Yesterday and today, we did the job of covering our long skylight running down the whole width and length of our Corridor in our temporary living quarters. Each year, we have to put up a sheet of tarpaulin plastic to cut down on the huge amount of sunlight energy pouring into our home! This year, we bought a thick heavy duty white tarpaulin and then cut it up to create one long strip of 10 metres (30feet) by 2.1metres (7feet) strip. We used our domestic sewing machine to join the two strips together and then sew the folded over edges to provide a sleeve for the thick rope.
It is now mounted up on our roof and it will stay up until around September or October depending on how far the hot weather reaches into the Autumn season (assuming the stitching holds).