Remodeling Textbooks

Old 03-13-01, 01:20 PM
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I plan on adding a one-room addition (sunroom) addition to my house. Can anyone recommend any good textbooks concerning
designing, framing, and roofing? I am comfortable with wiring, flooring and installation of windows and doors. However, I am looking for guidance on designing, framing and roofing.
Old 03-18-01, 06:19 PM
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textbooks or designs

I own my own patio enclosure biz and we are makers of aluminum glass and screen rooms. The answer to your question is additions, glass and patio enclosures you will not find many resources. Because of the extent of the work and the supplies that go into these rooms.My company manufactures DIY aluminum kits for homeowners.
Old 04-01-01, 12:19 PM
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The first thing I would do if I were you is to determine what you define a sunroom as. The term is used for many types of room additions.

1) conventional room addition with windows around the peremeter.

2) conventional room addition with skylights and windows around the peremeter.

3) pre-engineered fully glass solarium

4) pre-engineered room with insulated aluminum and glass panels.

You should determine what you will use the room for and if it will be for full year round use or seasonal use.

If you live in a cold climate or a warm climate will also help you determine the best type of construction. The insulating value is critical as is the glass specifications.

If you anticipate the need for solar heat or the need to keep out the heat and maintain air conditioning that needs to be determined.

I have never seen a book which would offer you all the answers to every type sunroom addition so you probably should determine the type you want first and then pursue answers to your questions about how to do it after you know what you want.

I would personally try and conform the addition to your existing home style as well as the other criteria I've stated above.

Take your time to research or you could end up with a sauna in the Summer or a refridgerated room in the Winter. I've seen hundreds of these rooms work well and just as many which sit dormant except for maybe a couple months a year.

Good Luck,


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