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Old 06-17-2016, 08:00 AM   #1
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Heat from shower skylight

Good morning all:
It's heating up here in the south and a lot of heat comes in from the skylight over shower. Just wondering if anyone has come up with a way to cover this so that it looks ok.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:35 AM   #2
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I bought a water proof window shade in white and hung it so to cover the opening. Works great. I even put insulation between shade and sky lite in winter along with insulation pillows in over head vents.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:37 AM   #3
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Heat from shower skylight

I bought beige colored blackout material and fastened it to the skylight with Velcro. It did the job.

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Old 06-17-2016, 08:50 AM   #4
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I was up on the roof last week doing a re-coating job. My skylight is discolored. I'm entertaining the thought of using white automotive trim paint and just painting it.

On our upcoming trip, I'll place something over the inside to block the light and see if we really need the light or not..
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Thanks ALL

Will start looking for material!
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:06 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Shower-Vent Covers

I painted the shower & vent covers with white fiberglass marine paint about three years ago. I never used the skylight or covers for light anyway.

It also looks clean when on the roof instead of discolored. Light still comes through a little.
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I used reflective foil insulation. It's plastic and is for attic's but can be cut to fit shower and bath vent. Much like the foil product for windshields and that's another one you might use. I cut down two small expansion curtain rods to put in the vent. The foil easily slips up on top of the rods and can be removed when you need the vent fan.
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I remember there was a pillow sold at Camping World that you push up into the recess. Don't know if they sell this anymore.
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Using the silver foil window insulation, cut it to size and hold it in place with small Velcro tabs. I have used this in several different rv's and it has reduced the heat coming through the skylight tremendously.

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I used reflective foil insulation. It's plastic and is for attic's but can be cut to fit shower and bath vent. Much like the foil product for windshields and that's another one you might use. I cut down two small expansion curtain rods to put in the vent. The foil easily slips up on top of the rods and can be removed when you need the vent fan.
Did the same. Used snaps to hold it in place and easy to take out. Besides heat helps cut down the morning light pollution when I want to sleep in. I also have it in the windows of the bedroom for both summer heat, winter cold and light.
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I was up on the roof last week doing a re-coating job. My skylight is discolored. I'm entertaining the thought of using white automotive trim paint and just painting it.

This is what I did to cut down on the heat and it works very well. There is plenty of light coming through.
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Reflectix cut to fit the opening.

We use two short spring loaded drapery rods from Walmart to hold it in place.

Makes the area darker for late risers and cuts the heat.

Easily removed when shower is in use, but probably not necessary to remove for that purpose.
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I cut a piece of the Reflectix foil insulation to fit up in the shower skylight. I pushed it up against the plastic and used duct tape around the bottom edge to keep it from slipping back down. Our coach had a snap-on cover for the skylight so we leave it on all the time, hiding the Reflectix! It made a HUGE difference!
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I have not noticed any heat coming from the shower skylight. Temperature in the binjo is the same as other areas of the coach except the salon which gets pretty hot when the sun is beating a side or window.
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