Skylight Blinds

13 Jun.,2022

Skylight Blinds: Having bought my mobile home in March partly because of all the available daylight from three skylight in the kitchen, the hot spell this July-August here in northern BC had me recalling wishfully recalling my father's design for blinds to block…

 

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Having bought my mobile home in March partly because of all the available daylight from three skylight in the kitchen, the hot spell this July-August here in northern BC had me recalling wishfully recalling my father's design for blinds to block/reflect light out of the room's interior and cool off the place. This design reduced the temperature in my living space by 3oC. Quite noticeable.

At first I tried to find a cheap solution online. Most shades or blinds for skylights run in the $100's. Some require assembly on the roof and have to be put up and taken down. I'm ladder-phobic. Recalling dad's design, I would only need a broom handle to slide the blinds over or off the lites. Much better. Now that the weather has cooled significantly (and the forest fires too) I have the blinds drawn back.

Note: I'm borrowing from my window and door sales experience in this 'ible. I call each "window" in my skylight a "lite."