Patio enclosures and sunrooms continue to be an excellent way to quickly add living space and at a very low cost when compared to conventional construction. New features include:
1.) THICKER INSULATED WALLS – Wall systems now are up to 4″ thick with EPS foam for an R factor of R-15 or Polyiso Foam for an R factor of R-28. No more honeycomb cores that can delaminate. Today’s walls are solid, that is, the insulation is injected between the wall panels. No gaps or air pockets.
2.) EXTRUDED ALUMINUM FRAMING MEMBERS – Factory finished with lifetime warranties, these extrusions come in colors and will last a lifetime.
3.) WINDOW SELECTIONS – Windows are sliding with removeable screens and locks. The standard window is tempered glass but there are many options. Dual-Pane glass for insulation from noise and weather conditions. Energy saving Low E glass is available as well as Solex tinted. A vinyl window system with dual-pane glass and Argon gas is also available.
You can also dress up your sunroom or patio enclosurewith dual-pane glass windows with grids for a french window and door look. Transom glass can be added above or below your widows. This look provides more light and “opens” the room for a more spacious feel.