sky light coverings

nicknashJune 25, 2006

I have an annoying skylight in the kitchen that radiates the heat downward in our current 105 degrees. I have put sun film on the inside but the wife complains that when the sun reaches it, it has a strong unpleasant odor.

Looking for other solutions that can keep the heat and bright lights out and the wife happy.

Any others with the same problems?


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i don't really have that problem, our skylight is in our kid's bathroom and i love it. it does warm the bathroom up a bit, but i think it's a fair trade-off for the nice bright light it provides. if i were in your situation i would consider a blind for the skylight.

:) jiggreen

Here is a link that might be useful: skylight blind

    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 12:17PM
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Thanks for the response and the link. The skylight blinds look good and I'll check them out. I thought they were probably very expensive, but I may have to go that route anyway.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 3:58AM
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that site has pricing, the bali's can be had for less than $150.00 which is for one blind, but (speaking as a wife $150.00 is nothing compared to making your wife happy! i also think that by keeping out all of that heat, you're air conditioning bill would go down a bit. you would probably recoup some of the money over the long term.

:) jiggreen

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 2:21PM
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I have the same problem with a skylight in the kitchen. I put two layers of sun film that didn't help. One year I put velcro and a thick layer of fabric up there but that didn't really work since it sagged. Those blinds are very expensive! What I try to do is time my kitchen activities around when the glaring sun is beating down on my neck.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2006 at 4:50PM
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I read somewhere...sorry can't remember where, that if you do use something to cover the heat from the skylight, lets say a blind, it needs to be for a skylight. What happens is it traps heat it and can damage the skylight. So just make sure you're buying something rated for a skylight. That was probably the funny smell from the film. Gotta watch the heat that will get trapped.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 12:00AM
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