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Old 05-11-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
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Shower Skylight Shade

I have read several threads on this issue and I am now considering painting the outside of the skylight with something like Elastometric Coating. I noticed that some have had trouble with putting anything reflective in the inside as it creates too much heat and can deform the plastic skylight.

What do you think of removing the inner shell and inserting some Reflectix insulation in between the two shells? I know it would block ALL the light but do you think it would cause a problem with heat buildup? Would this be a good solution?

Thanks for any and all responses!
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We did a insulation foil you get in the roll at the RV store, cut to fit the shower sky light. Then covered in vinyl, then used Velcro tabs to keep it in place. There seems to be enough air circulation to not do harm.

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How much good would it do to get up on the roof and spray reflective paint on the center 2/3rds of the sky light? That way it would still allow light in around the edges, but would reflect some of the sun's rays during the heat of the day. Would it help to keep the interior cooler?
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I cut a piece of Reflectix insulation and pushed it up in there against the top, then put duct tape around the bottom to hold it! Works great!
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My husband loosened some of the screws in the frame and took a very small piece of round black elastic cord and zig-zagged it back and forth, then re-tighten screws. Cut a piece of the foil stuff from a roll and you can slide it up there above the zig-zag cord and easily take it down if you want more light.
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My husband loosened some of the screws in the frame and took a very small piece of round black elastic cord and zig-zagged it back and forth, then re-tighten screws. Cut a piece of the foil stuff from a roll and you can slide it up there above the zig-zag cord and easily take it down if you want more light.

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I have read several threads on this issue and I am now considering painting the outside of the skylight with something like Elastometric Coating. I noticed that some have had trouble with putting anything reflective in the inside as it creates too much heat and can deform the plastic skylight.

What do you think of removing the inner shell and inserting some Reflectix insulation in between the two shells? I know it would block ALL the light but do you think it would cause a problem with heat buildup? Would this be a good solution?

Thanks for any and all responses!
I did this very thing. I painted my dark tinted sky light with white plastic coating spray on the outside and then put a thin layer of insulation between the 2 pieces on the inside. Yes it blocks all the light out but who cares, I have lights in there. On hot sunny days it would be beastly hot in there and vice versa for the cold and now it is unbelievably the opposite.
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I am cheap so I installed some plastic screen closers for windows screens. I then use some white 1/4 foam core board cut to fit the skylight opening. This can be easily installed and removed for showers. Also this has never cause any issues with the skylight.
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