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Wood
Pros: Cheap
         Easy to change shape or size as your needs for space change
         DIY - most people would be able to build it from scratch or make modifications (e.g. add windows)
         Can be converted to chazzon ish (replace metal screws with peg screws)
         Can integrate a schlock to the structure
Cons: Heavy, Can warp over time. (note: if you use enough fasteners and are also careful to assemble it balanced this can be minimized)
         Needs lots of storage space

Fiberglass
Pros: Easy Setup (on level ground)
         Length/width is reconfigurable (you just need to buy a few 2x4 beams if you change layout)
Cons: Expensive
         Greenhouse effect on hot days (need to budget for several open/shut windows)
         Connection threads can become bent even with proper storage (need to budget for the odd panel replacement here and there)
         Can Crack or Break

Canvas
Pros: Setup in minutes
Cons: Not accepted by all poskim
         Poor protection from cold Weather
         Wind Can be bothersome.


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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #136 on: October 06, 2014, 02:25:36 PM »
As my father is in the construction line in upstate NY ill try summing this up

20 years ago it it was very popular to put in a movable roof there, was a guy by the name Paul from New Sqwer that had a kit with a steel track that would move a big roof,
now days most houses are installing skylight or like skylight domes the organelle manufacture was insula-dome (http://www.insula-dome.com/) that went out of business and now there are 2 frum guys competing for the market


http://www.skyviewskylight.com/
http://www.skylightspecialist.net/

They are not cheep at all

And the air powered opener that can be used on shabbos costs about 6K

It is 6k total (complete for skylight and air powered opened) including installation?  If so, considering the prices of some sukkahs these days, it might just be worth it.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #137 on: October 06, 2014, 02:59:00 PM »
It is 6k total (complete for skylight and air powered opened) including installation?  If so, considering the prices of some sukkahs these days, it might just be worth it.


no only opener.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #138 on: October 06, 2014, 03:00:55 PM »
Seems like a really expensive proposition for 1 week out of the year.  Guess that's why I've never seen one.

Neat concept, even though it totally feels like gaming the system.  If Sukkos is in the fall so that the goyim won't say we're doing it for our enjoyment then how does this help?

Not that I'm one to talk about gaming systems.
But the better response would have been not to throw stones in glass houses :)
Which in this case, is not just figurative, but literal ;)
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #139 on: October 06, 2014, 03:03:41 PM »

no only opener.

What is the total average cost including install?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #140 on: October 06, 2014, 03:09:38 PM »
What is the total average cost including install?
I would guess about 15-25k.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #141 on: October 06, 2014, 03:10:17 PM »


Not sure that is worth it for me....
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #142 on: October 06, 2014, 03:15:30 PM »
Not sure that is worth it for me....

If its in a family room and glass skylight, its there for all year round too.
but energy bill is a killer!
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #143 on: October 06, 2014, 03:26:49 PM »
Seems like a really expensive proposition for 1 week out of the year.  Guess that's why I've never seen one.
It is indeed very expensive.
Neat concept, even though it totally feels like gaming the system.  If Sukkos is in the fall so that the goyim won't say we're doing it for our enjoyment then how does this help?
There are several reasons as to why Sukkos is in the fall (I mean the Aussies are Jews too...).
Not that I'm one to talk about gaming systems.Which in this case, is not just figurative, but literal ;)
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #144 on: October 06, 2014, 03:31:32 PM »
There are several reasons as to why Sukkos is in the fall (I mean the Aussies are Jews too...).
Fair enough. But how does sitting under a skylight in your house help with #1, #2,  or #3?

Just rubs me as being pretty gamey/gimmicky.  I mean not nearly as much as a smartphone shabbos app, but you know what I'm getting at.
Am I alone in that feeling?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #145 on: October 06, 2014, 03:38:15 PM »
Fair enough. But how does sitting under a skylight in your house help with #1, #2,  or #3?

Just rubs me as being pretty gamey/gimmicky.  I mean not nearly as much as a smartphone shabbos app, but you know what I'm getting at.
Am I alone in that feeling?

As long as something is 100% halachically permissible, I don't see what the problem is.  That being said, some of those imitation fake bread pesach foods make me squirm.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #146 on: October 06, 2014, 03:43:39 PM »
Fair enough. But how does sitting under a skylight in your house help with #1, #2,  or #3?
The 25K price tag should help with #1  ;)

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #147 on: October 06, 2014, 03:55:24 PM »
Most succas in the UK are indoors with retractable fiberglass.... If you use "wood wool" as sechach you wouldn't even know you are in a succa..
What is wood wool?
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