DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Windows and Doors > laminated panels to replace glass in sunroom?




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-22-2011, 04:03 PM  
pepar
Junior Member
 
pepar's Avatar
registry_dropdown_22598_57172
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 4
Default laminated panels to replace glass in sunroom?

We have a 20-yr old four seasons sunroom with some of the original glass panels. While the roof does not leak, the panels "failed" a long time ago and provide no R-value, don't block UV and look like #$%^& to boot.

I contacted the manufacturer about replacing the glass panels with laminated foam panels and was told yes ... and they were a "little" less expensive than the glass.

That sounded bogus (and self-serving) to me and I decided to research it on my own. Sooo, here I am!

Should I not be able to purchase aluminum/foam laminated panels for a fraction of the cost of their "special" glass?

TIA!

Jeff


pepar is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 08:55 PM  
joecaption
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_21184_57178
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,501
Liked 83 Times on 68 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Well since no one here can see what you have it's hard to say.
Why would you want to remove windows and have solid panels? No light, no view.


joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 09:48 PM  
pepar
Junior Member
 
pepar's Avatar
registry_dropdown_22598_57181
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
Well since no one here can see what you have it's hard to say.
Why would you want to remove windows and have solid panels? No light, no view.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pepar
While the roof does not leak, the panels "failed" a long time ago and provide no R-value, don't block UV and look like #$%^& to boot.
I.e., the seals failed and moisture has leaked in and deteriorated the formerly chemically treated poly film that was suspended in between the two panes of glass (they are Four Seasons Heat Mirror glass panels). So they need replaced. We don't need light coming in the roof and I expect that laminated panels will cost a fraction of what Four Seasons charges for the glass.

Jeff
pepar is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 10:29 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
registry_dropdown_20526_57231
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 13,190
Liked 1308 Times on 1151 Posts
Likes Given: 2214

Default

Up hear the local window repair company offer a few solutions.
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 08:06 AM  
pepar
Junior Member
 
pepar's Avatar
registry_dropdown_22598_57237
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nealtw View Post
Up hear the local window repair company offer a few solutions.
Thanks, I never thought of that. I wonder if they would be able to supply solid panels laminated from aluminum and foam?

Jeff
pepar is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 05:12 AM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
registry_dropdown_391_57273
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,243
Liked 180 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 450

Default Umm

I can find those at my local greenhouse supply store. They sell many different types of reflective, and plexiglass panels also.
Good luck.
__________________
Just My
Made in the
inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 06:01 AM  
pepar
Junior Member
 
pepar's Avatar
registry_dropdown_22598_57276
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 4
Default

Tomorrow morning there is someone from a local glass company coming to take a look, and I have spoken to both a CA online sunroom company (sunroom.com) and a local glass supplier. All three of them seem to know about replacing panels in Four Seasons sunrooms and using baked enamel aluminum over foam laminated panels.

Thanks,
Jeff


pepar is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Trying to replace Fixed top Pane of Overhung window...glass people think im crazy caper Windows and Doors 2 04-22-2010 05:52 AM
Sunroom remodel brasilmom General Home Improvement Discussion 4 01-05-2009 07:31 PM
Sunroom cardiff General Home Improvement Discussion 6 11-14-2007 11:34 AM
How do I do laminated on stairs that are 2x8? dannieboiz Flooring 2 04-10-2007 12:06 PM
Replace Apartment Window Glass liudal Windows and Doors 0 09-12-2006 07:49 AM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS