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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 #450 on: October 16, 2019, 04:39:04 AM »
Thinking of making sliding windows out of plexiglass.

Ideas for tracks?

ETA: Maybe some simple drawer slides?
the window frame doesnít come with tracks?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #451 on: October 18, 2019, 12:45:37 PM »
I don't recall a sukkos like this...ever.

B'h my sukkah is still standing but the scach keeps going all over. I fixed it twice and now again it's almost completely off even after having been tied down.

So many people around me are scrambling to get their sukkah back up today and sadly others have said it is now bent beyond repair.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #452 on: October 18, 2019, 12:58:06 PM »
I don't recall a sukkos like this...ever.

B'h my sukkah is still standing but the scach keeps going all over. I fixed it twice and now again it's almost completely off even after having been tied down.

So many people around me are scrambling to get their sukkah back up today and sadly others have said it is now bent beyond repair.
Interesting because I remember a whole bunch just over the last 15-20 years (besides when hurricane gloria was a few days before sukkos)
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #453 on: October 18, 2019, 01:17:38 PM »
Interesting because I remember a whole bunch just over the last 15-20 years (besides when hurricane gloria was a few days before sukkos)
Same here. I remember several windy Sukkos (only the last 3-4 years weren't IINM). Schach mats are a good idea as long as there's no wind. They are a terrible idea when windy conditions exist.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #454 on: October 18, 2019, 01:52:18 PM »
I tied down 2x4ís on top of the mats & it held perfectly, even as my sukkah flew away.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #455 on: October 20, 2019, 12:38:46 PM »
I tied down 2x4ís on top of the mats & it held perfectly, even as my sukkah flew away.
+1. And if you don't want to store extra 2x4's, AYLOR about tying the mats down directly with something that's kosher for schach (leaves from a pasul lulav, jute or hemp string/twine, etc). I had no issues with the sukkah flying away, since it's my deck. But some of the bungee cords I use to hang tarps for privacy were stretched out - gotta replace a bunch of them for next year.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #456 on: October 20, 2019, 12:55:06 PM »
+1. And if you don't want to store extra 2x4's, AYLOR about tying the mats down directly with something that's kosher for schach (leaves from a pasul lulav, jute or hemp string/twine, etc). I had no issues with the sukkah flying away, since it's my deck. But some of the bungee cords I use to hang tarps for privacy were stretched out - gotta replace a bunch of them for next year.
IME tying down mats could result in ripped mats if the winds get strong enough. Mats are a terrible idea in windy conditions, as they act like a sail.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #457 on: October 20, 2019, 01:01:44 PM »
IME tying down mats could result in ripped mats if the winds get strong enough. Mats are a terrible idea in windy conditions, as they act like a sail.
I've never had that, no matter how strong the winds. First of all, the mats should be placed perpendicular to the predominant direction of the wind. And second of all, they should be tied off in a lot of spots - at a minimum, tie off every 18 in at most around the edges of the mats (including on the 'interior' where 2 mats touch).

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #458 on: October 20, 2019, 01:02:14 PM »
IME tying down mats could result in ripped mats if the winds get strong enough. Mats are a terrible idea in windy conditions, as they act like a sail.
This is similar to what o tell people about their eruv. Make sure the string is weaker than the pole. You would rather fix a snapped string than a bent pole.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #459 on: October 24, 2019, 02:09:13 PM »
Might help someone else.

Second year using these bamboo mats. I hated the fabric covers that they came in. It's nearly impossible to get it back in without snagging. Was thinking of getting an 8" pvc pipe as a holder but it's way too expensive.

So I used Saran wrap on the end and it slides in perfectly

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #460 on: October 24, 2019, 02:31:14 PM »
Might help someone else.

Second year using these bamboo mats. I hated the fabric covers that they came in. It's nearly impossible to get it back in without snagging. Was thinking of getting an 8" pvc pipe as a holder but it's way too expensive.

So I used Saran wrap on the end and it slides in perfectly


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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #461 on: October 24, 2019, 04:51:39 PM »
Might help someone else.

Second year using these bamboo mats. I hated the fabric covers that they came in. It's nearly impossible to get it back in without snagging. Was thinking of getting an 8" pvc pipe as a holder but it's way too expensive.

So I used Saran wrap on the end and it slides in perfectly


Genius!! I will try later thanks!!
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #462 on: October 24, 2019, 06:44:42 PM »
I store them without the bags. The guy who sold them told me to throw the bags away. They have no benefit and can cause mildew.
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