The following is reprinted from Sailrite and consolidated some information that I thought useful to me and possibly to others:
Although we’re almost certain you’re out on the water enjoying the beautiful sunshine, we thought you might appreciate a guide to selecting the right window material. We frequently get asked the question: “What window material should I use for my project?” Whether you’re working on an enclosure, dodger, sunroom or windshield or adding a window to your bimini or sail, you’ll need to choose a window material.
There are several elements to consider when selecting a window material:
• Optical Clarity
• Scratch Resistance
• UV Resistance
• Stain/Chemical Resistance
Sailrite offers a variety of window materials, and although several of the materials are interchangeable in application, each brand has a varying degree of each element that may help you make a more informed decision. For