All products installed by authorized independent Betterliving dealers that are manufactured by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company, Souderton, Pennsylvania, are warranted against factory defects. The terms and coverage of the manufacturer's warranty vary by product, and are listed below. Installation warranties are provided by us, the independent dealer who installs your Betterliving product.
50 years on components
15 years on insulated glass
Non pro-rated and fully transferable
Screen Rooms Warranty
15 year on aluminum components
15 year on roof
Shade Products Warranty
Lifetime on profile components
12 years on moving parts
12 years on fabric
5 years on motors and gears
10 years on aluminum components
Energy Star Partner
Betterliving Sunrooms roof panels with white exterior have qualified for Energy Star® rating in all 50 states.
Betterliving is proud to be an Energy STAR partner!
In order to participate in the Energy Star Partnership Program, Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company had to submit sample panels to an accredited testing facility. Not only does the test facility perform physical tests, it also runs computer simulations for verification of the results.
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice.
GOLD LABEL CERTIFICATION
Architectural Manufacturing Association
Betterliving Sun rooms doors and windows are GOLD LABEL CERTIFIED! The gold labels on Betterliving sun rooms let you know that the doors and windows were tested and passed the ratings standards adopted by the Fenestration Manufacturers Association. The labels certify that the product has passed the rating standards specified in the Voluntary Specifications for Aluminum, Vinyl (PVC) and Wood Windows and Glass Doors.
Since 1962, the American Architectural Manufacturing Association's (AAMA) Certification Program - the original third-party window performance verification program - has provided the industry's highest standards to evaluate product performance. Its distinctive "gold label" is accepted, if not required, by many federal, state and municipal building codes and administrators - providing an assurance of quality to builders, dealers and homeowners.
Betterliving products carrying the GOLD LABEL have passed the following tests:
Operating Force - both the maximum force required to open the unit and keep in motion. This means your doors and windows will be easy to open and close.
Air Infiltration - maximum allowed air leakage with a 25 mph wind applied to the exterior of the unit. We measure the amount of air that can leak past the frame on a windy day.
Water Resistance Test Pressure - resistance to water penetration for a given pressure difference across the unit while a minimum of 5 gallons/sq. ft. per hour is sprayed onto the exterior of the unit. You'll stay dry in your Betterliving Sun Room, because we passed this test with flying colors - not a drop of water leaked through our doors and windows during this rigorous test!
Uniform Structural Test Pressure - determines the structural performance of the unit for a given exterior pressure and interior pressure. After each pressure loading, there cannot be any glass breakage, permanent damage to fasteners, hardware parts, or any other damage that would prohibit the normal operation of the unit. Also there may not be any permanent deformation beyond a specified percentage of its span.
Deglazing Test of Primary Sash - vertical members have a 70 lb force and horizontal members have a 50 lb force applied, individually, and they cannot move beyond a specified distance, relative to their original position. This tests that your Betterliving windows are durable and well–constructed.
Forced Entry Resistance - all locks shall provide reasonable security against forced entry. In this test, force is applied to see if the window can be pulled from its latch with a screwdriver or putty knife. Betterliving windows and doors passed the forced entry test!
A voluntary partnership between the US Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities and retailers. When properly installed, Energy Star-labeled products can save consumers 10%-40% on heating and cooling bills each year.
Craft-Bilt has received confirmation from the National Evaluation Service that it's PanelCraft® structural roof panel complies with 2000 ICC codes as well as BOCA National, ICBO Uniform and SBCCI Standard codes. ICC-ES came into being on February 1, 2003, when America's four building–product evaluation services officially combined their operations. The four "legacy" evaluation services that came together to form ICC-ES were the National Evaluation Service, Inc.; BOCAI Evaluation Services; ICBO Evaluation Service, Inc.; and SBCCI Public Service Testing and Evaluation Services, Inc. Through the legacy evaluation services, ICC-ES has a history that goes back more than seventy years.
The National Fenestration Rating Council is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door and skylight products. NFRC's primary goal is to provide accurate information to measure and compare the energy performance of window, door, or skylight products.
Why do homeowners invest in a sunroom?
Many reasons: sunrooms expand your living space and increase the value of your home. They bring the outdoors inside and offer an area for relaxation and enjoyment.
How do people use their sunrooms?
People use the extra space the sunrooms provide as a place to retreat and relax. Some people use their sunrooms for family rooms, library/reading room, dining and entertaining areas, as a playroom for children or grandchildren, workplace area, exercise room, reading room, room to do arts and crafts, a room to gaze out at the stars or simply a room to close your eyes for a few minutes on a Saturday afternoon. The possibilities are endless.
What's better – a sunroom or a conventional room addition?
A sunroom is designed for comfortable outdoor living – it's not "just another room in the house." The expense for a sunroom can be considerably lower than a conventional room addition. Unlike conventional construction, a typical sunroom can be built in as little as a week with little mess or disturbance to your lifestyle. Because sunrooms have the feel of the outdoors, they have a different feel than a typical family room. They lend themselves to casual furnishings such as wicker and rattan, and provide a wonderful environment for plants. Most sunroom owners say it is their favorite room in the house.
Why is a sunroom a good investment?
Homeowners who sell their homes say their sunroom helped their home sell quickly, and they received a more than reasonable return on their sunroom investment. Families who have sunrooms talk about them as a place to relax, de-stress, and get away from it all. Aside from being an investment that enhances your own personal lifestyle – you'll get value when you sell.
How do I find a reputable sunroom dealer?
Seek referrals from people who recently had sunrooms installed.
Ask companies for references. See the work they have done.
Make sure the company is licensed and their license is current.
Ask how long the company has been in business. Choose a manufacturer who has a long and stable business history.
Check the quality of the materials and the workmanship.
Ask what percentage of their business is from referrals by past customers.
The company should provide you with an accurate cost to the penny – without any hidden charges.
The company should use their own crews to install the sunroom – not subcontractors.
The owner or installation foreman should supervise the project with regular on-site visits.
The company should have a process to notify you immediately of changes or delays in the schedule.
The company should provide you with a complete and thorough walk–through inspection of the finished product.
The company should answer all of your questions and provide information for you to make an educated decision.
The company should take care of obtaining the building permit and arrange for all of the required inspections by your local building department.
Look for a warranty that is backed by a reputable manufacturer.
Why Choose Betterliving Sunrooms and Awnings?
Industry Leading Warranties
Covered by a fully transferable, non-prorated, 50-year manufacturer’s
warranty on all components. Seal failure in insulated glass units is fully
covered for 15 years.
Manufactured in The USA
Our sunroom materials are manufactured by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing.
A sunroom, awning, shade and canopy manufacturer, and a leading American manufacturer since 1946.
We provide the highest industry standards to our customers, Betterliving belongs to a number of industry associations. We are also an Energy Star Partner and Gold Label Certified by the American Architecture Manufacturers Association (AAMA).
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