“What is the difference between Plexiglass and Lexan?” Ask Great Falls Residents

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, October 31, 2012)

Is the Plexiglass vs. Lexan dilemma slowing down a sheeting project at your Great Falls, VA home or commercial building? Expert help is only a phone call away since ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. gives free on-site glass consultations. Simply dial (703)257-7150 to make your appointment or to talk to a glass specialist about your glass alternative questions. Your consultation will include a complimentary quote and the opportunity to delve more deeply into the unique features both of Plexiglass and Lexan sheeting. And for customers who need to purchase a sheet of safety glass immediately, we have some stock pieces on hand at our shop – 8395 B Euclid Ave. in Manassas Park.

When the question, “What is the difference between Plexiglass and Lexan sheeting?” is asked by one of our Great Falls clients, the most basic answer is “What they’re made of.” Plexiglass is created from acrylic, unlike Lexan which is polycarbonate. This fundamental difference gives the two types of safety glass distinct strengths and weaknesses, but they can still be used for many of the same applications. Learning about how each item stands apart can help you find the one that’s most ideal for your specific circumstances. In spite of the difference between Plexiglass and Lexan, both sheeting options are much stronger than regular glass, which is why many Great Falls residents use these products when they are protecting property, securing a building, etc.

Additionally, the two types of sheeting have an appearance that is fairly close to that of glass, so they’ll look good on your greenhouse, deck railing, or other installation where aesthetic considerations are important. Along with these similarities, come some areas of differentiation. Lexan has the higher impact resistance of the two and will (in most cases) bend rather than crack. On the flip side, it is more prone to yellowing than its counterpart. Besides being less inclined to discoloration, Plexiglass is more scratch-resistant and tends to be the less costly, but is does not have the same strength as Lexan.

This should answer the basic Plexiglass vs. Lexan sheeting questions that our Great Falls patrons have, but we look forward to discussing these products with you in greater detail and using our glazing experience to help you make a selection that you’ll be pleased with. Whether you call us at (703)257-7150 or stop by the shop, you can get safety glass answers with the help of ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc.  

 

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