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a. You can't fit it in the cold, as others have said. Funny, though. Normally installation is part of the cost.
b. The cold won't hurt it per se. However...
c. At any temperature below about 55F there is some danger of cracking if you bend or roll anything. By 32F it is a near certainty. This is trick for a full encoluse, because you have to move the door, at least, so the vendor is right.
When spring comes you will be tempted by a warm day, that isn't as warm as it seems. Don't fool with it until it hits 60F. I cracked a window on an older enclosure at about 55F, and with my new enclosure I will not roll the windows unless it is above 65, basically not until I need ventilation.
This is why I don't like full enclosures: you need them in the winter but can't USE them in the winter. A parcial enclosure is better, IMHO, and you may want to conside removing parts of yours before cold weather. Sounds backwards, but that's how I see it. I think they make the best sence in cool rainy areas, not so much on the Chesapeake.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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