Quality sunrooms, screen rooms, porch, patio enclosures, patio rooms, carports, decks and do it yourself kits from The Leisure Store Inc.
The add-a-room screen room, patio room is a three-sided screen room that is installed on a deck or patio and attached to your home, cottage or trailer. The screen room can be purchased with either a soft vinyl or insulated aluminium roof. The add-a-room provides protection from the sun, rain and bugs and will allow you to obtain greater enjoyment from the outdoors during the summer. There are many different colors, standard sizes and heights. Custom size screen rooms are also available.
The following is a description of the Soft Vinyl Roof Patio Enclosure.
The screen room frames are made of strong fully extruded aluminium 1 5/16" by 11/16". The frames are baked, powder coating painted and available in several colours. The screen room frames are fully screened in fibreglass screening that has 18 x 16 threading per square inch. The screen room frames have aluminium cross bar support to enhance the strength of the frame. The cross bars are painted in a manner similar to the frames themselves. Each screen room frame is pre-joined to the next one using a 1" flexible vinyl hinge. One screen door is provided, which slides on nylon wheels in a rigid plastic track. The wheels are set in a stainless steel bracket.
The screen room frames are either 22" or 44" wide depending on the size of screen room, patio room ordered. Normal screen room frame height is 74" and an optional 83" high screen frame is available.
The standard height at the high point of the screen room, patio room is 8' with 74" high screen frames. This height can vary from 88" to 116" depending on the options ordered.
The soft vinyl roof has a roof support structure, which results in a tight fitting roof that is resistant to bug entry and when installed properly will result in good water run-off and less tendency for the pooling of water on the roof.
The soft vinyl roof, made of 13 ounce, 1000 denier, 3- ply flat stitch re-enforced polished vinyl has sun-block and is mildew resistant. It is easier to install and remove each season than older style screen room, patio room roofs. It should be noted that since this roof is constructed of soft vinyl it is not designed to carry a snow load and must be removed in the winter. Where the screen room, patio room is installed under a home roof, it is necessary to have an eaves-trough on the house so that significant amounts of water are not dumped on the screen room, patio room roof from the house.
An aluminium track, is installed on the home or trailer and white baked, powder coating painted aluminium extrusions, are mounted on the top of the screen frames. The extrusions that fit over the top of the screen frames reduce screen frame movement in wind as well as providing support for the roof. Aluminium castings, mounted both on the track and the front extrusion support, function as rafter hangers. The 1 ¾" square roof rafters, which are inserted in the rafter hangers will not bend in normal wind and provide a solid support structure for the roof.
The soft vinyl roof has a pocket into which a 3/8" rod is inserted while the roof is on the ground and this rod with the roof is then placed in the track and special clips are then tightened, with bolts provided, to hold the roof in place in the track (there is no need to pull a bead on the roof through a slot in the track in order to install the roof).The vertical portion of the gable ends is then attached to the house or trailer using the short tracks provided. All three exterior sides of the roof are secured to the extrusion system using tie wraps, which allow you to obtain optimal tightness in the roof.
A valance, which is an integral part of the roof, results in no visible grommet holes on the exterior. A gutter option is also available with a slightly different valence configuration. Where the screen room, patio room is installed under a home roof, an eaves-trough must be installed on the house to avoid significant amounts of water being dumped on the screen room, patio room roof from the house.
Removing the roof is a simple job of cutting the tie wraps on all three sides of the screen room and releasing the finger clips which holds the roof into the track. The finger clips can be released by loosening a nut on each clip. The vertical portion of the gable ends is released by removing the short track on each end. Then the roof can then be pulled off, washed with a mild soap, rinsed and dried thoroughly and folded up for the winter. Since the room is not designed to support a snow load, the manufacturer recommends it be removed for the winter. Re-installing the roof the following spring should take less than an hour.
All parts in the kit are made of rust resistant aluminium except for the soft vinyl hinge connecting the screen frames, the wheel assembly, and tracks for the sliding door and the soft vinyl roof.