3 season room Plastic windows?

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3 season room Plastic windows?

Just purchased a mobile home with a 3 season room attached, thought it was great til I touched the window, seems to be plastic instead of glass. If anyone has any information on this, please respond. How to clean, etc. will little fingers poke holes? any info will be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-19-12, 08:12 PM
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If it's plexiglass (acrylic) then its probably scratched up or hazy. Not much will help that. Generally it's pretty tough stuff, unless it's very old. It will usually get brittle if it's been exposed to UV for a long time. But no, I doubt a kid could poke his finger through it.
 
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Old 11-19-12, 08:25 PM
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windows are soft

not acrylic, the windows are soft, like a film , like super saran wrap. The windows looked like glass, they are not scratched or discolored. I saw a post from someone earlier mentioning a cli on window his contractor wanted to use. I thought they might be that. If anyone knows about that material, please respond.
 
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Old 11-20-12, 03:37 AM
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I have a customer who has these on their "3" season room. They are transplants from Florida and thought the cute plastic film windows would work in our climate. Well it is a one season room basically. Theirs are full light, about 3-0 wide and have 3 sections so they can be configured to open from the bottom, top or middle. They clean theirs with soapy water and a soft cloth (diaper).....that is until I replace all of them and make it into a true 4 season room

Oh, Brant, they are about the thickness of a single pane of glass, but mushy to the feel. I don't think a kid can poke a finger through it, but a nice sharp play shovel may not be happy. They are about 3-0 x 3-0 per pane, so they span a good bit of space per pane.
 
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Wow, never heard of such a thing!
 
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Old 11-20-12, 05:29 AM
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It could be similar to this....... Weatherwall Window Systems Online

A friend has this in a 15 x 30 three season great room......actually pretty impressive.

The product info says the windows are 12 mil Elasto Vinyl

Can be pushed and stretched and will return to original condition.

The beauty of this particular system is it opens fully to a screened porch for summer.



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Have never used these but this is probably what they are talking about. Have seen them open the same way as described. The are triple or quad tracks that each pane rides in. Can make for a very thick window.

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Yeah, guys, that's what my client has in their porch area. Quad track (thick as you noted Czizzi). Not the greatest for keeping out the cold, IMO. Just a little more flimsy than I would have expected in a window.
 
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Thanks for your replies, at least now we know what we have!
 
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