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An exterior renovation isn’t something that most people decide on a whim. We respect that you likely have a lot of questions and concerns regarding your upcoming project.

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked. If you have a more specific need, please get in touch– we would be happy to help.[/x_columnize][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” id=”general” class=”margin-top: 0 !important;”]General[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]What is the difference between tempered and untempered glass?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Tempered glass has been heat-treated and is more durable. Desert Sun Patios Ltd uses ONLY tempered glass. The city of Calgary requires that all windows installed less than 24” off the ground must be tempered.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]What is the difference between ultra-lattice and standard lattice?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Ultra-lattice has a more pronounced stamped cedar pattern than the standard.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” id=”patiocovers” class=”margin-top: 0 !important;”]Patio Covers[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]How long does it take to install my new patio feature?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]All installation is weather-dependent, but typical installation times are as follows:

  • Patio covers – usually take 2 to 3 days
  • Screen rooms – usually take 4 days
  • Sunrooms – done in approximately one week (4-10 days depending on design)

[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]What are the differences between flat pan and V-pan roofs?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]The V-pan and flat pan are equal in their density and durability. Both roofs have a V-shape appearance from above; however, the flat pan has the appearance of flat boards on the ceiling side (underneath looking up).

The flat pan boards are also embossed with a cedar wood grain to give it a more decorative appearance and come available in a variety of colours.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]Will my patio cover protect in rain or shine?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]No matter the weather, we’ve got your patio covered. For those who simply want to spend the summer outside, patio covers are an excellent alternative to outdoor rooms, offering you, your deck and your patio furniture protection from the sun and precipitation.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” id=”screenrooms” class=”margin-top: 0 !important;”]Screen Rooms[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]How can I still take advantage of my yard in the spring and fall?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]If you’d like to spend more time outdoors as the seasons change without gusts of winds, insects and strong UV rays getting in the way of your relaxation experience, a screen room could be your ideal option!

Optimize your outdoor time while avoiding the less desirable features of the sunny seasons with the convenience and comfort of a Desert Sun Patios Ltd screen room. No more uninvited, winged dinner guests; no more flying paper plates, flipped cups or messy hair; no more unnecessary exposure to harmful UV rays.

Experience peace of mind and privacy and try one of our resilient, wind-blocking solar screen rooms and enjoy the beauty of your property in total relaxation.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” id=”sunrooms” class=”margin-top: 0 !important;”]Sunrooms[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]What are the differences between three-season and all-season sunrooms?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]

Three-season rooms:

  • 2” aluminum framing with 2” wall board
  • Single-glazed windows
  • Can stay heated most days of the year, but not efficient to maintain all year-round

All-season rooms:

  • More energy-efficient and maintains heat all year-round
  • 3” thermally divided aluminum frame
  • Thermal double-paned windows ensure the room is optimally insulated

[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false” style=”margin-top: 25px;margin-bottom: 15px;”]What are the benefits of installing a sunroom?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Sunrooms are warm, rejuvenating spaces that can be added to almost any home. They are conducive to relaxing, entertaining and simply enjoying the beauty of nature from the comfort of indoors.

Sit and read the paper, spend quality time with friends and family, or simply relax and enjoy the view.

Our three-season sunrooms enable you to comfortably bask in natural sunlight most days of the year. Need 365 days of vitamin D? Try an all-season room.

Enjoy the oasis environment of a Desert Sun Patios Ltd addition to your home and discover just how sunny and beautiful Albertan skies are year-round.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” id=”terminology” class=”margin-top: 0 !important;”]Terminology[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]

  • Pergola – A horizontal framework of trellis that is supported on posts and offers 50/50 shade and sunlight for your patio experience. Can span any length desired. Learn more about pergolas.
  • Patio Cover – Covers patios and protects outdoor furniture, decks and people from the elements. Can have as many skylight panels as desired installed and come in two aluminum cover styles: flat pan and V-pan. Can span any length desired. Hybrid covers are also available. Learn more about patio covers.
  • LEXAN Skylight – A panel that protects patios, decks and room interiors from the elements, but permits the entry of light into a space. Our skylights are all made out of a material called LEXAN, a highly durable material that’s 200 times stronger than glass. Can be added to any patio cover or screen room.
  • Screen Room – An outdoor room enclosed by screen walls. Can be an addition to a house or stand on its own. Our screen rooms provide protection from the sun and insects, also offering an impeccable wind barrier with the option of extremely effective and durable solar screens (or UV screens). Our screen room can also pass city guard rail codes. Learn more about screen rooms.
  • Sunroom – An enclosed room with glass walls/windows that can be added to a house to allow enjoyment of outdoor features while remaining indoors. Comes in three-season and all-season. Roofs and walls can be custom-tailored to your individual tastes. Learn more about sunrooms.

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