Energy is considered passive energy when no additional mechanical equipment is used, other than the normal building elements. Optimal use of natural daylight contributes greatly to energy efficiency. Our rooms are designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer.
Roof slopes vary. Popular with a 12 foot wide room is a 4/12 or 3/12 roof pitch. 16 foot wide rooms generally use a 3/12 roof pitch. The roof comes complete with a 2'x6' tongue and groove S.P.F. decking that forms an attractive ceiling that's strong enough to support even the heaviest snow loads! Includes a vented roof with 1/2 inch exterior sheathing, vapor barrier, flashing, drip edge and building felt. All you need to add are shingles to match your house. Insulated to R-38.
Our signature design element is the curved wooden arches. Hand crafted from southern yellow pine harvested from sustainably-managed forests, these beams are a work of art! The beams are arrive ready to stained, oiled or vanished to your taste and style.
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.
Our glazing systems holds glass panels in place and locks out air or moisture leaks. Includes sill plates and attractive mahogany frame and trim, plus architectural sealants. So simple to install, any homeowner can do it. It's practically fool proof!
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. You supply exterior siding to blend with the rest of your house. Walls are insulated to R-20.
160 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501