof lantern, which in turn can make your home unbearably hot during the summer months. Pleated roof lantern blinds can help repel the heat during the hot weather and help to keep your house cooler. See more about our different types of pleated blinds here.

Cream Somfy electric roof lantern blind on a roof lantern window in a dining room

Zip Roller Blinds

Zip roller blinds offer a sleek and modern solution for your roof lantern. These blinds are designed with a zip system that holds the fabric securely in place, ensuring a flat and taut appearance. They open and close with ease using a three-cord system, providing you with total control over the amount of light that enters the room. Zip roller blinds are available in a wide range of colours and designs, making it easy to find the perfect match for your home décor. Just like pleated roof lantern blinds, zip rollers are also excellent for light and heat control. Helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. For more details on our roller blinds, view our dedicated roller blinds page here.

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Motorised vs Manual Roof Lantern Blinds

Battery Roof Lantern Blinds

Battery operated blinds are a popular choice for homeowners seeking motorised blinds without the need for complex installation. Since they are not reliant on external sunlight or mains power to operate, they will not impact household energy bills.

Electric Roof Lantern Blinds

Electric roof lantern blinds offer a modern and sleek option for those looking for motorised blinds. These Somfy controlled blinds are powered by mains electricity, providing reliable and consistent operation. They come with a variety of features, such as home automation and timers, for added convenience. Unlike battery operated blinds, Somfy electric roof lantern blinds do not require regular battery replacements, making them a more cost-effective option in the long term. Our electric blinds page can be found here for more information.

Solar Powered Roof Lantern Blinds

Solar powered blinds harness energy from the sun to operate, making them an eco-friendly option for motorised blinds. These blinds consist of a small solar panel that charges throughout the day, providing power at night as well. Solar powered blinds are energy efficient, as they do not use electricity from the household supply, which can help to keep utility bills low. However, their performance may be affected on days with minimal sunlight, which could result in reduced operation. Despite this limitation, solar powered blinds remain an attractive option for environmentally-conscious homeowners looking for an energy-efficient motorised blind solution.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Cleaning and maintaining roof lantern blinds is important to ensure they continue to look good and function properly. Here are some general steps you can follow for cleaning and maintaining your roof lantern blinds

  1. Use a feather duster or a soft cloth to gently remove dust from the blinds.
  2. If you have a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment, you can use it on a low setting to carefully vacuum the blinds.
  3. Gently dab with a damp cloth to remove spot marks.
  4. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the blind material or the mechanical components.
  5. Be gentle when cleaning to prevent creasing or damaging the blinds.

Using any harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or excessive rubbing may ruin your roof lantern blinds and in turn will invalidate your warranty. We can offer a maintenance service for all our blinds at an additional cost. Email us at hello@winchesterblinds.com for more information.


Installation Process

During the consultation process we will take detailed measurements of your roof lantern window. We will discuss your requirements and take you through the various options available. Once your order has been placed, your roof lantern blinds will be ready for installation in as little as 3-4 weeks. Our expert fitters will take the upmost care of your property, install and set up the remote mechanisms in around 2 hours.

We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of all our blinds and offer a full 5 year guarantee on all of our roof lantern blinds. They are designed to last and their robust design ensures they can withstand regular usage, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Features of Roof Lantern Blinds

Thermal Control

Our premium, bespoke roof lantern blinds can come with an insulating layer to help regulate temperature. This feature is perfect, as it enables control over heat gain and heat loss within a room. By using these blinds, you can effectively maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your space, regardless of the external weather. The insulating properties of the blinds help block heat from escaping when it’s cold outside, and prevent direct sunlight from causing a room to become too warm during hotter months.


Light Regulation

Another essential feature of our roof lantern blinds is their ability to control the levels of natural light entering a room. These blinds come in various options, such as glare-resistant shades and blackout fabrics, offering users the flexibility to choose the level of light regulation best suited to their needs. With our high-quality blinds, you can efficiently manage daylight levels to create a comfortable and visually pleasing environment.

