What is a sunroom?
The concept of the sunroom began decades ago with the earliest homemade attempts using wood posts and stapled screens to enclose front or back porches to keep out bugs. We offer products exclusively from TEMO—and, over the years, TEMO’s technology has taken the screened-in porch idea, added advanced thermal window and roof systems and created an engineering marvel in what is known as today’s contemporary sunroom.
Why should I choose a sunroom over a standard room addition?
Each type of room has its own specific purpose and you should first determine how you want to use your space. A standard room addition (studs, drywall, standard roof, windows, integrated permanent heating/cooling systems) is designed to meet certain codes as a year-round, permanent living space, like a kitchen or a bedroom.
A sunroom is designed as an additional room on your house that protects you from weather and insects during the times you would want to be outdoors. It offers incredible flexibility to enjoy many activities, such as soaking in a spa, entertaining, exercising, working, relaxing and so much more. It is designed with wall-to-wall windows that provide panoramic views and protection from wind and weather.
What size are TEMO sunrooms?
The beauty of a TEMO sunroom is that it is custom built to fit your home and needs. You can create a cozy sitting area or something large enough to cover a built-in pool. Some of the more popular sizes are: 12’ x 20’, 12’ x 12’, 16’ x 20’, 10’ x 14’, 10’ x 12’, 10’ x 8’, 8’ x 12’, and 12’ x 15’.
Can I add skylights? Do they really add more light and do they leak?
Yes, skylights are an option (as well as overhead ceiling fans and custom lights)! A skylight adds to the beauty and enjoyment of your TEMO sunroom by allowing additional sunlight into key areas. Our installers ensure proper installation to guarantee against leaks.
Can I use a spa in my TEMO sunroom?
We highly recommend it! A sunroom with a spa is a perfect way to increase your enjoyment of your sunroom. Imagine soaking away stress at the end of a busy workday, or enjoying the company of family or friends on a summer night or crisp fall afternoon.
Spas are best installed at the time of original installation of the sunroom. In addition, you’ll want to consider the electrical needs for the spa during the sunroom’s installation. However, a spa can be added after your room is installed, but requires dismantling a portion of your room. Only a TEMO-authorized dealer, such as U.S. Patio Systems, should handle this process.
Can you provide a cost per square foot?
Prices vary according to each custom project since square footage is not the only determining factor in the cost of your sunroom.
What is the warranty on TEMO products?
TEMO’s high-quality sunrooms are backed with a Lifetime Warranty. Our warranty is unique in the industry, compared to other warranties of 10, 15 or 20 years. Our lifetime warranty means YOUR lifetime. In addition, our warranty is transferable to another homeowner should you sell your home. This is a tangible plus on resale.
What type of glass is used in the windows in a TEMO sunroom?
The most defining feature of your sunroom is its windows. That’s why TEMO pays particular attention to making the highest quality sunroom windows. We manufacturer our own window systems, as opposed to using “stock” windows purchased elsewhere. Our window systems feature TEMO’s tempered HPG 2000 glass– four times stronger than annealed glass.
How will my TEMO sunroom stand up to severe weather and snow?
Like a champ! TEMO sunrooms have been designed and developed by our engineering department who has consistently provided industry-leading innovations in sunroom design for more than 30 years. We manufacturer all our products on site to ensure superior quality control over every aspect of the room from the skeletal structure, to the windows and walls, the roof and all other details of the room.
How long will it take to build my TEMO sunroom?
Most homeowners are surprised to learn that their TEMO sunroom can be installed in just 1-2 days on an approved foundation. Our unique pre-manufactured panel system that is custom built for you in the factory make on-site installation fast and simple.
Before your room is installed, the team at U.S. Patio Systems will work with you to design the room and plan the project, handling all the details for you. Your sunroom installation process includes: obtaining permits and scheduling the phases of installation (foundation, if required, and room). How quickly installation can be arranged varies depending on our installation schedule, weather and other factors.