Our sunroom are designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. Optimal use of natural daylight contributes greatly to energy efficiency.
Our roof slopes vary. Generally a 12 foot wide room has a 4/12 or 3/12 roof pitch, and a 16 foot wide room generally use a 3/12 roof pitch. The roof comes complete with a 2'x6' tongue and groove decking that forms an attractive ceiling that's strong enough to support even the heaviest snow loads! Our vented roof systems include 1/2 inch exterior sheathing, vapor barrier, flashing, drip edge and building felt. The roof is insulated to R-38. You will need to provide the shingles to match your house.
Our glass is made to collect the sun's warmth in winter. It is tempered for extra strength. Panels normally measure 4' x 6' , 5' x 6' or customized as needed. Measuring 1 inch thick, each panel is made of two layers of 3/16' tempered glass (with an insulating pocket between layers), double sealed along the edges to prevent fogging or streaking. Low-e glass is standard with all kits. Other glass is available, all you need to do is ask.
Our solar glass panels have a bonus effect that blocks 50% of the UV rays that can damage your furniture and flooring. The use of skylights in your room will allow you to easily control temperature and comfort levels.
Standard 2 x 6 stud wall construction is used so you can run wiring or plumbing through the walls. Walls include exterior sheathing, fiberglass insulation and vapor barrier. Knee walls and Gable Room side walls include exterior sheathing, high-r vapor barrier along with fiberglass insulation. You can add the interior wall finish on site, or select one of our natural wood finishes. The side walls are insulated to R-20. You need to supply exterior siding to blend with the rest of your house.