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Colour and Size Customisation

No two rooms are the same, and we provide roof lantern blinds in a wide range of colour and size options. With various fabric colours available, you can choose blinds that match the aesthetic of your room and hone, be it bright and airy or dark and modern. Additionally, our bespoke roof lantern blinds are available for customers with non-standard sizes, ensuring a perfect fit regardless of the size of the roof lantern.

Noise Control

Lastly, noise suppression is an often-overlooked feature of roof lantern blinds. High-quality blinds can help mitigate external noise, providing you with a quieter and more tranquil indoor environment. This is particularly useful for creating a calm and peaceful space in areas where traffic or other outside noise could be a concern.

Smart Home Integration

Roof lantern blinds have advanced significantly in recent years, with smart home technology playing a major role in improving convenience and usability. Integrating these blinds with smart home automation systems allows homeowners to take full control over their blinds through various channels, such as voice commands and mobile devices.

By connecting roof lantern blinds to popular voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you can easily control your blinds without needing to manually operate them. This hands-free operation is particularly helpful in hard-to-reach areas or rooms where physical access might not be possible.

In addition to voice commands, our Somfy electric roof lantern blinds can be controlled using wireless remote control systems or even wall-mounted switches. This offers a variety of options for you to choose from, catering to your individual preferences and requirements. Furthermore, integration with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets allows you to control your blinds from anywhere in the world, providing a sense of security and confidence while away from home.

Smart home automation systems, such as Apple HomeKit and Nest, can also be utilised with our roof lantern blinds to schedule and automate operations. You can create a custom schedule for opening and closing the blinds at specific times of the day, ensuring optimal comfort and energy efficiency. This level of automation further enhances convenience and reinforces the appeal of roof lantern blinds in modern homes.


At Winchester Blinds and Shutters we also provide a vast array of Blinds, Shutters and Awnings. We are a family run, independent business with 30 years in the industry. You can trust in us to have the most comprehensive knowledge and expertise to help you find the right products for your home.

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There are several materials available for roof lantern blinds, but the most effective and popular ones include blackout, solar reflective, and energy-efficient fabrics. Blackout materials provide maximum light control and privacy, while solar reflective fabrics help reduce heat and glare from the sun. Energy-efficient fabrics can help improve insulation and regulate room temperature. It’s essential to consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing the right material for your roof lantern blinds.

To ensure a perfect fit for your roof lantern blinds, accurate measurements are crucial. We measure the width and length of the area where the blinds will be fitted, usually the opening where the roof lantern sits. We provide bespoke, custom-made blinds to fit the unique dimensions of your roof lantern opening, ensuring a seamless installation.

Yes, roof lantern blinds can improve energy efficiency by providing insulation and regulating room temperature. Blinds with energy-efficient fabrics help keep your space cool during the summer months and warm during the winter. This can result in reduced energy costs in your home, making roof lantern blinds a practical and cost-effective addition.

Roof lantern blinds come in various styles, such as pleated and zip roller which can be both manual and electric, offering convenience and ease of use. The design, colour, and pattern options are also vast, allowing you to customise your blinds to complement your home’s interior.

The cost of roof lantern blinds varies depending on multiple factors, such as size, material, and style. We can provide you with a detailed, no obligation quotation in the comfort of your home. Contact us at hello@winchesterblinds.com for more information and book a quotation.

A roof lantern is a raised structure on a roof that allows natural light into a building, often with multiple glazed sides and a larger footprint than a skylight. A skylight, on the other hand, is a window installed in a roof to admit daylight. It typically has a smaller footprint and is flush with the roof surface. Both roof lanterns and skylights serve the purpose of bringing natural light into a building, but they differ in their design, size, and installation.

If roof lantern blinds are not what you are looking for then please take a look at our blinds page to see what other types of blinds we provide, such as wood Venetian blinds, perfect fit blinds, conservatory blinds and many more.

We supply many blinds, shutters and awnings to customers all over Hampshire and the home counties including towns and villages such as Alresford, Winchester, Romsey, Hook and Stockbridge.

We offer a fully comprehensive package for homes throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London.

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