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Old 07-11-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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20 MRB Skylight is Bright and HOT

So, here in Maine for July where the Sun wakes us thru the skylight at 0430 - Sick. Then in the afternoon the demonic skylight turns into a hot devil. What can I cover it with. Oh Yes, oh yes, I have lots of duck tape in the tool box but....
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Black floor mat on the roof
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:02 PM   #3
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My skylight has a shade on the inside that pulls across the opening. I would go to the auto parts section at wally mart and get one of those bubble material windshield shields. Cut a section to fit and you should be MUCH cooler.
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FWIW, I think a black rubber mat on the roof would eliminate the light but add a great deal of the heat to the light.
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2nd on the bubble windshield cover, we did this on both of our sky lights. In Florida they are basically a furnace.
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Any home improvement center (Lowes, Home Depot) sells the silver bubble material in rolls. I bought a roll and made covers for every window and skylight for like $20. Works nice as a blackout shade in the bedroom. It's pitch black in there if I cover all the windows and skylights. I used Velcro tape to make them easily removable and store them in the closet.
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So, here in Maine for July where the Sun wakes us thru the skylight at 0430 - Sick. Then in the afternoon the demonic skylight turns into a hot devil. What can I cover it with. Oh Yes, oh yes, I have lots of duck tape in the tool box but....
Come back in December. When sunrise is 6:30 am
You missed summer solstice. 3:30 in Acadia
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[QUOTE=Kim Gass;427476]Come back in December. When sunrise is 6:30 am
You missed summer solstice. 3:30 in Acadia[/QUOTE

Kim, will we need an F250 4x4 in December?

Last week in Thomaston ME, we were 50 degrees F COOLER than Jupiter in "reel feel". I now wonder why I live So Fla...

Maine has been real nice except for the tailgaters who hate my going the Speed Limit on twisty roads. But we love Maine.
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Thank you fellow RVers.....
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Here is my FLORIDA solution to the HEAT generated by the skylights. I made 2 inserts, still need one more. One for the skylight over the shower and one for the ceiling fan opening. They are made of the light rigid insulation board (flexible), from Home Depot. It was about 130 degrees in now you do not feel the heat at all. Although, it does eliminate ALL the light that comes in through them, so the EXTRA BRIGHT LED's I installed care for that problem.

Go with the 2".. for even more insulation. I made them a tight fit and they go in and come out very easy

I still need to put some contact paper on them to improve the looks.

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Come back in December. When sunrise is 6:30 am
You missed summer solstice. 3:30 in Acadia[/QUOTE

Kim, will we need an F250 4x4 in December?

Last week in Thomaston ME, we were 50 degrees F COOLER than Jupiter in "reel feel". I now wonder why I live So Fla...

Maine has been real nice except for the tailgaters who hate my going the Speed Limit on twisty roads. But we love Maine.
We come to FL in Feb or Jan.. We often bring cold weather with us and have endured a couple of frosts in the Everglades. Sometimes its warmer in Maine while we are in FL.

People do camp in the winter..yes with 4x4 but the campgrounds are limited... More open in snowmobile country. Bring your toy hauler.
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