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Old 08-12-15, 11:01 AM   #21
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you can also screen doors, windows, roofs, walls etc.. Reducing the sun heat load on your buildings in the summer equals easier cooling.

for an exceptionally low cost way to reduce sun transmission try sheets from the local "donation" store.

This is a pic of a $.50 sheet (a bed sheet, already used as a mud sheet for drywall) screening a door to my solar shed. my batteries went from 27-32C to 23-27C just by keeping solar gain from penetrating the metal door.

okay. I live away back where ... ha ha ... so I can get away with this stuff.

But screening, appropriate to the context, is a great way to save money and it works.

Personally I use sheets, sun fabric, trees, awnings, ... it ain't rocket science.

great post ben.

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Old 08-13-15, 01:49 PM   #22
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To solutions that I can think of to try for attaching the shade cloth are:

1. Use 4-6 strong magnets on both sides of the glass. Alternatively you could epoxy a few metal tabs to the window frame for the magnets to stick to. This might not work if you get strong winds.

2. Install some kind of pin/hook on the outside of the skylight frame. Sow heavy elastic bands doubled up at the corners of the screen and add eyelets at the end. Attach the screen to the eyelets so the screen will be pulled tight. With some testing you might be able to have enough slack to allow the skylight to still be opened and have the screen inplace.


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