FAQ

General
Info

A sunroom is an outdoor enclosure using large, spanning windows to emphasize the outdoors. All season sunrooms are able to be used year-round. LivingSpace’s sunrooms use patented technology to help their sunrooms withstand inclimate weather. The sunrooms use vinyl and 3-Ply or 4-Ply insulation with a high R-value to ensure the sunrooms are true home additions that can be used year-round.

A conservatory are similar to sunrooms, and they are built predominantly with windows. Conservatories are common in Europe.

LivingSpace offers four different types of sunrooms: the Cathedral Sunroom, the Studio Sunroom, the Integrated Sunroom, and the Specialized Sunroom. Further information on them can be found hereLivingSpace also offers a conservatory that can be found here.

LivingSpace Sunrooms is able to adjust your sunroom to fit the space you wish. It is suggested that you fully understand how the sunroom will be used before you build it. Think of another room in your home that serves a similar purpose to what you want for your sunroom.

The length of the construction period depends on the amount of customization requested in the sunroom. Designs are typically processed, permitted, delivered, and installed ten to twelve weeks after your finalization with our sales representatives.

We sell our sunrooms through our Premier Partnership dealers. These dealers are distributed throughout the United States and are trained by LivingSpace designers and engineers to ensure their excellent craftsmanship.

Find your dealer to schedule your design consultation here.

Request a quote here.

Yes. Our dealers are able to provide sunrooms with glass roofs through our elements package.

Your LivingSpace Sunroom is Warranted for Life. The warranty ensures that a problem with our product will be protected if it occurs within the warranty period. The warranty period begins once the sunroom is installed and the Lifetime Limited Warranty Registration Card is returned to LivingSpace Sunrooms, LLC. The warranty covers the vinyl framing lineals, windows, doors, roof panel system, and decking.

The Building
Process

A design consultation starts by going through important considerations to take when building your sunroom. The cost to cure a mistake is steep, so it is important to consider each detail at the onset. Our consultants will take you through our construction options and the materials used to build our home additions. You will be able to design your own sunroom on site. Our consultants will be able to lay out the costs based off your design. You can find your dealer to schedule your design consultation here.

Due to our custom design and manufacturing capabilities, a sunroom from LivingSpace can be built to nearly any dimension. We have constructed fully permitted sunrooms as large as 40’x80’, and could build even larger. Common wall sizes range from 12’ to 30’ long and 6’ to 8’ tall, but every sunroom is designed to meet each homeowner’s individual specifications.

Building permits are based on the location of the customer. LivingSpace’s sunrooms are built to code, and dealers are experienced with obtaining building permits for these circumstances.

LivingSpace has designers and engineers that are able to customize your sunroom to line up with your existing roof line. Furthermore, LivingSpace’s EcoGreen roof systems have an OSB exterior surface, which also allows the roof to be shingled to match the existing roof.

LivingSpace offers self-flashing skylights with high-efficiency glass to match the windows in your sunroom. Skylights are available for both EcoGreen and aluminum roof panels.

Yes, LivingSpace Sunrooms are able to be equipped with ceiling fans. For Cathedral style sunrooms, LivingSpace Sunrooms makes a furniture-grade wood veneer sleeve. The veneer is paintable and stainable, and LivingSpace is able to match it to almost any color needed. A mounting bracket connects the two sleeves together. A homeowner is able to mount a fan on this mounting bracket.  For Studio style sunrooms, fans can be mounted directly to the interior ceiling in pre-planned locations.

Yes, you can install gutters onto a LivingSpace sunroom. This can be done during construction, or it is simple to do afterwards.

LivingSpace
Quality

A sunroom has three basic building blocks: the floor, the walls, and the roof. LivingSpace Sunrooms uses vinyl and fiberglass throughout the sunroom structure because of its energy efficiency and strength. The wall is constructed through LivingSpace’s patented “Main Key” technology. The roof uses a “hurricane tube” backed with aluminum to ensure stability.

Aluminum is structurally sound and cost-effective, but it is not energy efficient. Aluminum is an excellent conductor of temperature heat. This means that owners of an aluminum sunroom will rely heavily on heating and cooling units. Vinyl-Fiberglass Composites are much more energy efficient while maintaining durability.

