reflective material in skylight shaft?

Old 03-02-10, 07:43 AM
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reflective material in skylight shaft?

We just installed a skylight. How can we make the skylight bring more light into the room? Of course, one way is to paint the walls of the shaft white. But can we do more by, for instance, installing some sort reflective material along the shaft walls? The most extreme example would I guess by thin mirrors cut to the shapes and sizes of the shaft walls. If this is not feasible, why? If it is feasible, what options do we have?
Old 03-02-10, 04:45 PM
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There is nothing that says the shaft of the skylight has to be the same size as the skylight. The shaft can be any size, shape or angle, provided the framing is properly engineered. If you have a truss roof, the trusses may limit the width of the shaft. But shafts that are trapezoid shaped (getting larger as you move away from the skylight) will give you more light.

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