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From: cindy57
Date: 05-29-2007, 02:44 PM (1 of 3)
I would like to make a shade/ cover for my skylight,
I love the sunshine, but with the hot summer sun running up my PG&E bill, I'm trying to find way to block the sun for at lease part of the time.
Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance, Cindy
User: cindy57
Member since: 05-29-2007
Total posts: 3
From: material_pakrat
Date: 05-29-2007, 07:35 PM (2 of 3)
These links may help a bit. I am going to make an un-tied version of the hour glass curtains for mine.
Cheers, Soph.

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From: paroper
Date: 07-14-2007, 11:48 AM (3 of 3)
I think that you could make some sort of retractable shade like a roller window shade that hooked on the oposite side of the skylight. You would probably need a rod with a hook to latch it. With a min. of planning I imagine that you could figure a way to remove it completely during seasons that you didn't want it. There was a time when they made one that retracted and had a track so that it sealed tight. I haven't had a house with a skylight for a while so I don't know if that is still offered or not. Another idea is that it is not that hard to make a roll top like you use for a roll top desk or was used in the old "kitchens". I used to have a pattern. Basically you attach slats to a good fabric and then you make a track for it. Something like that, if properly installed could be a really sharp way to handle your problem. It could disappear into a "fake cover" when not in use and you'd have a little track showing all the time.

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