After a crazy winter where freezing weather was interspersed with temperatures associated with summertime, you may be looking ahead to consistently warmer weather where you can enjoy long days and nights with the windows open in your sunroom. Now, before the season starts, is a good time to examine the room and arrange for any needed sunroom repairs.
Whether your sunroom was a new addition to your home or a converted porch or deck, there are several things you should attend to before small problems become large and more costly.
Throughout the year, wind and weather can wreak havoc on glass enclosures and you may find yourself plagued with leaks, damaged shingles or siding, or compromised glass. DIY repairs are seldom enough to ensure that you have undone the damage from heavy snow, driving rain or hail, or windstorms.
Leaks At The Joints, Roof, Or Roof Line
As sunrooms age, you may experience leaking around the joints, especially where the building joins the house, at the roof line, or where the floor meets the ground. Newer constructs have airtight connectors that reduce or eliminate leakage, but on older units, you may see or feel evidence of water or air leaks. Previous owners may have caulked around seams to prevent leaks, but the only long-lasting remedy may be to professionally rebuild parts of the structure, or at least replace damaged siding or roofing materials.
Condensation On The Glass, Summer Or Winter
Having some condensation on the inside or outside of your windows can be a problem with sunrooms that are heated for four season use; the risk is that excessive condensation can lead to mold in many areas of the country. The best way to prevent this is to construct the sunroom with a wall system that includes a thermal break of nonconductive material that prevents heat and cold transfer between the indoors and outdoors. In addition, the window systems should be at least double pane with argon or krypton between the panels.
If your four season addition is experiencing condensation, call professionals to evaluate your room and recommend whether you need to replace the windows, add additional insulation, or reconstruct part of it to incorporate a thermal break.
Clouded, Cracked, Or Broken Glass
Whether it has skylights, a partially glass roof, or large side windows, you want the glass to be tempered safety glass or even a laminated glass protected by a plastic film in case of breakage.
Most sunrooms are fitted with safety glass, but when you have cloudy glass, cracks, or condensation, upgrading your windows, sliders, and skylights with products that offer improved solar protection and better insulation can make your room more comfortable, as well as safer and more beautiful.
Electrical, Heating, Or Cooling Problems
Whether you plan to use your sunroom three seasons or on your round, your enjoyment depends on you having proper illumination, as well as functional HVAC. By upgrading the electrical or HVAC equipment, you can extend the use of your home addition with upgrades that meet codes.
Your Source For Sunroom Repairs
When you have leaks, condensation, or glass that needs repair, replacement, or upgrading, Simply The Best Conservatories, in NJ, offers repairs, as well as construction of new sunrooms, conservatories, pool houses, and more to the tri-state area.
Our comprehensive services include:
- AC Units
- Fogged Glass
- Glass Replacement
- Hail Damage
- Leak Repair
- Rotting Siding
- Service Work
- Solar Screens
- Structural Damage
- Structure Separation
Make your sunroom and conservatory all it can be by entrusting repairs and maintenance to Simply The Best Conservatories. To schedule a service call, call us at 877.607.0077 or complete a request on our website.