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Old 12-20-14, 11:34 AM   #3
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I LOVE my skylights. Unfortunately, the ridge of my house runs north/south, and both skylights are on west side of the roof - pretty much the WORST place for heat gain in the summer.
I have the same problem and this is what I'm planning to do.

I'm going to build a 1x4 or 1x6 frame that is a 1/2" larger than the skylight. Then cover the frame with sun screen fabric and set it over the sky light.

A couple of steel or aluminum "L" brackets screwed down to the roof should hold it in place in case of a severe storm.

Then in the fall, I'll just take them down and store them for the winter.


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