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Turning off Skylights

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Posted by Auntie Em on September 25, 2004, 10:50 am
The more I research this, the more it looks like an earth sheltered
house is going to be the way to go.

I contacted a builder about the specifics of this type of structure -
specifically getting daylight into the rooms which have no exterior
windows or doors (the ones on the "dirt side") and he responded that
they put in skylights.

That's great when you WANT daylight.  But there is nothing worse than
trying to sleep in a room that is lit up like 42nd Street!  I like a
very dark room when I sleep and DON'T want to deal with sunlight when
I don't want it.

So, my question is - how do you turn off skylights?  I mean, do they
have skylights with a mechanical cover - or something like that - so
you can shut out the light when you want to?

I have tried to google this with no luck.  Do you have any brand

Thanks again.

Be careful what you wish for....

Posted by M.M. on September 25, 2004, 6:52 pm





Posted by Steve Spence on October 2, 2004, 7:42 pm
 be careful. skylights can let in too much solar gain in an earth sheltered
home. have insulated panels available.

Steve Spence

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