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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I have some patches of black mold (mould) on the finished surface of the drywall in my sunroom ceiling. It is a cathedral ceiling: behind the drywall is vapour barrier, about 6" of fibreglass insulation, then the roof -- no attic. I cut away one of the moldy patches of drywall. There is no...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hi everyone! Recent home buyer. We purchased a home with an old school sunroom kit attachment, and there is a leak likely starting where the sunroom connects to the house. I am looking for the best options to seal this and make it watertight. You can see in the pictures that the gap is quite...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello DIY community, We purchased an old house with an attached sunroom. It's roof is constructed with aluminum panels approx. 3 feet wide that span the length of the room. We currently have leaks where the seams meet each other as well as where the panels meet the house. Previous attempts...
  4. Carpentry
    I have quite a few deck questions so might do a Pt. 2 to this post to share more pictures. Pictures attached are for a 3-year old deck and attached 3 season room. One pictures shows header. Believe that nails should be staggered. Unsure if correct fasteners and spacing was used i.e. should...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello all! I am a taking on a project to create a garden shed/sunroom. It will be an independent structure, and I am using as many recycled products as I can. So far, I intend it to be 12'x14', with two entrances each facing north and south. A single man-door on the facing north, and french...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    My wife and I just moved into our house as first time home buyers (house repair beginners) about 4 weeks ago. We just started getting rain from Irma and our sun room just started to leak. It appears to be leaking from in between the sunroom roof joints. I'm going to list photos in case anyone...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, First time posting on the site. Thanks in advance. I am remodeling my sunroom and wanted to ask the experts on this site. I want to vault the ceiling in the sunroom. The sunroom is a converted porch (converted before I bought the house). The second floor does not extend onto the roof of...
  8. Remodeling
    We are building a sunspace 12x12' living room addition. We would like to actively move the passive solar heat gain into the living room when available and move house heat into the sun space when necessary. Is there a reversing wall insertable 4"-6" thermostat (PLC) controlled fan available on...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi, I just bought a new home that has a screened in sun room / 3 season room. I am looking forward to using the room, but it gets really dirty pretty quickly. 1) There is a gap between the floor and the siding, which allows leaves, dirt, and debris to gather inside. What options do I have to...
  10. Building & Construction
    We have 3 walls (like a U shaped) and we got permits to build a sunroom by adding front wall/roof. Contractor is using MetalUSA pre-fab materials. One of the existing walls has a window. The edge of the roof of Sunroom will cross the frame of the window. Is that a issue? Thanks
  11. Building & Construction
    Have an existing screen porch and want to add windows, heat/ac to the room. Exterior is 1/3 stone, and the rest cedar and window/door area. I can easily expose the interior rafters/joists and 2x6's of the walls. So what is the best way to insulate ceiling and walls? Can I do this from the...
  12. Building & Construction
    The sunroom on my house was there when I bought it. I think it is a Four Seasons brand, but am not sure. It is aluminum frame construction with glass windows except for the curved pieces which are plexiglass or Lexan. The plexiglass is now all broken up due to age. Does anyone know how to...
  13. Pest Control
    I have a sunroom on the back of my house that has gotten a fly infestation. It started in late October and has continued to the present. Everyday I have to go out to it and kill at least 5 flys. They congregate where ever the sun is shining obviously for the warmth. There is no garbage out there...
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