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Old 07-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Shower skylight cover

I've researched here and on the internet several items responding to this inquiry.

I see several folks talking about 3" foam covered fake lambswool covers (like you insert into a vent fan opening, 14x14) they install on their skylights. I suspect these must be even square skylights. Mine is domed and I can't see how a 3" foam covers.

I have seen also some folks fill the void with foam in between the exterior and interior skylight.

And further seen some folks put towel rods in and even someone a great idea, a day/night shade that just slid out of the way, no fuss, no muss-nice.

Also a lot of posts about painting the skylight from atop.

All good ideas, but the last post I saw was in 2012 when researching.

Any more/better ideas on how to cut the light/heat when not in use and still be able to have light when showering?

The best idea so far I'v seen is the day/night shade that just pulls out of the way. Mine is 23.5 x 24.5 inches, that is the lip to lip dimensions. It is a bubble type dome so I can't see how the fabric covered foam inserts would hold up.

I have looked at spring curtain rods and making a custom lined fabric curtain for it and still think that's the best idea.

I did also read several folks mentioned that the heat produced from the sunlight is an issue, but in my case I want it covered when not in use for primarily the blinding sunlight in the daytime north Texas summers.

Any new ideas? PICTURES very appreciated folks!

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Hi Kent! The only skylight I have is over the shower. My coach came with a snap-on cover which we leave on all the time. It keeps most of the light out but not sure how much it helps with the heat.
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Velcro is your friend. Use whatever fabric suits you.

suggest that you don't make things air tight, or trapped heat could reduce the life of your skylight material.
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Thanks Joe, snaps are a great idea too.

Rick, I'm totally in agreement, don't want to fill that void with anything myself.
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