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Replacing Windows

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 04 December 2022 at 8:30pm

Topic: Replacing Windows
Posted By: Mike R
Subject: Replacing Windows
Date Posted: 17 April 2008 at 5:41pm
I need to replace the windows in the dodger on my sailboat. What is the life expectancy of Strataglass in a northern environment like Seattle? Is it worth the extra cost in terms of life expectancy?

Mike Reed

Mike R

Posted By: w1ndfall
Date Posted: 17 April 2008 at 6:01pm
Hi Mike:
You should get many years of service out of Strataglass windows in your latitudes IF you take care of it.  Use the manufacturer's suggested IMAR cleaning products to maintain it and be sure to use about five times the amount of fresh water that you think you need to clean it off before polishing.  Crystalized salt is the prime enemy of all vinyl products.  I think that you will appreciate the superior optical clarity of Strataglas over other products when you need to see where you are going along with its superior UV qualities.
Best regards,
Dan Smith
Annapolis Store Manager

Posted By: Mike R
Date Posted: 18 April 2008 at 1:00pm

"Many" is relative Whould you consider many to be in the 2-5yr, 5-10 10+ or ___ range?

Mike R

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 18 April 2008 at 1:55pm

Use IMAR protective products as recommended and you will get about 5 years in Seattle. Going with something other than Strataglass might give you 2 to 3 years by comparison.

Thanks, Matt



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