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HappyjackGum

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I'm redoing my roof and I'm replacing the sunroof/skylight.
or current one is smoke and it is always dark and depressing in the trailer. Well my wife convinced me to buy clear this time, which I did. well I'm starting to second guess my purchase. My wife says if it sucks we can Always paint it or shove ssomething into the dome to damper the light or sun rays.


Has anyone had a good or bad experience installing/using a clear skylight?

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You can also just apply automotive tint, comes in various transmission levels from 70% to 5%, though 50% and 35% are the most common.


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afidel wrote:

You can also just apply automotive tint, comes in various transmission levels from 70% to 5%, though 50% and 35% are the most common.


too true. that is what she was thinking.

Someday I will be able to think for myself.
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The one over the bed is smoke, the one in the living area is white.

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salem wrote:

The one over the bed is smoke, the one in the living area is white.

white or clear?

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You can always paint it white, using a Rustoleum rattle can for plastic paint. It is also a UV protectant. The white paint will still let some light in.

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I used white PlastiDip spray on our clear skylights. Still let's in a lot of light but knocks down the harshness.

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We switched from a white skylight to a clear one in our bathroom. It let a lot of HEAT in with the sunlight.


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Krylon Fusion rattle can in white. $5 & 10min of your time = done.

I live in an extreme hot climate & even with having a factory smoke skylight the heat coming thru was BRUTAL. A few min of my time with the spray paint & *boom*, orders of magnitude cooler.


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If your thinking of going to Alaska get the smoke one, its daylight all night. Hard to sleep with a clear one.

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