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Old 08-16-2016, 06:11 AM   #21
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I was lucky enough to find some 2" thick expanded polyethylene foam packing material and cut enough pieces to block the 3 vents and skylights. I added a piece of self adhesive aluminum duct insulation to the hot side. Huge difference. I like the screen clip idea from Jim34RL in post 11
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:27 AM   #22
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I would figure out a way to cover it on the outside. Something like an opaque bin.

I agree completely with this thought. It concerned me that we know that vent covers and other plastics on the roof become brittle and will crack and break overtime, especially when exposed to the sun.However, finding an exterior cover that doesn’t look like it was created by Dr. Frankenstein was a problem.I chose the high gloss white paint to reflect and protect my black skylight rubber.The side benefit was it reduced 80% of the heat, adding the Reflectix took care of the rest.

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:12 AM   #23
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:45 AM   #24
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I cut a pic of Reflectix to fit the skylight,,, I tried putting it up with Velcro,,, as soon as it got hot it would fall down,,, after trying to stick it back up about a dozen times,,, I painted the outside with a Ultra White Paint,,, it took 5 heave brushed on coats before it looked good !!! I ended up painting both Skylights & the new bath fan cover that I had to replace,,, it was smoked and only 3 years old !!!
If I every were to order a new unit,,, I would try to order with out any skylights !!!
NO LIGHT OR HEAT COMMING IN NOW !!!
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:21 AM   #25
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This is what I put up in my skylights. Didn't cut all the heat but it sure helps. I still put reflectix over the entire skylight when we aren't camping
This is a film, right?
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:37 AM   #26
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I cut a piece of Reflectix to attach to the skylight in the shower. We saw that the velcro would detach from the frame whenever it got too hot, so I inserted four white screws through the velcro and now works like a charm.
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This is a film, right?
It's like really thin bubble-wrap sandwiched between layers of aluminized plastic film. It cuts easily with heavy scissors but is still pretty durable.
I'd guess that it's about 5/16th in. thick.
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