windows for 3-season room

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Old 04-09-00, 10:33 AM
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i start construction on a 3-season room soon. I want windows but my contractor suggests cli-on things which I don't like. I want sliders or something else. No HVAC planned for the room. Will have plywood floor, outside siding on kneewall, shingled roof. What type of windows do you recommend, not too expensive? Single paned, which are hard to find? also, should I insulate the roof and kneewall to help with temp control, since the cost is minimal. i don't want a hotbox. Thanks.
 
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Old 04-10-00, 04:14 AM
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To meet code, you have to be 65% open along the longest wall and one other wall, to a height of 80". (Openings may be covered with insect screening) The way this requirement is met is by having BOTH panes of each window openable and removable. So instead of the standard "XO" window you will find at your local home improvement center, you need an "OO" window. Are you getting a bldg. permit to install this room?
 
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Old 04-10-00, 07:18 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lefty:
To meet code, you have to be 65% open along the longest wall and one other wall, to a height of 80". (Openings may be covered with insect screening) The way this requirement is met is by having BOTH panes of each window openable and removable. So instead of the standard "XO" window you will find at your local home improvement center, you need an "OO" window. Are you getting a bldg. permit to install this room?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes- the work is being done by a contractor who is taking care of all permits. So, one window of the slider cannot be stationary? The room is 14' by 16' and three walls will have windows, plus one entrance door leading to the deck. This is an upgraded screen porch, but with windows.

Is it possible to use screens set in permanent frames, with added storm windows that would slide? Most contractors have suggested double-paned windows, which seem like overkill since the room is 3-season and not heated.

Any suggetions on the insulation on the roof/ceiling and kneewall? Is it worth it? Thanks for your advice
 
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