A sunroom expands your living space, allows you to enjoy the best of the outdoors without worrying about the weather, enhances your home’s curb appeal, and increases your property’s resale value. Let’s take a look at some terminology and features associated with this important investment in home improvement.
Codes protect safety and health. They essentially are rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for buildings, non-building structures, and other constructed objects. For example, building codes in some areas permit the use of shingles with a gabled roof. Another example: An existing, code-compliant deck or slab can be used as the foundation on which a custom sunroom is built. Champion’s sunrooms are designed and built as a system; as a result, the sunrooms aren’t forced together from cookie-cutter parts. This approach to design and construction facilitates code compliance. In addition, Champion pulls all permits related to the construction of a custom sunroom.
Comfort 365® Glass
Champion’s exclusive Comfort 365® is a high-performance, energy-efficient glass. It features a special coating that keeps heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer. Comfort 365® Glass also reduces transmission of UV light, which means the furniture, carpeting, and drapes you may wish to use in your custom sunroom will be protected from premature fading.
A dual-sloped roof that supports shingling (where permitted by code) and allows for a higher ceiling and more light. This design blends nicely with most home styles.
A single, sloped roof. This configuration complements the architectural style of most homes.
Three-Season or All-Season
The primary difference between the three-season and all-season sunroom is the wall thickness and material and the glass. Champion offers a three-season room with nominal 4-inch aluminum walls (Comfort 365® glass is standard) and an all-season room with nominal 6-inch insulated-vinyl walls and ENERGY STAR®-rated, insulated windows and doors using Comfort 365® glass. Both are designed by Champion for maximum comfort and easy, maintenance-free use.
Vinyl has excellent insulating capabilities. It’s easy to clean, naturally insect resistant, and maintenance-free.
Now that you know the basics, click here for more information about how a custom sunroom can help you get even more value and enjoyment from your home.