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Mt. Airy sunroom traditional exterior

Mt. Airy sunroom


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shannon698 wrote:
How much will a sunroom cost in terms of added energy use?
   Comment   February 24, 2011
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Hi Shannon698,
This is not an easy question to answer. You will gain heat because of all the sunlight, though you will also lose some at night due to all those windows. There are too many factors involved to answer this as a rule of thumb.
March 24, 2014 at 7:51am   
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Here, hopper-style windows are used as transoms to provide ventilation without compromising security. Before ordering windows, think about how you will install the transom above the door. Will there be a space in between, trimmed out as in this picture? If you plan to mull the transom window directly to the top of the door, make sure your salesperson knows and provides a factory trim to cover this joint. Or better yet, have the factory mull the door and transom together. This connection can be a tricky one to make on the job.

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