At Sun-Belt Products, Inc. we strive to provide our customers with the most comprehensive list of products and options available. A list of the differences that distinguish the different Screen Rooms can be found below. The links below will take you to the most common Screen Rooms available. Follow the links below to get more information on the options available.
Q: What is the Difference Between an Aluminum Patio Cover and an Insulated Patio Cover?
A: An Aluminum Patio Cover is a Single Skin Product and the Insulated Patio Cover is composed of two pieces of aluminum Factory Bonded to the PolyStyrene foam core. The cross sections below will help illustrate the difference.
Q: Is There A Large Cost Difference Between The Two Types of Patio Covers?
A: The cost difference between the two products is not a drastic as it use to be. On an average the Insulated Patio Cover will cost about 30% - 50% per square foot more than the Aluminum Flat Pan. ** As long as the cover is not spanning more than 10' between beams or supports. If we have to span further than 10' we have to use a thicker metal (typically .040) and a narrower flat pan (typically 8" instead of 12"). When we upgrade to the 8" - .040 Aluminum pan the cost takes a dramatic jump. Only one of our suppliers offer the 8" pan so they can charge more for their product. The cost difference between the 8" Flat Pan and an Insulated Roof is much closer. Depending on the application of the product we can usually provide either cover for the same cost.
Q: How Will I Know Which Cover Is Better For Me?
A: Your decision will depend on the following factors:
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