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Old 11-10-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
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reflective film for glass pyramidal skylight?


Anybody familiar with this subject on a 3% light transmission glass skylight? Is there something that a DIYer can do that will be high quality and can you recommend a brand? I've heard there is one that is good and not as high expense as most of them went overnite.

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Can't answer you question but you might want to be aware that reflecting light could cause trouble for the neighbours.
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depending on the quantity you need:
3-M brand at your local automotive window tint place.
I would not use that stuff from the Auto Parts Store in my home.

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Can't answer you question but you might want to be aware that reflecting light could cause trouble for the neighbours.
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I agree with you. That wouldn't be acceptable.

It is 24' in the air, no one across the street or to the west...nearest neighbor is well out of line of view. However, I didn't want a mirror look anyway. I heard there was a low refection kind that wasn't obvious.
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Do you mean ultraviolet film? Lots of hits on the Googler. It does degrade over time (my daughter runs a museum and I used to volunteer at one) but I don't know how significant that would be for a homeowner.
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Do you mean ultraviolet film? Lots of hits on the Googler. It does degrade over time (my daughter runs a museum and I used to volunteer at one) but I don't know how significant that would be for a homeowner.
I was able to get this much out of a Pro: but he never said who "THEY" were:

He said "We had our film installed professionally (no bubbles) - I have since looked for the product for other people and have seen the price skyrocket (like onions and potatoes - doesn't cost any more but why not is the attitude) - but finally found someone that was reasonable. If you have exposed west windows I would use it there too. Maybe all windows - hear what they have to say - it may well reject infrared also - theoretically it should. the glass should still appear cobalt. There are heavier (mirror) and lighter (micro coating) versions of the reflective surface - ask them about the options." Again...don't know who the they are, and haven't heard back on it.
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