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Old 07-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Bathroom skylight shade

Hello everyone I have a class C I was wondering if someone can recommend a type of shade to go over my skylight in the shower way too much sun is getting in
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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When we had our last motor home I made a cover from light blocking material- I used a type that you cover outdoor furniture with. We put snaps on the cover cut the exact shape of the skylight and the other half of the snap on the rim of the skylight. You can get the snaps at Home Depot. The bottom screws on and the top of the snap has a punch that you put it on the cloth with. It worked great- there was way too much light before that.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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I was thinking of cutting a piece of 2" Styrofoam insulation and pushing it into the enclosure. If that will work okay then cover with softwall fabric and be done with it.
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The skylight in our shower has a shade that will open and close similar to the pleated shades that covers the windows. Blocks out some sun and heat but would like something similar to our a MCD shades.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:52 PM   #5
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You can buy the fabric that is used for roll up shades. The one I've seen looks like thick screening. Any color you want. Cut it to size and secure it with velcro.
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Well I did it on an older MH I had, but maybe not so new. I drilled 1/8 holes in a pattern and filled with the expandable foam. Not the kind that pushes out door jambs, but the kind that is water soluable. Really looked good, didnt block all the light but sure cut down on the heat generated.
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Shade

It's easy and will help deflect the heat. go buy one of those windshield liners used to block out the sun. make sure you get the foil looking type it's also used as swimming pool heat blankets,insulate pipes, hot rodders use it under the carpet for sound/heat. you can also buy rolls of it at home improvement centers. it's kinda like an ironed/flattened chrome bubble wrap(small bubble). cuts very easy wedge it in or use those adjustable spring loaded rods for the frig/cabinets/curtins to secure while driving/parked. will make a world of difference when the sun is beating down on the skylight. hope this helps out.
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If you put anythying up on the skylight that is solid you will block out ALL the sunlight. I'd just try to dim the sunlight myself.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:22 PM   #9
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How about one of those sun blockers people use for the child that sits in the backseat of the car the ones with suction cups that stick to the window
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Many ideas so far.
Here is one that's easy and semi permanent and doesn't require drilling holes.
White Plasti Dip spray, it still lets some light through but blocks the heat and can be layered to get the desired effect, plus it can be peeled off if desired. Home Depot sells it.
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I just added some insulation I bought at lowes.
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I put it between the interior and exterior cover.

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Went to the hardware store with the skylight measurements, purchased a 4" section of foam. Light weight, and about 90% sun block.

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We use a piece of Reflectix left over from making windshield and bedroom window sun blockers.

Home Depot etc may carry the stuff.
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I use a piece of 1" flexible foam cut from a roll purchased at a craft store. I cut it to size and use 3 pieces of vinyl panel molding to hold it in place. The molding "T" shaped and used to cover the butting joints on paneling. Cut slightly larger than the diagonals, they flex upward and hold the foam in place. I added a 3rd piece to go crosswise. Easy to install and easy to remove. When not used, the molding lies flat in my closet and the foam is rolled up and stored in the corner of the closet.

The white foam allows some light to come through but reduces the heat considerably. I also use it when it gets cold outside.
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