Betterliving™ All Season Sunrooms

Enjoy all four seasons in your insulated sunroom.

Description

Betterliving™ All-Season Sunrooms

What better way to extend your home’s living space than with a custom built All-Season Betterliving™ Sunroom?

Walls of glass bring gracious living to any home, transforming an empty patio, deck or porch into an inviting retreat basking in the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Betterliving™ Sunrooms offer all season enjoyment with insulated glass and thermal construction.

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  • 50 year limited warranty!
  • Heat or cool for use in most weather conditions.
  • New, state-of-the-art reinforced vinyl construction.
  • Rugged 4¼” wall thickness for doors and windows.
  • Argon-filled, Low-E, double-pane, insulated, tempered glass standard on all sunroom sliding windows and doors.
  • Colour-matched or brass handles.
  • UL classified electrical raceways, easy access for wiring and outlets.
  • Sliding doors and windows are ENERGY STAR® compliant in most areas.
  • White or Desert Sand finish.

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Specifications

Betterliving All Season Sunroom Specifications:

PURE VINYL WITH THRU-COLOR AND UV INHIBITORS!

Reinforced vinyl construction.

50 YEAR TRANSFERABLE MANUFACTURERS LIMITED WARRANTY – LIFETIME ON GLASS!

Ask for warranty details.

INTERLOCKING SUNROOM FRAMES

Interlocking rails include weather
stripping built into the track to keep
the window and doors secure, air,
water and bug tight.

SUNROOM GLASS

Betterliving Windows Use Tempered Glass

Tempered safety glass with low
E and argon standard in ALL
units including kneewalls
and transoms!

WEATHER STRIPPING

Built right into the tracks of
the mainframes and interlocks. It
won’t rot or crack – retaining its
pliability and flexibility.

WALL & DOOR & WINDOW SYSTEM

Integrated units for a complete system with
no visible screws! Screen wire is powder-coated black aluminum for strength and
reduced glare.

Shows 4 Season sunrooms parts

Insulated Sunroom Roof

ROOF PANEL

1.5 lb. polystyrene core laminated to aluminum and coated with a
baked-enamel, Krystal Kote® finish

Insulated sunroom Electrical Wall section

ELECTRICAL MULLION

Engineered for support and to prevent racking and flexing of the frames. Hidden electrical
raceway for easy wiring and flush-mounted outlets and switches!

Insulated Sunroom Header Arm and Support

ADJUSTABLE SUNROOM HEADER

Designed to evenly distribute the weight
on the load-bearing wall

Insulated Sunroom Corner Post

CORNER POST

T-6 Aluminum with air space between the aluminum and vinyl for maximum
strength and thermal performance

BL 4 Season Sunroom Door Window Sill

DOOR / WINDOW SILL

Custom floor channel features built-in weather stripping with
pre-punched weep holes for drainage. The cadmium plated
rollers ride on a monorail track with a stainless steel cover

Floor Channel for 4 season Insulated Sunroom

FLOOR CHANNEL SYSTEM


Built-in slope, sill gasket and pre-punched, elongated hidden weep holes all work to direct water away from the patio room. Installation techniques ensure proper caulking and lag placement
to meet or exceed building codes

Insulated 4 Season Sunroom Electrical Roof Track

ELECTRIC ROOF TRACK

Ceiling Raceway for fan or light

Tandem Wheels for insulated Sunroom Doors and Windows

TANDEM WHEELS

Fully adjustable tandem wheels on all doors

Screen Wheels for 4 season Sunroom

FULLY ADJUSTABLE ROLLER WHEELS

maintenance-free lubricated and sealed ball bearings ride on a stainless steel track
for easy operation. Used on our screens and windows

Screen Door Handle

SCREEN HANDLE

The screen handles color matched in white or desert
sand. Child safety locks provide added protection

Window and Door Handle for Sunroom

WINDOW & DOOR HANDLES

Window and door handles match for a complete look.
These low profile handles are available in white and sand

Wall Hanger for Insulated Sunroom

PANEL / WALL HANGER

Structural support designed to allow for expansion and maintain a watertight seal
when lagged onto the second-floor sill plate, rafter tails or studs depending on the
application. Adjustable up to 5/12 roof pitch

All Season Sunroom Walls and Doors:

  • Fully integrated sliding windows and doors, proprietary design. Competitors use replacement windows.
  • Heat or cool for use in most weather conditions.
  • New, state-of-the-art reinforced vinyl construction.
  • Rugged 4¼” wall thickness for doors and windows.
  • Colour-matched handles, brass available.
  • Ball-bearing wheels for long-lasting, easy glide on all windows and doors.
  • Sturdy, security window and door locks.
  • Easy access for wiring and outlets.
  • Full glass views – floor to ceiling glass walls – available in all styles.

High-Quality Glass Units for Your Sunroom:

  • Tempered glass windows & doors. Tempered glass is about four times stronger than plate glass. (If broken, tempered glass falls into harmless pebble-like pieces.)
  • Insulated Low-E, argon-filled. Available in clear or bronze glass
  • Quality controlled seal on insulated units
  • Manufacturer’s warranty against seal failure and glass breakage

Fully Engineered Roof Panels for Your Sunroom:

  • Our PanelCraft™ roof panels are tested using ASTM E72-98 procedures by an independent testing laboratory.
  • PanelCraft™ insulated panels are constructed with a high-density polystyrene core bonded to maintenance-free aluminum “skins”. Core thickness is available in 3”, 4½”, and 6” to meet your insulation and structural requirements.
  • Higher-strength panels are available. Honeycomb shaped core impregnated with Phenolic resin. An excellent alternative for building departments that take issue with foam core panels.
  • Fixed and operating skylights available.
  • Our Northlander™ Skyview transparent roof system with our exclusive Silhouette Pearl reflective glazing is an excellent choice for your sunroom, letting in pleasing amounts of light without the heat.
  • Traditional shingled roofing is also available.

