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#5474226 - 12/13/14 08:24 AM Awning or Sun Screen for Blind
Dadeo Offline
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Registered: 09/12/14
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Now that all the leaves have fallen off the few trees I have, the setting sun is blinding me about 5:30.

Show me what you folks have done to help out with this.

Thanks

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#5474231 - 12/13/14 08:29 AM Re: Awning or Sun Screen for Blind [Re: Dadeo]
S.A. hunter Offline
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Polarized sunglasses.

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#5474617 - 12/13/14 02:20 PM Re: Awning or Sun Screen for Blind [Re: Dadeo]
Dadeo Offline
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Registered: 09/12/14
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OK

Now I know some of ya'll have anwing or covers of the top of the windows.

Send me a few pictures.

And how and what you made them out of.

Seems we got 40 more folks that would like to see them also.

Thanks in advance

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#5474655 - 12/13/14 02:44 PM Re: Awning or Sun Screen for Blind [Re: Dadeo]
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Dadeo I have the same problem, think im going with a plywood awning like you see on some of the custom blind build's. Just need to learn how to!!

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#5474699 - 12/13/14 03:32 PM Re: Awning or Sun Screen for Blind [Re: Dadeo]
Dadeo Offline
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My wife said I should use metal.

Unless I got some examples mine would probably blow away.

I was thinking wood too but that may warp or rot over time.

Need a few examples.

I know they are out there.

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#5474769 - 12/13/14 04:38 PM Re: Awning or Sun Screen for Blind [Re: Dadeo]
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Get a short roll of 10" or 12" wide roll flashing, I have seen it at Lowes less than $10 for a 10 foot roll. The 10" wide will make a 7" visor the 12" will make a 9" visor.

Cut to length adding about 6" on both ends to be safe. Screw it on to a piece of 1x4, drill holes first for the screws, it's easier. Flip over and then fold back so that the flashing is bent over the board. The board will be your mount to the blind, the flashing can be bent to a "visor" shape.

Aluminum bends easier, but galvanized is stiffer and will hold it's shape better. The wind can and eventually will play hell with these. I would also paint it before I put it on. Be sure and wear gloves, this will be sharp.
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#5480547 - 12/16/14 08:38 AM Re: Awning or Sun Screen for Blind [Re: Dadeo]
Dadeo Offline
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Registered: 09/12/14
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Well i have been doing some more research and found a fellow who used

3 in drip edge.

Looks pretty simple.

Like dogcatcher said use a 1x4 to secure.

Then bend to a sutable angle.


Anybody have any pictures of their awning / sunscreens ?

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