Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Theisovian Nice storm window material
I built my own storms with these using using some screen frames for support. They're working great so far, and the acrylic is easy to cut (I used a handheld circular saw with a fine-toothed plywood blade). It's extremely clear and bonds well to the frame.
I docked a star for the packaging. This stuff ships direct from the manufacturer, and was insufficiently padded to avoid breakage -- in my pack, every sheet had one broken corner (ranging from 0.5 to 2" broken off). Luckily this wasn't an issue for me, as I had to cut them down to size and had scrap anyway. But, if you need the full sheet size as-is, you may want to call and plead for extra padding.
October 11, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by BuilderBob Not worth the money and trouble.
I ordered these acrylic sheets to use as storm type windows for my new porch hoping they would be a great product to use. Well I was wrong in hoping for a great product to use for this and they're not cheap per piece.
Opened up box for starters and 3 sheets had broken corners. I was able to use these anyway as I had to cut 2 to fit right and the 3rd I used also as it had the smallest broke corner of the 3 and hid it in a top corner out of plain sight.
I used a small 1/8" drill bit to pre drill holes to anchor sheets to porch with small 1" drywall screws and just carefully drilling some holes the edges would crack on occasion and you couldn't even get it screwed in place to snug without the edges cracking anywhere from 1"-3" long cracks on a few holes on each sheet. I was being real careful to not over tighten and they would still crack here and there.
I was hoping they would last for years to put on and take off for the winter and it already looks like I'll have to figure out something else to use in a year, or 2.
I'm really disappointed in the quality for the price you pay for these. :(
October 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bluegrouseWA Excellent product
The product is five star, however the packaging is two star at best. The six sheets arrived with each broken in at least one corner, and some two corners. Because it is more than a 100 mile round trip to the store and I was able to work around the breaks, I made a satisfactory adjustment with HD and we are satisfied. I would suggest you request added protection. The sheets are being used as a third layer storm window with home designed inside and outside framing. The result is excellent and the interior windows are really invisible. It must be noted that this type of plastic is not scratch resistant and needs to be treated with care. This purchase was for design testing, and I intend to purchase more next year to finish the total house.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lakeside see clearly now
Made frames for our screen room using acrylic panels which turned out great. We used to use plastic and it always looked bad and was harder to install. The panels look professional. I'm just hoping that they won't yellow too much and stay clear.
October 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Chick Good, but.....
The OPTIX sheets were used to enclose the lower level of our new home very near the Atlantic Ocean. The acrylic sheets were PERFECT for this application and were easily installed with stainless steel screws. However, the two packages received were damaged on all the corners (some worse than others). It shouldn't affect the performance, but certainly takes away from the overall appearance. I suggest better packaging for shipment.
October 4, 2011