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June 7, 2012

What does low e mean and how does it make glass better?

Filed under: Glass — Tags: , , , , , , , — Sunrooms by Brady @ 2:09 pm

Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with all the specific terms and phrases if you aren’t involved in the industry personally. That’s why we want to give you the chance to learn about the products we use and why! Today we explain low e glass and its benefits.

Windows are obviously a very important part of sunrooms!“Low e” is short for “low emissivity” or if you want to get even more accurate, “low thermal emissivity”. Reflectivity is inversely related to emissivity. All materials have a value for reflectivity and emissivity. For instance, a red brick has an emissivity of 0.9 and a reflectance of 0.1. Glass is naturally a high emissivity material with a low reflectance value (when viewed at a 90 degree angle). (more…)

March 4, 2012

Why we use southern yellow pine

Filed under: Sunrooms — Tags: , , — Sunrooms by Brady @ 12:00 pm

Southern yellow pine is simply an outstanding building material offering a variety of advantages over other woods and manmade materials, starting with the unique combination of good looks and superior performance.

Structurally, southern yellow pine is the best lumber available for lamination.  It’s more durable, flexible, and versatile than any other wood – it even outperforms aluminum and vinyl. Wood offers better insulating properties, too, without any special treatment.

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November 10, 2009

Don’t Put Your Construction on Ice During Winter

Filed under: Tips — Tags: , , , , — Sunrooms by Brady @ 10:32 am

There is a common misconception that it is not safe or it is too expensive to dig and pour concrete foundations in the winter time. This belief, though probably true at one time, is no longer valid. Particularly when adding onto an existing heated structure. (more…)

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