◦ Any addition or attachment to the house requires a permit
◦ All our products are designed to meet code requirements
◦ We offer project specific engineering for your sunroom
Basic Classifications of Construction:
Unheated living space,
◦ Aka: 3 season room, Enclosed porch
◦ Does not need to meet energy code requirements
◦ Must be separated from house by door that meets energy specs
◦ May be designed as passive solar heating
◦ May have supplemental heat for occasional use
Heated living space,
◦ Aka: 4 season room, Family room addition, etc…..
◦ Must meet energy code requirements
◦ May be open to house by doorway, or removal of wall
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Low-E times three makes the difference
LE 3 glass, now with three layers of year-round thermal protection, the benefits are exceptional. The result: a clear coating that blocks even more solar gain than ever before, reflects heat and lets the light stream in.
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It seems that everyone today has a 'green product'. It also seems that we are expected to buy that product just because they say it is 'green'.
That’s fine, and I’m not green bashing, but there is far too much 'green washing' in advertising today. So how do you know if green is right for you? Let’s start out with a little straight talk about green.
Green products can be sorted into several categories. Some of the most common are:
1. Sustainability: are the raw materials used in this product sustainable, such as wood from managed tree farms or reforestation projects.
2. Recyclability: can the materials used in a product be reused after the current life cycle
3. Energy efficiency: this can be applied either to the manufacture of the product, or how it serves your needs while in service4. Healthy living: do the mater... Read More
◦ Prepare construction plans
◦ Research design parameters for location
◦ Zoning, setbacks, wetlands, wind load, snow load, seismic, energy
◦ Onsite utilities locations including septic or sewer issues
◦ Water runoff plan
◦ Draw site plan and complete permit application and associated documents
◦ Obtain structural engineering for proposed structure
◦ File documents with permitting authority
◦ Removal of existing decks, patio slabs, turf, plants not included in new plan
◦ Cut back rafter tails if needed
◦ Hauling and proper disposal of demo scrap (recycle if appropriate)