The construction of the LivingSpace sunroom gives it protection in inclement weather. The Main Key is made of amilan, which gives the sunroom increased protection from expansion and contraction during seasonal changes, and provides flexibility to allow it to withstand 150 mile per hour winds. The hurricane tube further secures the sunroom structure during hurricane-like conditions.

Yes, the LivingSpace sunroom is a all season PLUS sunroom designed to endure even the most inclement weather. The construction of a LivingSpace sunroom utilizes vinyl cladding, which gives it more efficient insulation.

LivingSpace uses insulated windows and insulated glass doors. The levels of insulation depends on the location of the sunroom. Insulated glass is created by combining two or more pieces of glass with a spacer. The spacer works to seal the glass pieces together. Space is created between the glass panes when this happens, creating a clear insulation barrier.

We design our All Season PLUS additions to be the best insulated sunrooms in the industry, so that they can be heated and cooled with minimal energy. With a non-thermally isolated room, your existing HVAC system may be all that’s needed to keep your sunroom perfectly conditioned. We also offer a standalone, compact heating/cooling unit known as a PTAC. These units are more than capable of keeping your sunroom at the ideal temperature, even in extreme climates.

We developed a patented fastening system and moisture weeping channels that form an impenetrable seal around your room and flow water to the outside. A sunroom from LivingSpace should never leak. Defects that lead to leaking rooms are both extremely rare and fully covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

While poorly insulated aluminum rooms struggle with frost buildup on the windows and structural posts, LivingSpace products are extremely well insulated and sealed against moisture, so you should never experience frost buildup.

Decorating
and Using
Sunroom

Yes, a LivingSpace sunroom with a glass roof will be usable in the summer. The glass used in LivingSpace’s glass roofs is insulated to reflect a majority of infrared heat, keeping your sunroom cool and usable throughout the summer.

We would not recommend painting your sunroom. We offer vinyl components in custom paint colors from the factory, made with specialty paints designed to bond with vinyl. Painting a finished vinyl sunroom outside of a controlled environment would likely be difficult, yield poor results, and may void the warranty against fading and cracking.

Any type of furniture can be put into a LivingSpace sunroom with correct planning. Working with the designers and engineers beforehand to determine the use of the sunroom will be an important factor dictating which furniture you can use in the room. 

Absolutely. Many sunroom owners decide to include a fireplace in the original build of their addition, often requiring only simple changes to the design.

Yes, sunrooms and conservatories can be used to enclose a pool. LivingSpace is able to completely customize your sunroom based on your plans. Other people have built sunrooms to utilize as a pool house for people to change, shower, or entertain friends and family.

LivingSpace’s sunrooms can be used for a variety of purposes. Plants thrive within a sunroom because of the sunlight exposure and window protectio

You can’t install a doggie door into a glass knee wall, but you can install a doggie door into a vinyl knee wall. Those who want a doggie door would need to ensure there is an appropriate section in the sunroom that would permit it.

Cost

Sunrooms can increase the resale value of your home. Homeowners who sell their homes say their sunroom helped their home sell much quicker. This is especially true with an energy efficient sunroom. A 2008 survey done by the National Association of Remodelers reported that sunrooms retain 92% value of a sunroom addition during home resale.

A higher home value generally correlates with an increased amount of property taxes. The property’s assessment by a county assessor will instigate higher taxes. These assessments take quality and location into consideration amongst other variables. Assessors will offer an assessment rate to the home based on the increase value seen by the sunroom. Most states have a maximum allowable increase on property taxes, regardless of the amount of improvements done to the home.  Your tax rate is usually locked until a transfer of the deed, so your taxes are unlikely to increase much at all during your ownership of the home.

The cost of each sunroom is largely dependent on the customization of the sunroom. Each project’s pricing depends on the details, including the size of the room and the amount of glass required. Consequently, each sunroom is uniquely priced. The best way to determine the cost of your sunroom is to get a quote from one of our dealers.You can find your dealer to schedule your design consultation here.

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