Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What about
local building permits?
We want to make the process of building your sunroom as convenient
as possible to you. Each ABC Sunroom dealer will help secure the
necessary permits in your area.
Q: Will the
windows open in my sunroom?
A: The windows slide open to allow a light breeze and fresh
air to come through your sunroom. Each window is built standard
with tempered safety glass and includes double cam locks for security,
burglars blocks at the top of each operating sash, so your window
sashes cannot be lifted out, and screens come with each window.
Q: How much
does a sunroom cost?
A: It's one of the most frequently asked questions. Just like
buying a new car, there are many variables such as would you like
leather seats, 2-door or 4-door, V4 or V8 engine, etc. The same
goes for a sunroom---there are many options you can choose from
to personalize your new sunroom to your home. We recommend you set
up an appointment with one of our consultants to answer all your
questions, help determine what sunroom would work best for your
needs, address any construction concerns on your existing home and
give you an "accurate" estimate.
Q: How long
does it take to complete a sunroom project?
A: The assembling of your new sunroom only takes a few days.
From the time our consultant first visits your home, to ordering
your custom designed sunroom, preparing the foundation to local
building codes if necessary and assembling your new sunroom, it
could take between 4-to-8 weeks.
Q: What makes
your sunroom better than the others?
A: ABC Sunrooms are the best engineered and best built sunrooms
in the industry. Our sunroom walls have twice the R value of other
sunroom manufacturer's walls. In addition our sunroom walls and
steel roof systems meet fire code standards. Our roof system meets
hurricane force wind guidelines and rated to withstand up to 140
mile per hour winds. Plus, every ABC Sunroom has U.L. approved internal
raceway systems in the walls, so you can add electrical wiring easily.
Not so with other companies, where you'll need to run wires or add
electrical strips along the exterior walls and drill into the walls
to add outlets, creating an unsightly mess. Every window is AAMA
approved and is engineered for maximum performance.
Q: What other
home improvement products do you carry?
A: ABC Sunrooms is part of the ABC Seamless Super Store of Home
Improvements. ABC Seamless is "The World's Largest Seamless
Siding Company." For nearly 40 years, ABC Seamless has been
known for it's seamless steel siding and log siding, seamless steel
gutters, soffit & fascia, roofing and replacement windows. For
more information ask your ABC Sunrooms consultant or visit our Super
Store Web site at www.abcseamless.com.
Q: How long
have sunrooms been available to homeowners?
A: The very first sunrooms were constructed with wood posts
and then stapling screens to them. They required a lot of maintenance
like painting and scraping, replacing torn screens and rotted wood
posts. In the 1960s, sunrooms evolved with the use of aluminum exteriors
and the addition of windows with screens. Aluminum scratched and
dented easily, its color faded and it was a poor insulator. Then
in the 1970s, along came the honeycomb design. Bugs began chewing
through the honeycomb cardboard and when it got wet, it began to
rot and smell. In the 1980s, the insulation problem was finally
solved with non-biodegradable polystyrene foam-backed aluminum.
Polystyrene is a 100% thermal barrier, meaning it keeps all outside
temperature outdoors and inside temperatures indoors.
the best engineered and best built sunroom from ABC Sunrooms. First
we have the strongest insulated floor available with our exclusive
"Therma-Deck Floor System." The walls are constructed
using aluminum wall beam extrusions, which are the strongest "Double
I-beams" in the industry. ABC Sunrooms feature poly-iso-foam
insulation in the walls. They carry up-to an R-19 rating. Plus ABC
Sunrooms Poly-iso-Foam meets all fire test requirements of the new