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Plastic vs Glass?

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While using my weed wacker I suddenly see the window on my screen door explode some 30' in front of me, I must of hit a rock or something.

My screen door is nothing fancy, just a basic door with two windows. The glass is easy to replace. But before replacing it I got to thinking, would it be better to replace this with some sort of clear plastic or would that look horrible? I am not certain I have ever seen a clear plastic window.

I have lived in my house for 6 years and finally had this problem, so its nothing I am greatly worried about happening again.
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Federal regs require a safety product in doors . Most storm doors have 3/32 - 1/8 thick glass . Your only legal choices are tempered glass or plexiglass .

Plex will usually be cheaper . It is very common as a replacement "glass" in storm doors .
Installing plex in a door is a no-brainer . Very little can go wrong............unless you "miss-measure" !!!

I check squareness & leave 1/32 clearance all sides , but the worst thing you can do is size it too big !!!
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