Framing material options are:
- Wood – Wood framing material is the most commonly used framing material for most construction needs. This choice is material will allow additions to be built in unison with the integrity and common construction of the existing home. Also conventional wood built structures can easily be converted to “Heated Space” meeting all r-value requirements to become an extension of the existing home.
- Aluminum – Aluminum is a durable, long-lasting choice. It’s resistance to humidity means your frame will not rust. Aluminum Extrusion material is a durable, long-lasting, and cosmetically pleasing framing choice. This material is not only the framing material but also the finished product. It requires no maintenance, and will give the project a sense of longevity that most homeowners appreciate. This material can only be used in the construction of “Three Seasons Rooms” because it does not meet energy efficiencies that are required to become an extension of the home.
- Thermally Broken Aluminum – Thermally Broken material is the best of both worlds. It gives you the long lasting, no maintenance choice like standard aluminum extrusions, but the R-value qualifications of conventional wood framed structures. Thermally broken extrusions work on the same concept as your frying pan handle. By simply changing the material on the pans handle the heat from the pan will not allow transfer of heat to your hand. Using this same concept Thermally Broken Extrusions are separated by a thermal break that will not allow the transfer of temperature. This prevents the inside and outside temperature from coming into direct contact, thus preventing the two from waring with each other, and creating an R-value reduction within the room. This is the most expensive material option but can be the most effective and maintenance free choice available.
Each of our sunrooms is designed to International Residential Code (IRC) standards. We have designs to withstand exterior conditions including high winds. Engineering specifications are available for exact requirements. Vinyl is a great insulator and does not deteriorate under most weather conditions.
Our Sunrooms are designed to be easily maintained. Glass can be cleaned with household glass cleaner. Vinyl windows can be cleaned with a mixture of warm water and Wool-Light or Murphy Oil Soap. Screens pop out for easy cleaning also. The structure may need a periodic cleansing with a mild household detergent and water solution to remove and build-up. If an accident occurs that damages the room in any way there are many simple ways to repair and touch up the damaged section. Repairs are handled quickly and easily. Click here for detailed Eze-Breeze Window Care and Cleaning Instructions.
Our sunrooms are tailor made to fit onto most homes. Many of our customers commonly hire us to enclose a deck, a patio area, or even build one from the ground up. We offer a wide variety of products to fit your needs and that will adapt best to your home. Sunrooms can be built on a new or existing concrete slab, deck, patio, porch, or almost any other location next to or underneath a pre-existing structure. Our windows, in almost every style imaginable, come with options such as security locks, operable double sliders, tempered glass, and fully removable screens. They meet the national glass code and dual tempered glass is A-Rated ALI Laboratory.
Our sunrooms and other project materials come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer's defects. In addition, Carolina Home Exteriors offers a 1- year warranty on our workmanship. Along with our suppliers, we stand behind our products, and we stand behind our trained, professional installers, and their workmanship.