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Old 05-29-2016, 02:20 PM   #11
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I have been thinking about a way to construct a 'second skin' which would just be metal contoured and mounted to standoffs about 6 inches off the roof... Aerodynamics being my only hesitation but it would help reduce the heat from direct sunlight and therefore also reduce the workload on an air conditioning system.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:54 PM   #12
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Exactly, like on a Land Rover, only larger. And then if you are up there you're not walking on the roof. That second skin is known to significantly reduce heat from direct sunlight even without AC. Not to mention the fact that it might eliminate leaking during wet weather.
Kind of like taking out the interior ceiling panels and putting them above the exterior skin? Naturally my ceiling panels are all perforated.
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