Local Company to Roll Out Green Sacramento Patio Covers
Yancey Company also announced its new line of patio cover upgrades available to Sacramento homeowners.
Online PR News – 09-July-2012 – Sacramento, CA – Yancey Company, a local Sacramento remodeling company announced that it will be using more energy efficient products for projects involving Sacramento patio covers as a part of its campaign to promote green construction.
With demand for green construction on the rise, more and more construction companies are using energy efficient materials.“It's about responsible home remodeling” says a consultant, “we're trying to help our clients lower their expenses, while at the same time reduce their home's carbon footprint.” he adds.
One of the changes the company will be implementing is the use of more energy efficient materials in patio cover projects as well as adjacent structures including doors and windows that lead to the patio.
While additions such as sunrooms do not have to meet insulation and energy requirements, fenestration adjacent to these places do. This is because temperature is transferred through doors and windows, especially during summer where radiant heat is transferred through them.
“We encourage our clients to use energy efficient windows on sunroom projects, so there's no way heat can escape through any part of the house.” home improvement consultant said.
Energy efficient windows and doors used on patio covers can significantly lower down cooling costs by preventing heat transfer. Home improvement experts advise choosing glass panes with low U-Factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.
The U-Factor is the rate of heat transfer a window allows. The lower the U-Factor, the more resistant the material is to heat transfer. Meanwhile, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) is the measure of how much a material can resist radiated heat. Other rating factors include Air Leakage, Condensation Resistance, and Visible Transmittance.
These factors, along with other important ratings can be seen on a product's National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) label. Contractors also advise using products with the Energy Star seal.
The industry uses different terms for these enclosures: patio covers, garden room, three-season room, and plenty more. However, the International Residential Code defines a patio cover as: “a one-story structure under 12 feet in height with at least 65% of the longest free-standing wall open or glazed.” Any structure that exceeds these specifications is considered an addition.
Standard patio covers
Amidst the green campaign, the company still installs regular patio covers clients who are simply looking for a better alternative to extensive home remodeling projects. This recently released video shows that Yancey Company still provides conventional patio covers for Sacramento homeowners.
One of the best-sellers for the company are the adjustable patio covers, which allowed homeowners to control the amount of shade using a switch. These patio covers, manufactured by Solara, a home improvement company, have slats which can be adjusted by a switch.
Dubbed as the “smart patio cover” this automatic patio cover is one among the many types of patio cover installations provided by Yancey Company.
Yancey Company also announced its new line of patio cover upgrades available to Sacramento homeowners. These upgrades include gas lines, electrical fixtures, fans, and jacuzzi installations. “We try to provide the best service to homeowners looking for alternative ways of home improvement.” says a specialist.
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