Strataglass™ Vinyl Window Material is a 40 gauge pressed, polished and coated vinyl window material. A polymer coating is used to seal in the plasticizers (the chemicals added to the vinyl to keep it soft and supple). This coating also makes Strataglass more scratch resistant.
- VueShield™ scratch resistant coating to combat daily wear and tear
- Blocks 70% of UVA rays and 100% of UVB rays
- Treated with an anti-glare additive to reduce sun glare and improve low light visibility
Installation is made easier if double-sided tape is used to adhere the window material to the fabric before sewing and cutting. After the material is sewn in place, use scissors to trim away the fabric and expose the window.
Tip: We recommend using a #18 or #20 sewing machine needle.
Strataglass recommends using 3M™ Adhesive Remover to remove any glue left from fabrication. Then clean with IMAR™ Strataglass™ Protective Cleaner and use IMAR™ Strataglass™ Protective Polish as the final step in installation to provide a base of protection and good watershed.
Since new vinyl can easily get impressions in itself, it is recommended that enclosures be left in place as much as possible. If completely removed, interleave the vinyl with either acid-free paper (available from framing shops) or old sheets (the best choice) to prevent "pooling" in the glass. Vinyl "seasons" over time and becomes less impressionable. Roll all curtains down and fasten in place nightly to keep a perfect appearance.