Verandas: what are they?

Verandas: what are they?

The verandas are structures leaning against the wall complete with columns or pillars supporting the sloping part (in a nutshell they are pergolas equipped with perimeter closures).

To prevent it from becoming an extension of the living space, the legislation restricts the use of materials that can be used to close the perimeter and cover of the veranda sunroom additions in Cedar Falls, IA

  • Perimeter closures allowed for verandas

Grating with open holes;

Wind breakers, sight guards with alternating non-watertight strips;

Curtains with transparent or opaque PVC that can be opened, manually or motorized;

Removable cotton or PVC sheets.

  • Perimeter closures not allowed for verandas

Walls of any material;

Sliding or tilting windows;

Watertight gratings or sight guards.

Materials for verandas: selection guide

The materials we use in the construction of outdoor verandas are generally of three types: wood and aluminum . All three of these materials have advantages and disadvantages that must be carefully considered before proceeding with the construction of the structure.

Laminated wood verandas : a wooden skeleton has countless advantages, ranging from the aesthetic / visual aspect to the quality of the material , especially if carefully selected from suppliers who care about environmental sustainability. Furthermore, thanks to special treatments with non-polluting water-based paints , we make the wood particularly resistant to wear and tear from atmospheric agents. Clearly, a glulam veranda requires periodic maintenance that an aluminum veranda, for example, does not require.

Aluminum verandas : as advantages it boasts lightness and modern style . It does not require  any maintenance over time . On the other hand , due to its lightness, it has limits of capacity and therefore manufacturing, linked to the weight it can bear.

What are the best patio covers?

Once the structure of the external veranda has been built, it is necessary to cover it with materials that first of all ensure its waterproof and possibly thermal insulation and protect it from bad weather.

However, it should be remembered that, to comply with current legislation, only verandas with removable covers can be created . This is why we usually make veranda covers with retractable PVC curtains.