07:07AM | 05/07/03
Member Since: 04/28/03
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Well, I have some estimates on what it would take to put a 3 season room on my house. It seems that all the companies in this area (NW Illinois) use primarily aluminum and all glass structures that attach to the house via a u-type channel. Is this sturdy? Will it last long? Will it last as long as a wood/glass attachment? Any comments out there from anyone who has had a sunroom? Pros/cons of going with this type of contruction? A few companies said that they attach the sunroom via this "u-channel" and that leakage from rain, etc. isn't an issue because of how the "u-channel" is constructed (it lets water out like a j-channel?). They also caulk it to prevent water getting in. Does that sound right? Would I need a j-channel or something else to prevent possible leaks where the sunroom is attached. I don't want water coming into the main house (or sunroom).

Sorry for so many questions but I'm trying to do my homework on this one, and I'm not sure where else to go to get honest and candid answers. If anyone out there has experience with sunrooms, I really would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!!!



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