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Aluminium foil over the windows

why?

Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 15-Sep-2019 19:42 Message #4752749
I'm not in the habit of spying on the neighbours, but I have noticed that a neighbour has foil over the windows.

Never seen that before around here.

A substitute for blackout curtains?
Female
Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire 15-Sep-2019 19:57 Message #4752750
Think it's used to block heat from the sun but not sure how it actually works.
Male
RumBassiousPenguin  Male  Essex 15-Sep-2019 19:58 Message #4752751
a) Keep heat out
b) Keep warmth in
c) Extreme privacy

Hmm..any "strange" smells emanating from nearby (Ahem)?

RbP
Male
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire 15-Sep-2019 20:09 Message #4752763
Do you remember blackout curtains Minnie?
Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 15-Sep-2019 20:57 Message #4752784
I don't mister Colonel, but I would imagine you do. ;)

At least, not the original kind. But I have modern ones in my bedroom as there is one of those horrible LED lamp posts right outside my window and I couldn't sleep.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 15-Sep-2019 23:50 Message #4752818
Keeps out aliens. Does the guy wear a colander on his head?
Male
Goody2shoes  Male  Nottinghamshire 16-Sep-2019 00:00 Message #4752824
Colander on his head.

Hee.hee.hee.

That's funny hot one.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 16-Sep-2019 06:17 Message #4752838
Lots of houses have blackout curtains in hotter countries.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 16-Sep-2019 10:52 Message #4752861
Or a belt made of paper clips that trials along the ground to "earth" them.

I don't know is it the same stuff you use on car windows to black them out? I think it looks ugly and vaguely criminal.
Male
Templar2013  Male  South East London 16-Sep-2019 15:58 Message #4752888
We had a reflective foil on our office windows which kept out the strong sunlight and also acted as a one way mirror but it wasn't very nice looking and I wouldn't want it at home.
Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 16-Sep-2019 17:44 Message #4752896
It looks very much like a sheet of bacofoil to me. :D
Male
RumBassiousPenguin  Male  Essex 19-Sep-2019 09:20 Message #4753266
"It looks very much like a sheet of bacofoil to me."

Obvious then - slow-cooking the Christmas turkey by sunlight - or rather heat.

RbP


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