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timmac

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Posted: 01/07/20 11:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone bought this product, the reason I am asking is they have 2 shades, one is a total sun blocker and the other is a partial sun blocker, I would still like some light but does the partial shade blocker still reduce the heat enough or should I go with the total blocker.

I block my skylight during the summer to keep the heat out but it makes the shower/hallway area to dark.

Let me know what shade you have and how it works.

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https://www.duoformplastics.com/copy-of-cleaning-products

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When parked out in the sun, I used a can of white Krylon fusion spray paint and applied a light coat on the exterior side of the skylight.
After viewing the light inside, I gave it another light coat and check inside.
I now have a nice light inside without the heat.
Hopefully, you find this helpful.
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I use a piece of static cling tint film. It’s widely available and normally used as temporary window tinting in something like a minivan to keep the little ones temporarily shaded on sunny days.

I think the pack I bought was $20 and had 3 sheets, 1 each, light grey, dark grey and silvered / reflective. I just used a razor blade to cut to fit my skylight and swap them out in seconds.

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When we were in Arizona, had a gal make custom front window shades that snap on from the outside. She also made one for the entry door and also one for the shower skylight from sun shade type material that you would find like the material that hooks onto the awning to stop sun. Installed snaps into the skylight frame and it can be easily removed or put up. Works great. The one you are looking at would not work in ours since ours is not a rectangle

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Jay Pat wrote:

When parked out in the sun, I used a can of white Krylon fusion spray paint and applied a light coat on the exterior side of the skylight.
After viewing the light inside, I gave it another light coat and check inside.
I now have a nice light inside without the heat.
Hopefully, you find this helpful.
Pat


What he said^^^^^.


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When we had the new roof sprayed on had the old skylight replaced with one that is dark on the outside lens. Made a big difference last summer in the heat.

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What Jay said, Krylon!

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Jay Pat wrote:

When parked out in the sun, I used a can of white Krylon fusion spray paint and applied a light coat on the exterior side of the skylight.


I coated both of my skylights with white Plastidip. If I don't like it, I can peel it off.


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The glass in our skylight is dual pane and is smoked. We don't get much heat or cold either one thru the skylight but do get light in. Early am, I wish it was much darker than it is.

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