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Old 10-28-2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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I'm planning to enclose an open, south facing porch with 2"x 4"s to function like large picture frames using plastic sheeting to cover the openings. The openings are about 3' above the floor and goto the ceiling. My goal is to keep the snow out of the porch. What mil should be used that is economical? I have the 2"x 4"s. There are 7 openings that are 42"x64" and another one will be like a hinged door. I started looking on line for 20 mil. Is that too heavy, or unnecessarily heavy? I plan to wrap the edges of the plastic around lattuce strips and then tack them to the 2"x4"s. These will be removed in the spring. Is there a better way?
This is a town house and the porch faces the street where there is another row of 30 houses across the street.
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reinforced poly ??
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Myself, I would be looking for rigid sheets, but of course they are going to be more expensive. If you Google "greenhouse supplies" you will find suppliers who sell film and sheets that are known to be UV resistant. The first one that popped up when I did a search showed they sell film in 3 mil to 6 mil thickness. If the film is not UV resistant, its going to turn yellow and eventually crack, but with your plan, it would be pretty easy to replace.
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6 mil would work if it's uv resistant.
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