Calculator Glossary of Terms

Here’s a summary of our 2020 calculators help hover tips HOVER HELP LABEL GLOSSARY DESCRIPTION ADDITION ROOF TYPE Select Monoslope for studio, shed, or other single slope style roofs.  Gable is also known as A-Frame ASCE EXPOSURE CATEGORY See help for explanations. If unsure, use C for non coastal, D if near coastal or large…

About AAMA 2100 and Sunroom Categories

Sunrooms across the US are categorized into 5 categories.  AAMA published these in their AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12 publication which made its way into the Florida & International Building Codes.  FBC (17, 20) lists this in Chapter 20 section 2002.6 directly siting the AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100 spec. IBC References AAMA 2100 in  IRC Chapter 44 Please refer to…

Types of At-Grade Footings Explained

Here’s a description and illustrations we’ve created for footing types we frequently reference in our work for sunrooms, pergolas, carports, screen rooms, signs, and similar at-grade building component structures.   An isolated footing is used to support a single post. Isolated footings are independent footings which are provided for each support. they can be round…