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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 #270 on: October 26, 2016, 11:11:58 AM »
They stay all year. They are there for aesthetic purposes only.

Note how some have a hook on them to hang plants/flowers.

yes, looks very good. Excellent entry-mechanism. You also have working windows and carpeting inside the sukkah. great, comfortable touch!
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #271 on: October 26, 2016, 11:21:48 AM »
yes, looks very good. Excellent entry-mechanism. You also have working windows and carpeting inside the sukkah. great, comfortable touch!
Once the panels were being made specail for me the windows added only the cost of the window itself and the wood to hold it.

The carpeting was nothing to do. I went to Lowes and bought the right amount of outdoor carpeting and unrolled it. The ends which roll up get tacked down with a staple gun.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #272 on: October 26, 2016, 11:34:16 AM »
The carpeting was nothing to do. I went to Lowes and bought the right amount of outdoor carpeting and unrolled it. The ends which roll up get tacked down with a staple gun.
Funny story. Went with someone whose succah was about 15-20 years old, and they have a roll of outdoor carpet that they use every year in the succah, and store it in the garage during the year, that needed to be replaced. When we got to the store, the salesperson showed us the options for outdoor carpets, and was explained the differences, and asked us what kind of quality we were looking for. We said that we just were looking to replace what we had, which had lasted over 15 year. You should have seen the shocked look on his face.   



We later explained that it was only outside for two weeks out of the year.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #273 on: October 26, 2016, 11:35:48 AM »
Once the panels were being made specail for me the windows added only the cost of the window itself and the wood to hold it.

The carpeting was nothing to do. I went to Lowes and bought the right amount of outdoor carpeting and unrolled it. The ends which roll up get tacked down with a staple gun.
You leave the carpet all year round?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #274 on: October 26, 2016, 11:41:09 AM »
You leave the carpet all year round?
No. When we roll it up we pull out the few staples.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #275 on: October 26, 2016, 11:57:37 AM »
No. When we roll it up we pull out the few staples.
The sukkah looks marvelous
Very well made
A lot of details
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #276 on: October 26, 2016, 12:14:37 PM »
The sukkah looks marvelous
Very well made
A lot of details
I can take no credit other than for hiring the right guy to build it and giving him the right instructions. Most which he builds do not have the windows and I specifically had him add them. The lighting I did myself and I designed the way the bottom door panel is held on while he had it getting screwed in to the deck door each year.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #277 on: October 26, 2016, 12:21:55 PM »
Once the panels were being made specail for me the windows added only the cost of the window itself and the wood to hold it.

The carpeting was nothing to do. I went to Lowes and bought the right amount of outdoor carpeting and unrolled it. The ends which roll up get tacked down with a staple gun.
What type of windows are those and how are they mounted to the panel? Do they open? Depth of the window and wall?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #278 on: October 26, 2016, 12:26:52 PM »
What type of windows are those and how are they mounted to the panel? Do they open? Depth of the window and wall?

They are these or similar for whatever size they are.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Project-Source-20000-Series-Vinyl-Single-Pane-Single-Strength-Single-Hung-Window-Rough-Opening-18-in-x-24-in-Actual-17-5-in-x-23-5-in/3683812
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #279 on: June 06, 2017, 02:00:24 PM »
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What are better roof companies that do this?
does any one have a sliding roof?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #280 on: August 21, 2017, 10:57:12 AM »
tl;dr

what at my options for canvas sukkahs? snap in or the like? any preferred retailers? esrogim.com? sukkahdepot? anyone give discounts for bulk orders?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #281 on: August 22, 2017, 02:07:32 PM »
tl;dr

what at my options for canvas sukkahs? snap in or the like? any preferred retailers? esrogim.com? sukkahdepot? anyone give discounts for bulk orders?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #282 on: August 31, 2017, 11:14:36 AM »
Anybody have any experience with the wood panel sukkahs sold by sukkahcenter and how do they compare to the traditional fiberglass leiter sukkah?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #283 on: September 18, 2017, 05:24:28 PM »
Can anyone with experience update the wiki with pros and cons of the various succah types and companies? Thanks!

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« Reply #284 on: September 25, 2017, 03:41:42 PM »
Can anyone with experience update the wiki with pros and cons of the various succah types and companies? Thanks!

I started it.

I suggest leave out companies in cons especially to avoid LH

anyone want to expand it with Companies with Pros go for it
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