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Old 07-09-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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Thanks sassakitty. yes, we have to figure it out once we sell our home.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Sassykitty ... never looked back, not for one second...... but some may not like it down here, some like Florida and some people like the desert too.... that's why they make so many flavors of ice cream.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:28 AM
 
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Considering esebreeze windows for screen porch for new build. Interested in opinions on the product. Is there anyone in the Southport area who installs?
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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@tarheel79

EZ-Breeze is about the best vinyl product out there for a 3-season room (really more like a 2.5 season room, lol).

In hindsight though, I personally wish I had gone the "extra-mile" and entirely glassed in the Covered Porch during the initial build such that it could be used all year. While there are a ton of Porch Conversions being done, the "net-cost" is higher as a conversion. Most of my neighbors seem to have make the conversion to glass within 5 years of their initial build; the cost of the conversion is difficult to estimate but often $25K-30K including the "mini-split" HVAC.

Bottom line: severed pollen in the Spring requires some form of closed porch system else you will seriously regret it.

Gatorbyter
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:07 AM
 
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tarheel,

Our original plan called for a screened porch off the living room. Having heard about the pollen issues, we decided to enclose, so asked builder to price out EZ Breeze as we had seen it in several homes and thought it would be the most economical option to control the pollen.

When we requested the EZ Breeze to our builder, he suggested that we consider the glassed-in option as the room would be sealed from the elements (pollen) while also allowing the room to be used "comfortably" year round.

The glass enclosure (sliding windows with fixed pane glass below) was approx. $3k more than EZ Breeze.

The rear of our home is north facing, so wasn't concerned with excessive solar gain and didn't run HVAC or install mini split. Did install ceiling fan, so when sliders are open to porch we can "condition" the space if necessary.

The glassed in option worked out best for us, but it's obviously a matter of personal choice.

Best of luck in your new build.

Lake Effect
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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Thanks Gator and Lake Effect

Lake Effect my option from builder is total glass enclosure without screens. We would like the option for fresh air in Spring and Fall. Mind sharing approximate dimensions of glass with screens. Our ceiling height is nine feet.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Folks, we spend a ton of time on our porch even here in frozen Minnesota. If you put a gas fireplace on the porch, can you get away with the EZ Breeze instead of the full glass enclosure, or is it still going to be too cold?

Thanks!

Steve
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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tarheel,

Our original plan called for a screened porch off the living room. Having heard about the pollen issues, we decided to enclose, so asked builder to price out EZ Breeze as we had seen it in several homes and thought it would be the most economical option to control the pollen.

When we requested the EZ Breeze to our builder, he suggested that we consider the glassed-in option as the room would be sealed from the elements (pollen) while also allowing the room to be used "comfortably" year round.

The glass enclosure (sliding windows with fixed pane glass below) was approx. $3k more than EZ Breeze.

The rear of our home is north facing, so wasn't concerned with excessive solar gain and didn't run HVAC or install mini split. Did install ceiling fan, so when sliders are open to porch we can "condition" the space if necessary.

The glassed in option worked out best for us, but it's obviously a matter of personal choice.

Best of luck in your new build.

Lake Effect
After research today which included speaking with Bob of Porch Conversions Iím leaning towards the glass sliding window option instead of ezebreeze. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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@tarheel79 ….. IMO, you made a good decision; the time to address this situation is during the initial build, NOT a future porch conversion!

Gatorbyter
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hello!
We are considering building with Kent in the Hammock.
Does anyone have an comments about Hammock and/or Seaside?

Thanks!
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