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Old 02-05-2019, 06:23 AM
gomsiepop gomsiepop is offline
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Originally Posted by Lottoguy View Post
BTW when you raise the floor it then increases your square footage in the home. By doing that your real estate taxes will go up. So, is that added expense of raising that floor two inches really worth it?
Just because the floor is raised in the lanai does not cause taxes to increase. The sliders have to be removed in order for the lanai to be included as square footage to the home and then taxes go up. Check with the county tax assessor if you're unsure.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:43 AM
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Custom Windows did a great job glassing in part of our lenai.
Ours has very high ceilings and we wound up using fixed panes above stacked sliders.

Also where there was some irregular geometry we employed fixed panes as well.

When all sliders are open we have 80% open compared to before enclosing.

We had a heat gain/loss done and could not justify double pane.

When we had ours done 4 years ago there was a code in Sumter County that to have HVAC added (Mitsubishi unit) the floor had to be raised to the same level as the home interior. We chose to not do it.

From what I understand that code has been changed and no longer required. Check it out.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:53 PM
ariel ariel is offline
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Used All Season Rooms. Chip is owner. Enclosed with double pane glass sliders and solid center panel. Insulated ceiling. Can use it Year round. Great job.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:56 AM
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Chi-Town Chi-Town is offline
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Had T & D out for an estimate 2- 3 years ago. HVAC was not discussed but raising the floor and adding an outside exit light were required to enclose the lanai with glass sliders

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Old 02-06-2019, 01:41 PM
Irmidick Irmidick is offline
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Custom windows is a high quality co. All three counties issue “ dehumidifiers” permits now. Inexpensive and no added aces.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:48 PM
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Not happy at all with Custom Windows and Design, they have replaced my windows seals twice in 4 years. We have 10 windows total, the seals break down and the white from the seal streaks the glass. We have the Bella series windows and they use caulking on the inside and out, not a very clean install. I would recommend Elite Glass.

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Old 02-08-2019, 01:25 AM
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Talk to Custom Windows at the Home Show, seemed real nice. Plan on going single pane so seal issues will not be an issue. Our lanai is small so hopefully an easy job.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by alanmcdonald View Post
Another vote for Custom Windows and Design
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