We have skylights on the roof of our office building and we like to
install covers that can block 100% of the sunlight. Each skylight is
100" x 26" x 2" measured around the edges, and there is a 1" gap
between the 2 skylights. Anyone has suggstions on what we can do to
cover the skylights?
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If you only want to block sunlight, it will be easier and more cost
effective to do it from inside out of the weather. Skylight
manufacturers themselves are likely have bolt on curtains, blinds,
whatever, that will work just fine.
Why do you need to block 100% of the sunlight ?
Is the issue worker comfort because of solar glare or are you needing
to use the
space under the skylight for some industrial process which would be
impacted by sunlight ?
The answer is not covering up the skylights as high winds or a storm
blow whatever you try to build to do that right off your roof as it is
possible to attach anything properly to a roof in a building you are
going through big hoops with the landlord...
Think about how permanent this change is and if you need a longer-term
steel studs and sheetrocking over the skylight opening at the ceiling
in the room
would be the best option -- don't forget to build an access hatch into
ceiling under the skylight as it could still leak and you would want
to be able to
inspect it without tearing a hole in your temp ceiling to do so...
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