If you have sunroom questions and you’re looking for answers, start here with our most commonly asked questions. Not finding what you’re looking for? Give us a call today and our team at Halifax Seasonal Sunrooms Ltd. will work hard to help you find the information you need.
What do you mean when you say seasonal sunroom?
Our seasonal sunrooms are permanently installed rooms that are designed to take our snow and wind loads. They are not insulated, which makes them “seasonal”, although on sunny winter days the sunrooms will heat-up to the high teens and low 20’s Celsius just with the heat of the sun!
What is your service area for installation?
“Halifax Seasonal Sunrooms Ltd.” installation area covers all of mainland Nova Scotia.
Can the sunrooms be installed on a regular deck?
Yes, our sunrooms can be installed on most regular decks. We would check your deck to make sure it is strong enough to accommodate the sunroom and if it is level. If the deck is not strong enough, we can usually do modifications such as strengthening the beam, adding more joists, lag-bolting the ledger board to the house sill, etc. If the deck is not level, depending on the deck size, we can jack the deck up and shim it level.
What is the “vinyl elastomer” glazing?
“Vinyl Elastomer” is the glazing for the windows and doors in the “Solarium Optimum” sunrooms. It is an extremely strong vinyl that is so clear you would swear it was glass! The vinyl has a “memory” that when hit or “poked” goes right back to its original tightness. The vinyl elastomer is UV stable and has a “cold retardant”, “fire retardant” and “fungicide” in the formula it is made of. The “cold retardant” keeps the vinyl elastomer pliable in the very cold. The “fire retardant” helps prevent fire from spreading and the “fungicide” keeps fungus such as mold from growing.
Where are the sunrooms made?
“Solarium Optimum” sunrooms are manufactured in Montreal, Quebec and the “Craft-Bilt” sunrooms are manufactured in Ajax, Ontario.
Can I install these sunrooms myself?
It is possible for a customer to install both models of sunrooms, but not recommended. Our installers have been trained and are quite skilled trades persons. There is a “learning curve” for their installation and you really do not want to be learning on your own house!
How much of the year can you use your uninsulated Seasonal Sunroom?
You know you will be able to use it from late spring to early fall in our Maritime climate. But what you might not be aware of is that you can actually use it much more than that! All it takes on a sunny winter day is about 1 hour of sunshine on the sunroom and the inside temperatures begin to climb to some very comfortable, cozy temperatures, with only the heat of the sun! The sunrooms will also remain very comfortable in the warmer summer months with ceiling blinds for the glass roof models, window treatments (curtains or blinds) and plenty of opening windows for maximum ventilation. On cooler days and evenings when there is no sun to warm the sunroom, you can use some supplementary heat such as an electric fireplace, electric heater, or one of the many heating options sold in local stores to take the chill off. One thing is for sure, you will use the Seasonal Sunroom much more than you think!