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Whether you're designing custom partitions, or bringing a specialty garden structure to life, plexiglass may be the ideal material for your project. Durable, lightweight, and versatile, it offers many potential benefits to Winnipeg homeowners across a broad spectrum of different applications.
From those who've worked extensively with plexiglass to those who are considering building with it for the first time, the high-quality selection of plexiglass products at STAR Building Materials in Winnipeg offers the perfect starting point for customers of all experience levels. For questions and advice along the way, a friendly and knowledgeable STAR team member is always available to help.
Ready to get your project started? Visit us today to find the right plexiglass solution and start building!

What is Plexiglass

Plexiglass, also known as acrylic or acrylic glass, is a transparent petroleum-based product most commonly available in sheet form. Made from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), it offers a durable, lightweight alternative to traditional glass that can be used for many different purposes.
The significant benefits of plexiglass as a building material include its overall strength and resistance to shattering. On the flip side, acrylic sheets are often more expensive than traditional glass and can be prone to scratching. While plexiglass isn't the right material for every application, it can be a practical and long-lasting solution for a wide variety of projects. Speak directly with a STAR representative to learn more.

Applications of Plexiglass in Winnipeg

The applications of plexiglass for Winnipeg homeowners are numerous and can include the following:

  • Partitions and protective panels
  • Greenhouse or patio panels
  • Outdoor enclosures
  • Custom furniture, art, or decor

Benefits of Plexiglass for Winnipeg Homeowners

Why choose plexiglass? Here are some of the reasons our team at STAR Building Materials often recommends plexiglass to customers:
Plexiglass is stronger, lighter, more impact-resistant and shatter-resistant than traditional glass.
Plexiglass effectively resists weather damage, including from wind and hail.
It is available with coatings that reduce glare and UV damage without compromising on clarity.
It can be moulded into unique shapes for custom projects.

Plexiglass Varieties and Specifications

Plexiglass comes in a wide range of different varieties and specifications. From clear to tinted to UV-coated or abrasion-resistant, there's an acrylic sheet product to meet every need.
At STAR Building Materials, we stock a comprehensive selection of plexiglass sheets in different sizes and thicknesses. Seeking a specialty coating or plexiglass product? Tell us what you're looking for and we'll do everything we can to source and order it directly to our store for you.

Caring for Your Plexiglass

Caring for acrylic sheeting isn't complicated, but a little knowledge goes a long way toward keeping it in optimal condition. Here are our top maintenance and repair tips:

  • Plexiglass can be damaged by harsh chemicals or cleaning products. Gently applying mild soap and water and then blotting it with a clean, non-abrasive cloth is the best way to avoid scratches and/or water spotting.
  • Small scratches and UV damage can often be easily buffed out with plastic or car polish carefully applied with a microfibre cloth.
  • For more extensive cracks or damage, a silicone sealer may be used as a filler to restore appearance and function.

A STAR representative is available to help you select the right plexiglass product for your needs and offer further advice on proper care and maintenance techniques. For more information about plexiglass, visit STAR Building Materials in Winnipeg today!  

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