Hotbed of acrylic film - a worthy analog of glass structures
Important! Studies have shown that acrylic foam for greenhouses and greenhouses allows about 86% of sunlight, which is ideal for growing most vegetables, berry and other crops.
Another feature of the material that none of its analogues possesses is the ability to "breathe".Such a greenhouse is able to pass through moisture and air, while maintaining a stable temperature. This quality allows the summer resident to breathe freely from constant airing and fears about overheating or hypothermia of plants.
As for any other soft material, acrylic film can not compete with the durable glass( up to 10 years of service) or polycarbonate( up to 5 years).However, relatively more similar material - polyethylene film - acrylic is more reliable. In the absence of squall winds, large hail and sticking elements of the greenhouse itself, acrylic film can last up to three years, and if it is also with reinforcement, then longer.
Price of acrylic film and greenhouse from it
The film is sold in rolls, the standard sheet size is 10 meters long and 3.2 meters wide. The cost of the material varies depending on its thickness. In particular, a package with a thickness of 30 will cost 180 rubles, 60 - respectively 360 rubles. Of course, the film is thicker, the more hardy it will be when used.
The usual small temporary greenhouse from the profile pipe and acrylic film will cost in an amount approximate to 1300 rubles. At the same time it is worthwhile to think carefully whether it is worth wasting your time and energy, if you can buy a ready design for about 1000 rubles. As in the first, and in the second case, the greenhouse can be installed for the season and dismantled for the winter. If used correctly, the design will last three to four seasons, after which the coating will need to be replaced.
Acrylic window sill: if you do it for ages
In the case of making acrylic windowsills, it's hard to believe that this is the same material that was described in the first part of the article. However, the universality of acrylic is that from it you can create exactly what you need, without any "buts."Therefore, when it comes to making acrylic windowsills, you can safely imagine an artificial stone with all the ensuing properties. Namely:
- absence of pores( does not absorb liquids);
- unsuitable for life and reproduction of living organisms;
- huge selection of colors and textures.
The main characteristics of acrylic windowsills
The material consists of only two main components: mineral filling and binding acrylic resins. Another non-essential component is the color composition.
The thickness of this window sill can vary from 12 to 30 mm - that is, it is quite thin - but its strength will be comparable to that of natural stone, and its weight is much lighter. With regard to wooden window sills, acrylics are inferior in warmth and comfort, but they significantly benefit by the period of exploitation.
Alternatively, cheaper variations are used, when the polymer is used without a mineral component, and acrylic laminates are applied for decorative purposes. Such a design will be much more affordable, but in terms of strength and durability will be inferior to the artificial stone.
Price of acrylic window sill
The cost of the window board directly depends on your taste preferences and financial possibilities. Here are a few basic principles in pricing acrylic windowsills:
- matte surface is cheaper than gloss;
- straight lines are cheaper than the curved edge and rounded corners;
- simple colors are much cheaper than deep combinations( with the addition of sparkles, crumbs and other);
- artificial stone - from the average price category and above;
- laminated polymer - a budget option.