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    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.

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Dan,

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

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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.
 
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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?

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Mike Reed
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