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Snap-on foam-and-canvas shutters insulate skylight.

Snap-on foam-and-canvas shutters insulate skylights

Skylights were the logical way to light new attic bedrooms in Phil Sherburne's renovated farmhouse on Decatur Island, Washington. But the slanting panels were hard to shade, and the glass let in too much heat in summer, let out too much in winter. To solve the problem, he built these snap-on insulating "curtains.'

Fade-resistant canvas fabric covers 3-inch rigid foam insulation cut to the size of the skylight openings. The room-facing side of the slipcover has a 1-inch border fitted with snaps, spaced about 8 inches apart. The other halves of the snaps are mounted around the window frame.

The panels fit securely inside the window frame, and the snaps make sure they stay put.
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Date:Jan 1, 1985
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