posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 07:28 PM
( I am posting to the Education and Media forum, because I believe the information below is educational in content in that it attempts to preventing
people being scammed my unscrupulous pre-fab building internet sites. Mod can certainly move as appropriate.)
Think twice before purchasing a plastic porch sunhouse in New England.
A small, 10x6 sunhouse makes a nice little addition to your home.
Most come as a kit, purchased through the internet. They are cool looking, light, relatively easy to assemble. However, they cannot take New England
weather (specifically, MA,NH,VT,ME)
I have had sprinklers that worked worse than what happens inside one of these in a Nor'Easter.When the snow comes, if you do not keep up with it with
a roof trowel, then well, your nice little room becomes a walk-in freezer, complete with ice.
After having spent hours with a caulk gun and silicone, mine still leaks like a siv. The wind and rain get under the seal straps that hold the
plexiglass panels to the frame, and the ice? , well it just pops them off.
I finally went out and purchased a roll-up awning that I cover it completely with in inclement weather.
The last Nor'Easter took that away in about a half an hour. (bad bungy work, I guess).
I do not want to mention the manufacturer, and I do not think they can be completely singled out, since there are a few of them.
So, the moral of the story is DONT, and if you want a nice 10x6 sunhouse off the side of your house,
or on the porch.... have a real, wood framed sunhouse built, or if so inclined, do it yourself.
Next year, I am tearing this thing down. It has been up for 3 years now, and I just cannot take it anymore.
A good $3k that would have been a great down payment on something done right.
I hope this saves someone the money and aggrivation.