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Sunrooms are more than an extension of your home

They're a portal to year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. Core Contracting, located in St John’s, will help you with finding the perfect versatile sunroom solution in Canada, where the climate can be as diverse as its landscapes.

From sleek contemporary designs to charming traditional styles, there's a sunroom to suit every taste and architectural aesthetic. With features like insulated glass, climate control options, and customizable layouts, modern sunrooms offer a seamless blend of functionality and beauty, transforming your home into a sanctuary for relaxation.

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Core Contracting is a family company bringing you Quality Homes, Renovations, Interior Design and Kitchens. With over 35 years experience in custom home building in Newfoundland, our team will design, manage and build your home project from the ground up.

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Featured Projects

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Diamond Marsh 2-Story Home

Hotel Bed 5 Streamline Icon: 3 Bed
Bath Tub Streamline Icon: 2.5 Bath
Ruler Streamline Icon: 2000 sq ft.

Galway - Model Home TL-09

Hotel Bed 5 Streamline Icon: 2 Bed
Bath Tub Streamline Icon: 2 Bath
Tag Streamline Icon: $458,900

CR-17 Galway

Hotel Bed 5 Streamline Icon: 2 Bed
Bath Tub Streamline Icon: 2 Bath
Ruler Streamline Icon: 2968 sq ft.

Chris built a house for me in the Goulds and provided a turnkey solution. He was great to deal with and the end product was on time and on budget. We were very pleased with his professional services.

Roy Brophy

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Larger 2 Storey

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Sunroom FAQ's

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Sunrooms and solariums differ both in design and function. Sunrooms typically have more windows and are designed to maximize natural light while providing shelter from the elements. They often feature insulated glass panels and can be used year-round. On the other hand, solariums are characterized by their full-glass walls and roofs, offering an immersive outdoor experience. They are often used as greenhouse-like spaces for plants or as relaxation areas.

In Canada, there are various types of sunroom products to choose from. These include traditional conservatories, which feature a classic design with glass walls and roofs. Another option is a contemporary solarium, which boasts floor-to-ceiling glass for maximum sunlight exposure. Additionally, there are screened-in porches or patio enclosures, which offer protection from bugs and debris while still allowing fresh air to flow through. Finally, there are modular sunrooms, which are prefabricated and can be customized to fit your space and design preferences.

When selecting windows for a sunroom in Canada, several factors should be taken into account.

  • consider the climate and weather conditions in your area, as windows should provide adequate insulation to keep the space comfortable year-round.

  • opt for energy-efficient windows with low-E coatings and insulated glass to minimize heat loss and reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • consider the orientation of the sunroom and choose windows that allow for optimal sunlight exposure while preventing glare and UV damage.

  • prioritize durability and easy maintenance, selecting windows that are resistant to condensation, moisture, and extreme temperatures.

The installation process for a sunroom in Canada typically begins with a consultation with a professional contractor or sunroom provider. With Core Contracting, there is the initial stage where your specific needs, preferences, and budget will be discussed, and a design plan will be created. Once the design is finalized, our installation team will prepare the site, including any necessary foundation work or modifications to existing structures.

Next, the framework and walls of the sunroom will be assembled, followed by the installation of windows, doors, and roofing materials. Finally, finishing touches such as insulation, electrical wiring, and flooring will be completed, and the sunroom will undergo thorough inspection to ensure quality and compliance with building codes. 

Yes. During the colder months, it's important to ensure that the sunroom is properly insulated to retain heat and keep the space comfortable. Adding heating options such as space heaters or radiant floor heating can help maintain a cozy temperature. Additionally, sealing any drafts and using thermal curtains or blinds can further improve insulation. In the summer, adequate ventilation is essential to prevent overheating, so consider installing ceiling fans or opening windows and doors to promote airflow.

It's also important to protect the sunroom from excessive sunlight and UV exposure, so consider using shades, blinds, or UV-blocking window films to prevent glare and protect furnishings from fading.

Yes, a sunroom can indeed be a cost-effective addition to a home in Canada, providing numerous benefits that may outweigh the initial investment. They have the possibility to increase the overall value of a home, making it more attractive to potential buyers and potentially resulting in a higher resale value. Additionally, sunrooms can serve multiple functions, such as a relaxing retreat, a home office, or a greenhouse, which can reduce the need for expensive renovations or additions elsewhere in the home.

Furthermore, sunrooms offer an effective method for reducing energy costs through enhanced insulation and natural light, lessening the dependence on artificial heating and lighting sources.

Several key features should be considered when you're looking for a quality sunroom. Firstly, you have to pay attention to the materials that are used and focus on the high-quality materials such as insulated glass panels, durable framing materials (such as aluminum or vinyl), and weather-resistant roofing materials.

Consider features like energy-efficient windows and doors, which can help maintain comfortable temperatures year-round and reduce heating and cooling costs. 

Common issues with sunroom roofs include :

  • Leaks
    They can occur due to damaged seals or improper installation, leading to water damage.

  • Condensation
    It arises from temperature differentials, fostering mold growth. 

  • Structural damage
    Structural damage may result from inadequate support or harsh weather.

  • Thermal inefficiency
    Thermal inefficiency stems from insufficient insulation. 

To address these issues, regular maintenance and inspection are essential to identify and repair any damage or deterioration promptly.

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