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http://www.sensiblesukkah.com/
http://www.leiterssukkah.com/
http://sukkah.com/
http://www.sukkahdepot.com/
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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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http://diysukkah.twinkel.me/

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #285 on: September 25, 2017, 04:06:35 PM »
I suggest leave out companies in cons especially to avoid LH
How is it LH? Leaving it out sounds like lo saamod al dam reyecho.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #286 on: September 25, 2017, 05:29:15 PM »
i have delt eith fiberglass, done it 7 years now. under an hour, including shlepping and sechach

Added some points about fiberglass to the wiki.

TBH, I'm not a fan, mainly because of all the sweltering daytime meals I (and my guests) had to suffer through, while everyone else was perfectly comfortable in their wood succahs. But it is undoubtedly one of the easiest succahs to put up/down and store. Still, if I could easily resell it and recoup most of the cost I would do it.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #287 on: September 25, 2017, 05:39:52 PM »
You left out the aygart sukkah!
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #288 on: September 25, 2017, 07:51:12 PM »
Added some points about fiberglass to the wiki.

TBH, I'm not a fan, mainly because of all the sweltering daytime meals I (and my guests) had to suffer through, while everyone else was perfectly comfortable in their wood succahs. But it is undoubtedly one of the easiest succahs to put up/down and store. Still, if I could easily resell it and recoup most of the cost I would do it.

re you referring to the faux wood fiberglass or the traditional green ones?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #289 on: September 25, 2017, 07:59:29 PM »
re you referring to the faux wood fiberglass or the traditional green ones?

Faux wood. But is there a practicql difference other than cosmetics?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #290 on: September 25, 2017, 08:32:07 PM »
Faux wood. But is there a practicql difference other than cosmetics?

I would think the faux wood wouldn't be so bad since it is opaque. The green ones are terrible in the sun
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #291 on: September 25, 2017, 09:42:40 PM »
I would think the faux wood wouldn't be so bad since it is opaque. The green ones are terrible in the sun

Could be that the old green ones are worse, but the opaque ones are pretty bad too IME
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #292 on: September 26, 2017, 11:13:31 AM »
I actually found sukkah depot (which I'm fairly certain is pressed wood, not fiberglass) to be hotter than the faux wood that so many others sell. However, I suspect it has to do with the way you set it up, since sukkah depot's has a light colored side and a dark colored side.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #293 on: September 27, 2017, 01:04:54 PM »
I think it's just the weather

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #294 on: September 27, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
What are the differences between the kainus & bamboo mats quality wise & any other difference ?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #295 on: September 28, 2017, 09:36:16 AM »
What are the differences between the kainus & bamboo mats quality wise & any other difference ?
Kainus doesn't hold up in rain as well.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #296 on: September 28, 2017, 10:58:07 AM »
Kainus doesn't hold up in rain as well.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #297 on: September 28, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »
Then why do people get them ? Are they more mehudar ?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #298 on: September 28, 2017, 12:45:33 PM »
Then why do people get them ? Are they more mehudar ?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #299 on: September 28, 2017, 02:51:43 PM »
Then why do people get them ? Are they more mehudar ?
They are mehudar, but not any more mehudar than the bamboo mats made with natural unwoven fibers.