Sunrooms

To completely eliminate the weather and bugs, a sunroom would be your best option.

The only difficulty in choosing a sunroom is deciding which options you want most. Because a sunroom basically becomes part of the house, these projects are more involved and have a lot more choices for options.

Is your backyard a blank canvas for us to work on or do you already have a patio or screen room that needs a conversion?

This home is in Queens Harbour in Surfside Beach.

This home is right on the Waccamaw River in Conway.

Sunroom Options include…

Window Type

Windows are a critical area on a sunroom. You need to choose a window style and type that will offer the view, comfort, and privacy you desire. Your best window choice will ultimately depend on how you wish to use your sunroom.

There are four basic types of windows-

1. Impact-Resistant Windows. Impact-resistant windows are designed primarily for hurricane prone coastal areas. They possess design features that prevent both large and small debris from entering the home. This hurricane-proof design also offers increased security, better thermal qualities, and outside noise reduction. Advantage- the ultimate in see-through hurricane protection.

2. Glass. Double pane insulated glass is the standard in glass windows. Advantage- very cost efficient.

3. Acrylic. Acrylic windows are made from single-pane rigid acrylic and offer a great alternative to glass in a room that is not heated and cooled all the time or in a situation where glass is not desirable, such as next door to a golf course. Advantage- many of the same qualities as glass without the vulnerability to impact.

4. Vinyl. Vinyl windows are glazed with a flexible, vinyl material that flexes and rebounds when it is hit or pushed on. The optimum situation for vinyl windows are porches and patios where you want to enjoy the benefits of both a screen room and a sunroom depending on the weather. Advantage- absolutely perfect for multi-function patios.

Window Style

1. Style- horizontal sliders, single-hung, awning, and more

2. Tint- a variety of factory liquid applied tints are available from a relatively neutral gray to azure blue and all points in between

3. Grids- colonial grid can be installed in different patterns

4. Energy Efficiency- upgrades can be made which make the windows more efficient such as Low-E and Argon Gas

5. Frame- aluminum or vinyl

6. Color- bronze, white, off white (dark or light)

7. Shape- squares and rectangles are easy, but we can also get arches, trapezoids, and a few other shapes

8. Size- hard to fit spot? Don’t worry, we can custom order specific sizes

9. Safety- windows can be tempered to provide safety glass

Doors

Doors are available in basically all the same options as windows, such as tint and grid.

Additional options are available in how you would like to go in and out.

1. Standard Hinged Doors- available in a variety of style from full view glass to half-single hung with a taller kickplate

2. Sliding Glass Doors- available from a standard 2 panel door to multi-panel doors so large they open up the entire wall

3. Screen Doors

4. Storm Doors

5. French Doors

6. Pet Doors

 Wall

The exterior of your room can be done in a variety of ways.

1. Solid kneewall. This can be white aluminum, siding or brick to match your home, or even designed with faux texture panels which simulate anything from stacked rock to bamboo.

2. Glass from floor to ceiling

Roofing

We hate to do the same old truss or rafter style roofing that everyone else does. Why not go with the wave of the future and let us install SIP’s or structural insulated panels.

SIP’s are pre-insulated panels that are engineered to span further and offer more support and structure than traditional wood construction. To everyone else, it’s new technology, but we’ve been using them over 20 years.

SIP’s can be custom cut to incorporate an existing roof. They can be shingled like the house or faced with a waterproof white aluminum stucco finish.

And More…

Plenty of other options exist to enhance your room-

1. Skylights

2. Addition of adjoining products such as an awning, patio cover, or deck for your grill

3. Electrical, such as outlets, ceiling fans, phone, lights, and cable

4. Heating and Cooling

 

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