The other day I shattered one of my windows. I was using a powered hand planer and my be guess is a piece of the carbide blade chipped of shot out the exhaust and struck the inner pane and shattered it. Whoops…
Next, I’m designing a small loft over garage, new build. And I want to do long and narrow fixed glazing. For example 3’x16′. So I’m thinking of site building these windows and in estimating the cost of the glass, given my experience now (not that I plan to do construction in the house anymore) but my initial thought was this will be a pain financially to replace should it break for whatever reason, even during construction.
So I google acrylic glazing and sure enough this is a thing. With very similar stats to our normal glass glazing. The only thing not mentioned is coatings like low E.
So let me ask the GBA community. Is there a reason why acrylic windows aren’t a thing?
Has anyone used them before Or otherwise have experience?
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