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    Might just have been a clear plastic sheet rather than Poly or Acrylic. I've seen it here on kitset glass houses, ( I also used a similar cheap corrugated stuff for the roofing on the deck, and you can probably see in the picture that it has faded to light blue (was quite dark originally also gets brittle with age)
    Just put up as a temporary roofing while working on the house. Been there 9yrs (only supposed to last 3), waiting for it to rip off one day. Poly roofing is expensive (about $100 a 12ft sheet). Used that on my first house along the garage (closed in double carport) sides and still looks the same after 24 yrs.
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    Must just have been the stuff on my greenhouse then ,was yellowed within a couple of yearsπŸ‘
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    Used 5mm Acrylic (perspex) sheets for my large sliding deck windows and it has been there for around 9 years without too much deterioration (faces Nth with full sun). I never touched it with any polish and just washed it with a hose on the outside, and it's stayed good all this time (pretty much self cleaning). Will scratch if you rub it with a cloth before removing dust though. Cost me about $600 for the 2 sheets.
    Didn't want glass there as was too heavy and dangerous if it broke in the high winds we get here at times, (Acrylic flexes)
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    Hi Mary,
    Sorry to disagree, the polycarbonate sheet I have used for the last 35+years is still as clear as the day I bought it. It comes with a 30 Year warranty against weather, uv rays, impact up to 100kg per square meter.
    Slightly more expensive than standard p/c. 2 off 4ft x 3ft cost us Β£62 including delivery.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    marky
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    The only problem with polycarbon is it marks and discolours ,I got toughened glass cheaper than I could get polycarbon .
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    That's a good idea to use polycarbonate sheet for windows. We've taken the easy way out and bought second hand double glazed windows and door. The imitation stained glass panels in the door add a nice touch.

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    Thanks for the comments.
    For safety as our grandchildren play here I used 4mm polycarbonate safety sheet direct from the manufacturer cut to the sizes of my window frames.
    Cheers Colin.
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    MouldBuilder
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    Nice shed Colin. Much lighter than mine. A window needed in mine I think.😊
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    Workshop looks good jb.😊
    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
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    Was that a flight of F16s that just went over?!!! (kiddin)πŸ˜€ Interesting stuff.
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