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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.

October 27, 2009

Brady-Built Sunrooms Receives Highest Rating from Better Business Bureau

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Auburn, Mass. Brady-Built Sunrooms has been awarded an A+ BBB Rating by the Better Business Bureau, according to Robert Wironen, general manager of Marvic, Inc. the custom year-round sunroom and conservatory builder doing business as Brady-Built Sunrooms. A+ is the highest business evaluation rating awarded by the national business and consumer advocacy group.

“It’s quite an honor to receive an A+ BBB Rating,” stated Wironen. “It indicates that we take customer satisfaction very seriously.” According to Wironen, Brady-Built has been a BBB-accredited company for ten years, meaning that it has met a set of rigorous standards for ethical practices and consumer satisfaction for over a decade.

According to the Better Business Bureau, not every company can receive accreditation. Companies that apply for accreditation must submit to a comprehensive review process and meet a number of qualifications, including building and maintaining a positive track record in the marketplace, advertising honestly, providing clear and transparent business and guarantee policies, honoring all promises, and responding quickly and positively to all inquiries and issues.

“We take a lot of pride in the design, quality construction, and professional installation of all our sunrooms and conservatories,” added Wironen. “We’re a big believer in complete customer satisfaction and it shows in our A+ BBB Rating.”

The company has been designing and manufacturing custom Brady-Built sunrooms and conservatories in its environmentally-controlled Auburn, Massachusetts manufacturing facility for almost thirty years. Unlike many of its competitors, Brady-Built sunrooms are manufactured in a factory and then delivered fully-built for installation, ensuring a weather-tight fit and fast, efficient installation. All Brady-Built products come with an easy-to-understand, comprehensive 25-year warranty.

September 7, 2009

Four Seasons of Sun: Glass vs. Lexan

As summer enters its last throes, the days are getting shorter and the nights a bit more chilly. Here at Brady-Built Sunrooms, we continue our work to bring the best and highest quality sunrooms to you. We have a series of articles written by our Registered Architect, Robert Wironen, whose knowledge and experience will help guide you through some of the complexities faced when choosing a sunroom. We hope you enjoy these articles and gain helpful information.

Below is the first article addressing the choice of Lexan and Glass in your sunroom. While both have their advantages and disadvantages, Bob breaks down why some manufacturers do not measure up to Brady-Built quality.

Polycarbonate which is commonly known by GE’s brand name, Lexan is an extremely tough plastic that has been used in many applications from helmets to car headlights to bullet proof glazing to eyeglass lenses. The characteristics that make it so well suited for the applications I mentioned are also one of its weaknesses. (more…)

September 2, 2009

Brady-Built of New England Changes Name to Reflect Growing Business


For more information, contact:

Robert Wironen, General Manager

508-798-2600, ext. 31

Brady-Built of New England Changes Name to Reflect Growing Business

Auburn, Mass. Brady-Built of New England has changed its name to Brady-Built Sunrooms to reflect the growth of its business into regions outside New England. According to Robert Wironen, General Manager of custom year-round sunrooms and conservatories builder, Marvic, Inc., doing business as Brady-Built Sunrooms, the company has grown over the past several years and increased its sales in a number of states outside New England, including New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Michigan.

“Our custom-built sunrooms and conservatories are all designed to withstand the rigors of New England weather,” says Wironen. “So it stands to reason that they’d be popular in other areas of the country with similarly harsh conditions.”  According to Wironen what makes Brady-Built sunrooms and conservatories so popular is their quality design and construction. “Unlike many of our competitors, we build every sunroom right here in our own environmentally-controlled factory,” adds Wironen. “And we’re the only manufacturer that uses structural silicone glazing so that there is a permanent weather-tight seal between the glass and the sunroom frame, unlike our competition’s.”

For more information about Brady-Built sunrooms and conservatories, and to arrange a factory tour and demonstration, call 508-798-2600 or 1-877-77-BRADY,

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