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    Default I have finally seen the "light"!

    I've seen a lot of melted vinyl siding that I suspected came from window reflections.

    A couple of days ago, I finally saw the "light" that was doing it.

    It was coming off the sliding glass door on the south side of the house and reflecting onto the west facing wall.

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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Yup that it. good eye. every time i see this condition its set up just like your home hear. glass door, return wall. i bet that glass door looks to the east?

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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Did the broker list it as "Tanning Spa" included?


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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Dang, that entire house looks like it has vinyl siding problems.

    Erby,

    What would your recommendation for that be, knowing that when the vinyl siding is replaced, the same thing will happen to the new siding?

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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    I had a small bottle of water in my hand a few days back. The water focused the light and burned my hand. Never happened to me before. Focused light is pretty amazing.

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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    An exterior tinting system that does not reflect the light to that point would be the only way I could see it helping.

    Strike that. Retractable sun screening would take car of it quite nicely. No reflection at all. They sell the retractable screening for the sliders.


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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    What's the deal with that bizarre horizontal window up there?!


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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    What's the deal with that bizarre horizontal window up there?!
    Prolly in a bathroom over the tub or shower....

    See lots of them around here.


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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Probably a window over a tub location.

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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    I had a small bottle of water in my hand a few days back. The water focused the light and burned my hand. Never happened to me before. Focused light is pretty amazing.
    Gunnar don't stand in one place so long. Odd stuff happen... L.O.L.

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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Ron, you lose. Send me a Budweiser. From the OP
    It was coming off the sliding glass door on the south side of the house and reflecting onto the west facing wall.
    Jerry: Put a permanent screen over the stationary part of the patio door as that's where the light is reflected from. But then, I had the opportunity to see exactly what happened when I moved the sliding screen over the reflecting window. The light just disappeared, but came right back as soon as I moved the sliding screen. And, yeah, the whole house was nailed too tight to let the siding expand and contract. That's why the whole thing looks bubbled. Bet they don't replace it. After all, it's still "performing its intended function", it's just butt ugly and wrong.

    John, that "bizarre horizontal window" up there is over the tub/shower enclosure. Fairly common around here.




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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    Ron, you lose. Send me a Budweiser. From the OP


    Jerry: Put a permanent screen over the stationary part of the patio door as that's where the light is reflected from. But then, I had the opportunity to see exactly what happened when I moved the sliding screen over the reflecting window. The light just disappeared, but came right back as soon as I moved the sliding screen. And, yeah, the whole house was nailed too tight to let the siding expand and contract. That's why the whole thing looks bubbled. Bet they don't replace it. After all, it's still "performing its intended function", it's just butt ugly and wrong.

    John, that "bizarre horizontal window" up there is over the tub/shower enclosure. Fairly common around here.




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    They sell the roll type screens that horizontally roll across the entire slider. Just a track at the top and bottom and a latch on the slider side.


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    Default Re: I have finally seen the "light"!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    Jerry: Put a permanent screen over the stationary part of the patio door as that's where the light is reflected from.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    They sell the roll type screens that horizontally roll across the entire slider. Just a track at the top and bottom and a latch on the slider side.
    My question back was going to be 'But if you put a screen over the stationary door, that would block the track of the sliding screen, making it not slide, right?', then I read Ted's reply - sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    After all, it's still "performing its intended function", it's just butt ugly and wrong.
    Erby,

    It is not "performing its intended function", meaning it is *not* "just butt ugly".

    List its "intended functions" and you will see what I mean.

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