Follow these glass conservatory maintenance tips to keep your conservatory in tip top shape for years to come. Okay, you caught me, the term “conservatory” is more likely used in the UK, while we here in the USA we are more likely to call it a sunroom! If you want to get technical, a sunroom is more of an extension to the main home with a traditional roof and tons of windows. While a conservatory tends to be 100 percent glass, or close to it, in both the roof and walls. With that said, more and more true conservatories are popping up in homes around the country. Let’s praise thanks to the Brits! Read more
With all of the window replacement projects we have completed over the years, I often wondered what we could do with the old windows that we have removed from the homes. It seems like such a shame to take the old windows to the landfill or even to a recycling center. Then I came across this interesting news article about how to use recycled windows to build a greenhouse. What a great idea!!! Read more
A sunroom is a great addition to your home and can become your favorite spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. If you are planning on adding a sunroom to your existing home this spring, you have come to the right place. In this article we will share a few of the most practical sunroom design considerations and window choices. You should review all of these factors before you move forward with your sunroom project. Read more
There are many different types of sunroom designs from a simple screened in porch with an old wooden swing, to a complete conservatory, an addition to your home that is encased with full glass walls and a glass ceiling, or something in between. In many cases your sunroom may have a solid, conventional roof with skylights to let the sunshine in. In any configuration, you will need plenty of windows to let the natural light shine through. The question is how to choose sunroom windows which best suits your needs?
You also need to think about the style of the structure itself. Will the sunroom be a simple lean-to, or will you have gabled roof, cathedral ceilings, a traditional sunroom, or a full-blown solarium. All of these will factor into the cost, functionality, and overall appearance of your new space. Read more