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November 17, 2009

Addition

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A new structure that is to be added on to the existing structure.  Additions are often new rooms such as a family room or a conservatory or an expansion of an existing room.  Most states require a building permit for additions.

Aluminum Extrusion

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A structural or trim piece that is manufactured by forcing aluminum through a die.  Extruded aluminum is commonly used for the frame on many sunrooms and is used by Brady-Built for the exterior weathering surface of their sunrooms, making it possible to have the maintenance free qualities of aluminum on the outside and the beauty of wood on the inside.

Aluminum-clad

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A thin covering of sheet aluminum used to protect the exterior many wood products.

Anodized Aluminum

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A technique for applying a thin but durable coating on aluminum.  Anodizing is similar to the electroplating process that is often used to coat steel and other metals.  The colors available and the color saturation is limited for anodized finishes.

Argon

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A Noble (inert) gas designated by the symbol Ar.  It is often used between lites of glass in an insulating glass unit to improve the units insulating qualities.  Argon is colorless, odorless and harmless to humans.

Awning window

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Window that hinges at the top and opens outward from the bottom like an awning. Typically wider than tall.

AZEK® Trim

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Low-maintenance, and durable cornice or other exterior trim made from a cellular PVC material that’s impervious to insects and moisture.

November 16, 2009

Back-Fill

Filed under: Glossary — Sunrooms by Brady @ 5:20 pm

When a hole is dug for a foundation more material is removed than is necessary for the foundation itself so that there is room for workers and equipment.  Once the foundation is complete the soil must be placed back into the hole.  This is called back-filling.  Most often, simply pushing the soil back into the hole is unacceptable because over time it will settle, leaving a depression.  To avoid this, the soil is replaced in layers (called lifts) and compacted with vibrating machines or heavy rollers.  Often water is used to augment the process

Beam Helmet

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In a Brady-Built Sunroom, the fixed glass is installed using a structural silicone technique that virtually eliminates any chance of moisture leakage.  As with most things that Brady-Built does, perfection is our goal.  The beam helmet is a secondary defense against moisture getting into the sunroom.  The beam helmet creates a gutter =under the edge of the glass that directs any water through these channels to a weep hole on the outside of the room at the bottom of the glass area.

Brickmould

Filed under: Glossary — Sunrooms by Brady @ 5:18 pm

Exterior trim (or casing) around a window or door that covers the gap between the window or door frame and the masonry opening. In some cases, siding is installed up to the edge of the brickmould

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