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Old 08-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Skylight Outside Cover

Trying to come up with a way to reduce the heat from the skylight in the bathroom, I decided to make a cover for the outside. It will hopefully serve 2 purposes: 1) Reduce heat to the bathroom 2) Provide some protection from hail possibly damaging the skylight.

Thought about a cover for inside, but didn't want the heat trapped between the cover and the inside pane/skylight.

Now, to mount it and seal it to the roof with Eternabond or equivalent.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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WOW, very ingenious!
You ought to market that idea!?
Is that a thick metal window screen?
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Nice job! That kind of looks like mine, I just can't decide if I want it permanent or not.
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I know it sounds stupid and would be costly.....
But I was thinking about completely covering mine with EB tape.
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WOW, very ingenious!
You ought to market that idea!?
Is that a thick metal window screen?
Got it at Lowes and it is 0.020" thick alum.
Amazon.com: 24x36.020 Lincane Sheet ( 1 Sheet): Home Improvement
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Nice job! That kind of looks like mine, I just can't decide if I want it permanent or not.
Haven't decided that either. Would like to leave it up there and see what happens traveling down the road. May remove a few screws for the skylight frame and use those and then re-seal it.
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Got it at Lowes and it is 0.020" thick alum.
Amazon.com: 24x36.020 Lincane Sheet ( 1 Sheet): Home Improvement

Thanks!
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I was in boon-docking 1 time and weather took a turn for the worse. Fearing hail was on its way I used what I had on hand. Ya know those green superstore baskets ya put groceries in. I found they fit perfectly over my skylights. They cut down the light so I left em up their till it was time to pack up and head home. Glad I didn't drive off with them still on the roof
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Nice job! That kind of looks like mine, I just can't decide if I want it permanent or not.
How about some pictures?
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I got tired of the heat myself so I decided to paint mine. Some have said that if you paint it, it will black it out. Well, I tried Krylon Fusion Gloss White paint on some plexiglass and it let light through. So, I taped off the roof and painted the skylight after I cleaned it well. This is a pic of the inside around 11 am with the sun directly on the camper. The reduction in heat was amazing and from the outside, it matches the roof.
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