FAQs

Do I need a permit for a sunroom?

Yes. In most cases a permit is required. We can take care of the application process for you.

What kind of roof is it?

We offer both a laminated sandwich panel and an acrylic roof panel. A laminated sandwich panel is a styrofoam panel with an aluminum skin on both sides. It comes with a built in, heavy gauge aluminum eaves trough. the Acrylic roof panel allows varying amounts of light through. These roof systems are engineered to meet or exceed Ontario building code standards and are virtually maintenance free.

Will the roof stay up with snow on it?

Our roof system is engineered to meet snow load requirements as per building code.

What type of base do I have to put a sunroom on?

You may consider one of the folowing options.

  • Wooden decks
  • Insulated floor panels
  • Concrete bases

All require proper footings (perimeter foundation, concrete piers or helical steel piers (TechnoMetal Post) to meet building code requirements. If you have an existing base we will advise you on whether or not it meets code requirements and if not, what modifications will need to be made. If you are planning on building a new base yourself, we will advise you on the specifications.

Are they insulated?

  • Roof panels are available in three sizes - 3", 4" and 6" thick, offering insulation values of R12 - R24.
  • Our Thermal sunroom has 3" thick insulated wall panel (R12), double glazed, Low E, argon filled windows and all wall extrusions have a commercial thermal break.
  • Insulated floor panels are available offering R17 - R 35.

What is the R value?

  • 3" Roof - R12
  • 4" Roof - R16
  • 6" Roof - R24
  • 4.5" Floor Panel - R17
  • 6.5" Floor Panel - R26
  • 8.5" Floor Panel - R35

What colours are available?

  • White, Driftwood (beige), Bronze (dark brown) Black.
  • Roof panels available in White or Driftwood.
  • Eaves trough available in White, Driftwood or Bronze and Black

What sizes do they come in?

All sunrooms and patio covers are custom sized. We are able to accommodate everything from a small entrance way to a carport to a full sized sunroom.

How long does it take to get a sunroom?

It typically takes 6-8 weeks after obtaining a building permit. The time of year (volume) and weather will play a role.

How long does it take to install?

That depends on the complexity and size of your sunroom. A standard room can be installed on a prepared base in as little as two days. If you require sono tubes or galvanized screw pilings, a base for the room to sit on or modifications to your house, it can take as long as two weeks to completion. An average installation takes approximately two days.

Can I put a spa or hot tub in the sunroom?

Yes. We recommend our WeatherMaster vinyl 4 Track sunroom for most spa applications.

What is condensation?

For a detailed explanation of condensation click here.

Are there skylights?

Yes. Skylights are available in standard size 2' x 4'. They are flat glass, thermal, Low E, fixed unites. They are available at the time of purchase or you may add them to your roof at a later date.

Can I heat the sunroom?

Yes. Our Thermal sunroom is designed to be more efficient for heating however, most clients who have purchased our Three Season Vinyl Four Track sunroom, have elected to heat them.

How much do they cost?

Sunroom prices vary. There are a number of factors involved in determining the price. Factors such as size, model, roof size and style, wall height, base and options. Contact us for a free, no obligation estimate.

Do you have a showroom?

Yes. We have a 4000 square foot showroom located at 28 Clark St in Welland. Our hours do fluctuate seasonally. Click here for hours.

Do you install electrical outlets?

According to the Electrical Standards Authority, as of January 2007, an individual performing any kind of electrical work at a residence, must be a licensed electrician and have a contractor's license or work for a licensed electrical contractor.

How does a sunroom compare with other home investments?

According to HGTV expert, Mike Holmes, with respect to additions of bedrooms, family rooms, sunrooms, conservatories, garages, etc. "Increasing square footage is almost always excellent use of remodelling dollars, but don't expand your home so much that there's little outdoor space left. Payback: 50 - 83%."

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