More Information and Options
There are many roof styles to choose from when considering the type of room you wish to add (see below). If you have further questions, just give us a call. We are here to help you find the best solution for your needs.
A screen roof is just that-screen. It offers little or no protection from the sun and rain but will keep the bugs out.
A pan roof is constructed using 3 inch thick x 12 inch wide panels of sheet metal less than 1/6 of an inch thick. This roof provides shade and protection from the rain and minimal relief from the heat as it is not insulated.
Insulated Pan Roof
An insulated pan roof not only reduces the level of heat in your room, it also decreases the noise from heavy rain. This is accomplished by adding 2 1/2 inches of foam insulation and topping the panels with an aluminum ‘skin’.
Insulated Walk-On Roof
This deluxe roof consists of units that are 3 to 6 inches thick and 2 or 4 feet wide. The well insulated roof panels offer protection from the sun, heat and rain. Because this is a solid insulated roof, one can actually ‘walk on’ it. The extra insulation provides the most protection from the elements.
There are three primary ways to attach a roof to a house: Attaching to the fascia; attaching directly to the house wall; or attaching to a structural gutter. Each option has its benefits. We, at Phelps Aluminum, believe attaching the roof directly to the house under the soffit makes for a stronger connection and has aesthetic appeal. However, there are situations when this option is not possible.
We have many different styles and types of windows to choose from when designing your new room. Some options are: single hung vertical and horizontal slide opening windows. We offer aluminum and vinyl window frames. We also provide quality glass, acrylic, and vinyl film options. We will meet any of your design needs!
Our glass windows help create a lovely four-seasons room when heated and air-conditioned throughout the year. Select the window frame color and material of your choice.
Acrylic Windows & Vinyl Windows
Acrylic and vinyl windows are the perfect choice for the budget minded customer. While these do not provide the same quality and insulation as our glass windows, they are quite attractive and have a few advantages over glass:
- There is typically less frame work modifications required.
- Building codes do not mandate electrical outlets in the room as opposed to glass windowed rooms.
- 3. Property taxes have less impact than with glass windowed rooms.
- 4. Less expensive that glass windows.
There are a few disadvantages with acrylic/vinyl windows:
- Vinyl or acrylic windows are more difficult to clean than glass.
- Wind zone rating is limited to seventy five miles per hour
- Acrylic windows may scratch and vinyl windows may be punctured with a sharp object.
- Acrylic and or vinyl windows do not add as much value to the home as glass windows.