FAQ

1.How long has Apple Enterprises been in business?

We have been in business since 1979.

2.What’s the difference between a Florida room and a sun room?

The only difference between a Florida room and a sun room is the name.

3.Which of the rooms is the easiest/least expensive to convert to glass?

Any of the rooms can be converted to glass; the cost depends on what windows are going to be put in. Vinyl and single-pane non-insulated windows are the cheapest to put in. If the existing room is framed in wood, we suggest that the wood be replaced with aluminum extrusions for the best appearance.

4.Can windows be cut to any size?

Yes, because all of the rooms are custom built, the windows can be any size. Price increases more with height than with width. Most standard windows (w/o tint) are kept in stock. (standard size-60” x 60” or 5’x 5’)

5.What’s the difference between insulated and non-insulated windows?

Non-insulated windows have one pane of glass while insulated windows have two panes of glass.

6.How does insulating glass improve the quality of windows and doors?

Insulating glass improves the quality of windows and doors by:

  • Improving the performance of the U and R values of your new windows and doors
  • Reducing condensation
  • Helping keep the heat in and cold out during winter
  • Helping keep the heat out and the cold in during summer
7.What are the roofing options for an enclosure?

Your enclosure roof can be either gable (A frame) or studio style (flat). Your roof can also be either insulated or non-insulated.

8.Can you walk on the roof?

You can walk on any of the insulated roof systems, but you can only walk on certain areas of a non-insulated roof system.

9.Can you have a fan beam in a non-insulated roof system?

You can have a fan beam in a non-insulated roof, but there is not a guarantee against leaking.

10.What door options are offered?

We offer standard screen doors and the deluxe heavy duty prime entry doors with dead bolt locks.

11.What makes the Elite system unique?

Elite’s advanced construction is unmatched for durability and technological enhancements, and all connections are smartly concealed from view and protected from the elements to provide years of dependable service. Superior design and heavier gauge materials allow for far greater spacing between columns than other sunrooms, providing options for more open spaces without compromising structural support. The view remains clear through technically advanced, insulated glass with framing systems that provide a thermal barrier to guard against condensation and protect against heat and cold.

12.What are the color options for patio enclosures?

Colors for wall panels, roof panels, slider windows, and patio doors are white, bronze, and almond.

13.Do you offer financing and accept credit cards?

Yes we do have easy financing available. It takes only a few minutes to process your application. We do accept master and visa credit cards.

14.Are you insured and licensed?

We are fully insured for our customers protection and use only certified installers to give you dependable and quality service.

15.Do you carry warranties for materials and workmanship?

Yes, all of our products carry a manufacturers and workmanship warranty.

16.What are Lexan Thermoclear Roof Panels?

Lexan Thermoclear Roof Panels are a twin-walled polycarbonate designed with air channels for thermal insulation. It permits 90% light transmission and up to 40% greater energy efficiency than regular glass. It offers impact strength, high light transmission, light weight, and UV protection. Its superior weathering performance and strength make it ideal for patio covers, sunrooms, canopies, greenhouses and much more. It is also tough enough to withstand high winds and snow loads.

17.How do vinyl windows compare with windows made from other materials?

The performance and longevity of vinyl windows compare very favorably to those of other building materials, and vinyl often costs less to produce. Vinyl windows and doors are rapidly capturing a major market share as more builders and homeowners learn about vinyl’s outstanding value and economy.

Long-lasting beauty, low maintenance and excellent thermal efficiency ratings give vinyl windows a winning edge over other types of replacement windows. The vinyl compound is produced with extra levels of UV inhibitors to help withstand harsh weather conditions, and it is recyclable and environmentally friendly. Vinyl won’t pit or peel over time with only simple care and cleaning, windows can keep their beautiful appearance for years to come.

18.What is Low E/Argon gas, and how does it work?

Low E (Emissivity) Glass is glass with a transparent metallic oxide coating applied onto or into a glass surface. The coating allows short-wave energy to pass through but blocks up to 84% of UV rays that can fade your carpets, drapes and furniture.
Argon Gas is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, non-toxic gas that is six times more dense than air. It is used to replace air between the glass panes to reduce temperature transfer and to keep cold air out in the winter and warm out in the summer.

19.What causes condensation on windows?

Condensation, or “sweating,” is a natural occurrence on all windows and is caused by excess humidity, or invisible water vapor, present in the air. When this water vapor comes in contact with a surface which is at a cooler temperature, the vapor turns to visible droplets of moisture.

Each window has many features built in to keep the temperature of the glass as warm as possible and thus reduce condensation. Our insulating glass units provide superior energy efficiency to reduce the potential for condensation. However, there is no such thing as a condensation-free window in high humidity conditions. Controlling the amount of moisture in your home is the most effective action you can take to avoid condensation.

20.Why should you install fully vented soffit?

 

  • Air always contains water
  • When air contacts a cold surface, condensation occurs
  • Condensation can damage wood, plaster, paint and insulation
  • Damp conditions can lead to mold and mildew growth
  • Most states allow exclusion of mold damage from homeowner insurance policies
  • Ventilation is critical to help eliminate damage to your home

 

 

21.What is insulated LRP?

LRP means Laminated Roof Panel. These state of the art panels are made out of an Expanded Polystyrene foam core that acts as an insulator against outdoor discomforts. Panel joints are designed to allow for thermal expansion and have an internal gutter system.