Skylight blinds/reflective film to keep room cooler

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  1. Lex Lucas

    Lex Lucas
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    feels good.

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    Looking for blinds or something other for a skylight to try to keep my office cooler in the summer. Not too concerned about it blocking all the light, more concerned about blocking the direct rays from heating up the office.

    Any recommendations?
    Where should I go?
    Do I need blinds or should I get reflective film for my needs?
    Below is a photo, if I go with blinds should the blinds be installed higher at window level or lower at ceiling level?

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    piece of ceramic car tint?
     
  3. Boots

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    That was my first thought too. Some kind of tint.
     
  4. Dewie

    Enough with the snow...

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    I would think you want to get whatever you implement up as high as you can get it, some kind of reflective tint would likely be ideal.
     
  5. Lex Lucas

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    After looking around and talking to a few people I think I'm going to go with the GILA Titanium Heat Control Window film. Lots of positive reviews and exactly what I need
     
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