Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions2019-02-26T16:43:51+00:00
Can you enclose an existing porch/patio space or does the room have to be a complete addition?2019-02-26T15:16:15+00:00

Our sunrooms are custom designed for your home. There are a variety of features, options, and benefits available in all of our sunroom lines. With the Leisure Room® Series, an all vinyl sunroom looks like it was meant to be part of the home, not an afterthought. All of our vinyl sunrooms feature the clean, finished look with no visible screws or fasteners, and finished electrical reaceways conceal all the wires or cables. Take a look at our gallery pages for some examples.

How much do sunrooms cost?2019-03-06T16:38:18+00:00

This is a common question, but a difficult one to answer. Because each sunroom is custom manufactured to your unique specifications, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all price.

Many factors determine the cost such as: foundation, where and how we would attach the room to your house, local building code requirements, and your design ideas. These are just a few of the variables that will determine the cost. To make this process simple and stress free, we offer a free, no obligation, in-home estimate. Call us today at 248-417-6987 and let us help you design the room of your dreams.

What forms of payment do you accept?2019-02-26T16:44:25+00:00

We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. Additionally, we have a number of financing options to assist you with your home improvement project. In most cases, we require a third of the payment at the time the contract is signed, a third at the time the materials are ordered and a final third at the completion of the project. However, ask your design consultant about your individual project.

Why can’t I get an estimate over the phone?2019-02-26T16:44:43+00:00

Everything we do is 100% custom designed and custom manufactured for you and your home. Having one of our design consultants come to your home to assess your space, listen to your needs and recommend an ideal solution for your individual project is the best way to get the most accurate price.

How long does an in-home consultation take?2019-02-26T16:45:01+00:00

Consultation times vary. Our design consultants allow up to 2 hours for each appointment and that can vary depending on the scope of the project and the number of questions you may have. If your project is rather straight-forward, your consultation will likely take less time.

Why should my spouse or significant other be at the consultation?2019-02-26T16:45:17+00:00

Everything we do is custom manufactured and designed to your unique specifications. You choose everything from the color and design of your room to the type of glass and frame materials that are used. Having all decision makers involved in the consultation at the start of the project brings another point of view and opinion to such a large home improvement project. Additionally, the more details of your room that can be worked out in the consultation phase the better since this leads to a room that meets everyone’s needs at a more accurate price.

How long does it take to build my sunroom from signing the contract to completed installation?2019-02-26T16:45:33+00:00

Eight to ten weeks is a normal estimation for a project. However, the timetable varies from project to project. Different municipalities have different waiting periods on permits. Our design consultants have a better understanding of the time it takes for a completed sunroom or solarium in your specific area.

Can I use my sunroom all year round?2019-02-26T17:02:43+00:00

It depends on the type of room you choose.  They vary from screened in enclosures to several types of sunrooms which are designed to be heated and cooled throughout the year.

Do I need to obtain a building permit for my sunroom?2019-02-26T17:03:59+00:00

This depends on which municipality you live in.  We follow each city’s local building codes and can assist you in obtaining any building permits that are required.

Can I get shades or blinds with my sunroom?2019-02-26T17:05:55+00:00

Yes!  We have many options for this.  Contact us to find out about the various styles and types that are available.

Do you use insulated glass?2019-02-26T17:09:39+00:00

Yes, we use LoĒ³ (low E cubed) tempered glass manufactured by Cardinal® IG.  It is a superior insulated glass because it reduces the loss of radiant heat in the winter (the heat from your furnace) and reduces heat and damaging ultraviolet rays entering into your Oasis® sunroom during the summer. LoĒ³ is actually three layers of silver in a multilayered film which includes other chemicals such as titanium dioxide and nickel. LoĒ³ is used in insulated glass which is filled with argon gas for more energy efficiency.

In warm seasons, LoĒ³ keeps much of the heat out of the patio enclosure and reduces dramatically the fading damage from ultraviolet rays (up to 95%). In cool or cold seasons, LoĒ³ keeps the heat in and the cold outside where it belongs. LoĒ³ uses an XL spacer system. Warm edge characteristics of XL Edge reduce the frequency and amount of condensation during the most extreme temperature conditions.

Are your sunroom roofs insulated?2019-02-26T17:11:37+00:00

The Climatemaster® roof series is designed for any climate and almost any condition. Climatemaster® roof systems have superior insulating R-values as well as strong snow load ratings. A Climatemaster® roof is the best way to protect your sunroom investment and your home. Roofs range from 3” to 6” thick with 1 1/2# or 2# density EPS  (expanded polystyrene) depending on your building code requirements.

What kind of warranty does my sunroom come with?2019-02-26T17:12:34+00:00

Lifetime protection on the vinyl components and lifetime protection on glass breakage.  It’s even transferable to the next owner!