PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 19-21, 2016 – VELUX® America has added room darkening double-pleated and light-filtering single-pleated choices to its skylight blinds line. The latest models joined flat fabric blackout blinds and flat fabric light filtering blinds, providing an expanded selection in both function and appearance.

All are available in solar powered or manual models and in designer colors and patterns for decorating variety in addition to energy efficiency. Manual Venetian blinds are also available to control the amount and direction of incoming light and shadows.

Ross Vandermark, national product manager for VELUX America, says that the latest double-pleated room darkening blind cloth has a honeycomb structure and an aluminum coating inside. “The blinds improve the insulation effect of skylights and the sleek pleated design makes them attractive blinds for any room,” he says.

All VELUX solar powered blinds are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit as are VELUX solar powered fresh air skylights. Installation costs for both the blinds and skylights also are eligible for the tax credit.

VELUX is an ENERGY STAR partner and has been recognized as a Partner of the Year. 

VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX America products are available nationwide through home centers, building material suppliers, lumberyards, and independent door, window, or roofing retailers. Consumers can locate local suppliers and installers, and access information on skylight selection and the benefits of bringing more natural light and fresh air into the home by visiting or VELUX skylights are Made in America in Greenwood, SC.