Contact us for more information, to receive newsletters or find a local contractor.

Betterliving™ All Season Sunroom Colour Options:

White and Sand

Grand Vista Insulated Sunroom Colours

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Woodhaven Ceiling Plank Option:

Sunroom Wood Trim for the Ceiling

Now you can have your sunroom with the warmth of wood! An ideal option for homeowners who were considering a conventional addition. Use Woodhaven and our shingled roof option to achieve the look of addition with the view of a sunroom.

Bamboo Classic White Rustic Pine Bead Board Natural Cherry
Walnut Cherry Spice Painted White Weathered White Wash

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Sunrooms:

What is a sunroom?

A sunroom is a pre-fabricated wall and roof system added to your home to provide added enjoyment of the outdoors and extra living space. They are made of maintenance-free materials, predominantly aluminum but also vinyl and fiberglass. The wall sections are typically custom made, no greater than five feet in width. Each section contains a side sliding window, beneath the window is the “kneewall” which is built with a solid panel or tempered glass. If the extra height is desired, “transom glass” is added to the tops of the windows and doors

Sunrooms come in two types: three-season (single glazed windows) and all-season (insulated wall and windows). Typically the roof is made with insulated aluminum panels that come in varying thicknesses. Thicker panels have more insulation and can span farther. Sunrooms have typically differed from solariums because they don’t use glass in the roof. This line has blurred in recent years with the introduction of polycarbonate roof systems for sunrooms. Solarium walls typically have a great deal of fixed glass with the occasional casement window while sunroom walls will typically consist of corner-to-corner side sliding windows.

What is the best way to utilize a sunroom?

Sunrooms are used for many great reasons: entertainment, place to relax, room for my pets, TV room, enjoy the outdoors and seasons… the list goes on and on. Finishing touches like beautiful flooring and wicker furniture help create that perfect retreat.

What are the advantages of Craft-Bilt’s sunrooms vs. competitors?

There are many technical advantages to Craft-Bilt products like thicker wall extrusions with intelligent designs. All of our sunrooms utilize swivel header designs that support the weight of the roof evenly and eliminate unsightly gaps inside the room that competitors don’t address or cover with an ugly angle. Weatherstripping is important to keep out the wind and bugs, our Grand Vista system uses ingenious concave tracks to cradle the weatherstripping while our Betterliving™ system uses mylar reinforced weatherstripping to achieve FMA certification. There are many other unique features to our rooms that you can find on our web site or let us refer you to a local contractor who can describe them to you.

How much does a sunroom addition cost?

There are a lot of variables: Is a new deck required? Would you like a three-season or all-season? Is there an obstruction, for instance, a water spigot, that needs to be moved? An installed 12 x 12 three-season sunroom will start around $15,000 while all-season sunrooms will start around $25,000.

What is the return on my sunroom investment?

There have been many studies and opinions published in renovation magazines about the value of major renovations like kitchens, bathrooms, and sunrooms. Check out resources like Remodeller magazine and search for their Cost vs. Value report. Sunrooms are often in the top ten for return on investment, recouping at least 50% of your investment. There are factors that can affect your return on investment, like where you live.

But the real return on investment is the improvement in your lifestyle. Your sunroom will quickly become the favourite room in the house, your very own private retreat. You can’t put a price on peace and tranquillity.

How long does it take to install a custom sunroom?

The actual installation can take as little as two days for a three-season patio room or 3 days for an all-season sunroom. Additional time will be required if you are building an A-frame style sunroom, a new deck is required, a service (i.e. gas meter, water spigot, bathroom fan, etc.) needs to be moved, or there is some other complexity to the project.

Often there can be delays obtaining the building permit or zoning approval. Your contractor will not order material until the permit is issued after which you have to contend with the backlog at the factory. So if you are planning to build a sunroom and hope to enjoy it for the summer, get started early!

Can I use my existing deck for the sunroom?

If your deck was built to building code specifications, there is a good chance it will suffice. Open decks are built with a slope away from the building, so even if it is code compliant it will need to be leveled. Deck blocks will not do. Your deck needs footings, typically concrete piers deep enough into the ground to not be lifted when the ground freezes. In southern Ontario, that is usually four feet, in colder climates, it will be deeper. Imagine the damage to the sunroom or even your house when an un-footed deck heaves upwards in freezing temperatures.

Do I need a building permit for my sunroom?

Yes. Often your contractor will include the drawings and filing for the permit as part of their price to you. Contractors do not get enough credit for the time and effort it can take in getting a permit.

Can I install it myself or do I need a contractor?

A homeowner with a high level of DIY skill can tackle our Grand Vista pre-fabricated sunroom. Craft-Bilt’s warranty is for properly installed products and does not include installation-related issues. Please fill out our contact form and we will reply with the product information you require as well as the name of a local contractor if desired.