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plexiglass skylight for coldframe / cold frame? &/or greenhouse?

Posted by bluebloom z8 PNW Canada (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 07 at 21:24


Our skylight is being replaced at the recommendation of the roofers installing a new roof. The old one (not sure how old; between 15-30 years old) is square sized, domed double paned plexiglass (I gather plexiglass is made from acrylic?). And I can have (or discard if not useful) a couple of rectangular ones, also domed and double paned.

Would this be suitable for using for a cold frame? Or, if we were ever able to be so ambitious, a greenhouse? Any properties that would be undesirable?

There is some metal framing around them, so presumably could be screwed into a wood frame.

Thanks in advance for any info to share.

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RE: plexiglass skylight for coldframe / cold frame? &/or greenho

I think these would work great for a cold frame. The function of a cold frame is for the structure to moderate temperatures and the glazing to let in light. In addition, having non-breakable glazing would be very nice. I say, go for it.

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