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November 10, 2010

Laminated Wood vs Aluminum

Why Laminated Wood?

When considering the purchase of a sunroom, there are many decisions to make.  What the sunroom’s structure is made from is one of the most important from a practical as well as an aesthetic perspective.

Extruded vinyl or aluminum are commonly used to build the frames for sunrooms.  Both materials are very resistant to rot and require little maintenance but have the look and feel of a poor quality product.  Furthermore, sunroom built from vinyl or aluminum are “stick” built on-site with very little control over quality due to the variability of the skills between one technician and another.

Laminated wood sunrooms offer several advantages.  There is little doubt that wood looks “warmer and richer” than either of it’s competitors.  In fact, wood is literally warmer because it is a much better thermal insulator than either aluminum or vinyl.  The color and grain patterns in wood are beautiful.  Laminating wood to form the beams takes advantage of the beauty of the wood and enhances its structural qualities.  Sawn timber beams are weakened by knots and other natural variations in the wood.  When wood is cut into thin laminations and then glued together to make up a full thickness beam, the knots and other “defects” are limited to only the thickness of each lamination.  Since the natural flaws don’t line up from layer to layer, the effective strength of the beam is not impacted.

To protect the beautiful wood from the elements, the exterior surfaces of laminated wood sunrooms are clad in aluminum extrusions.  This technique offers all of the advantages of wood and aluminum.

Since wood is an easily machined material, it makes customizing the sunroom easy.  Manufacturers of aluminum and vinyl sunrooms will not customize their rooms to fit special customer requirements.  Building sunrooms from laminated wood makes customization a natural benefit.

June 10, 2009

Brady-Built Sunrooms Joins National Sunroom Association

Filed under: Business News — Tags: — Sunrooms by Brady @ 5:15 pm
  • January 13, 2009
  • Media Contact: Kevin Kieler, 508-798-2600

Massachusetts’ Brady-Built Sunrooms Joins National Sunroom Association —
Company’s expansion outside of New England cited

Auburn, Mass
Brady-Built Sunrooms just wrapped up another very good year and continues its expansion into new markets outside of New England. With this expansion, the company has a need to keep abreast of changes in various state building codes and have an opportunity to affect changes in the codes that will influence the business of building sunrooms. The National Sunroom Association (NSA) is an organization whose membership includes sunroom manufacturers and distributors across the USA and Canada. In joining this group, Brady plans to take an active role in helping to shape industry and government policy with respect to the design, manufacture and installation of sunrooms.

Brady-Built, based just outside of Worcester, MA has always worked to achieve maximum customer service and satisfaction. Their custom-built sunrooms, four season rooms and other made-to-order rooms are constructed in an environmentally controlled factory and delivered to the installation site complete.

Brady-Built Sunrooms has been manufacturing custom sunrooms, conservatories, four season rooms and other custom built rooms for thirty years. Their skilled craftsmen and glaziers take great pride in creating the world’s finest sunrooms and guarantee the quality and experience of their rooms.

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