SYSTEM DESCRIPTION                                                                                                                       1/07


A.            Design Requirements:

1.             Extruded aluminum members with a system of alternate serrations for attachment of exterior glass

retainers with screw less thermal glazing assembly to secure glazing caps.

2.             Condensation guttering system integral with sun room framing members for positive drainage of condensation.

3.             Flush glazed exterior horizontal joints with field applied structural silicone or fully capped system.

4.             Full silicone wet seals along both sides of all exterior glass retainers.


B.            Performance Requirements

1.             Structural Members: Of sufficient sizes to support design loads as prescribed by governing building codes.

2.             The deflection of the framing member in a direction normal to the plane of glass when subjected to uniform load deflection

test in accordance with ASTM E330, and per the above- specified loads, shall not exceed L 1/175.

3.             The deflection of a framing member in a direction parallel to the plane of glass, when carrying its full dead lad, shall not

exceed an amount which will reduce the glass or panel bite below 75% of the design dimension and the member shall

have a 1/8" minimum clearance between itself and the edge of the fixed panel, glass or component immediately adjacent,

nor shall it impair the function of or damage any joint seals.

4.             Water Penetration: No water penetration shall occur when the system is tested in

accordance with ASTM E331 using a differential static pressure of 20% of the inward

acting design wind load pressure, but not less than 12psf.  Water penetration is defined

as the appearance of uncontrolled water other than condensation on the interior surface of

any part of the sun room.

a.             Drain water penetrating at joints, as well as condensation occurring within the

                                                system to exterior face of the work.

5.             Thermal Movement: Provide for such expansion and contraction of component materials as will be caused by a surface

temperature range of +/-90 F with out causing buckling, stress on glass, failure of seals, undue stress on structural elements,

reduction of performance of other detrimental effects.

6.             Where permitted by code, a 1/3 increase in allowable stress for wind or seismic load shall be acceptable, but not in

combination with any reduction applied to combined loads.  In no case shall allowable values exceed the yield stress.

7.             Compression flanges of flexural members may be assumed to receive effective lateral bracing only form anchors to the

building structure and horizontal glazing bars or interior trim which are in contact with 50% of the members total depth.

8.             The sun room framing is designed to be self-supporting between the support construction. The sun room will impose reactions

to the support construction.  All adjacent and support construction must support the transfer of all loads including horizontal

and vertical, exerted by the sun room.  Design or structural engineering services for the supporting structure or building

components not included in the sun room scope are not included under this section.




A. Exposure: >B=

B. Importance Factor: 1.10

C. Wind Load: 125mph






A.            Submit one CAD Disk and 4 copies of shop drawings showing plans, elevations and       

sections as required to fully describe the sun room construction for the Architect=s approval prior

to starting fabrication.  Provide all flashing details and details of attachment to structure at a min.

scale of 3"=1'-0".

B.            Submit structural calculations prepared in accordance with the Aluminum Association=s                    

Specifications For Aluminum Structures (SAS30) by a civil engineer qualified in the design

of sun room systems licensed in state where sun room is to be installed.

C.            Submit all field verified dimensions prior to fabricating any materials.


D.            Structural silicone joinery, submit only if specifically requested:

1.             Certification that adhesion of sealant to samples of metal and glass is adequate when tested

in accordance with ASTM C794.

2.             Certification that material in contact with sealant are compatible with sealant after being exposed to

2,000-4,000 microwatt ultra-violet radiation for 21 days.

3.             Statement that stress on each detailed sealant joint will not exceed design stress of sealant

                                when exposed to specified wind loads.

E.             Submit (2) 12" x 12" samples of each type of glass.

F.             Submit (2) manufacturers samples of each type of sealant.

G.            Submit (2) 8"long samples of extrusions (with appropriate finish).

H.            Submit (2) sets of as-built drawings and cleaning and maintenance manuals upon completion of

                sun room installation.

I.              Certification that insulating glass units will withstand specified design loads.




A.            Work of this Section, including design, engineering, fabrication, finishing, preparation at the job

site, erection and glazing of the sun room system shall be the responsibility of the sun room

              manufacturer.  The manufacturer shall be regularly engaged in the all phases of construction

of sun rooms and able to demonstrate that he has performed successfully on comparably sized

projects and of comparable design complexity over at least the previous ten years.




A.            Submit manufacturer=s warranty certifying that sun room work was furnished and installed in

accordance with the Contract Documents.

B.            Certify that sun room frame is free of defects in design, materials, and construction for a period

of -10-years from the Date of Sun room Completion.

C.            Warrant glass against defective materials, delimitation, seal failure, and defects in manufacturer

per the glass manufacturer=s standard warranties.

D.            Warrant structural sealant for a period stated by sealant manufacturer=s standard warranty of

                Merchantable quality.  Warranty shall certify that cured sealant:

1.             Will not become brittle or crack due to weathering or normal expansion and contraction

of adjacent surfaces.

2.             Will not harden beyond a Shore A durometer  of 70, nor soften below a minimum of 10


                3.             Will not change color significantly when used with compatible back-up materials.

4.             Will not bleed significantly.

E.             Warranty service becomes effective following fully payment of the contract amount.




PART 2                  PRODUCTS



A.            Contract documents are based on products manufactured by Florian Greenhouse, Inc.

549 Aviation Blvd , Georgetown , SC 29440 , (800-356-7426 Fax 843-520-4605).



Model: SIERRA ROOM   XXX-XX##     Commercial Series


1.             Other manufacturers must pre-qualify to bid not less than ten (10) days prior to the bid closing date.

2.             Prospective manufacturers submit notarized certification that they have successfully  performed in

                The phase of design, manufacture and installation of sun room projects comparable in nature over at

least the previous ten (10) years, and provide a list of 10 references with contacts and phone numbers




A.            Framework

1.             Standard Thermally-Broken extruded aluminum frame, Pre-cut , Pre-drilled, with

principal Supporting members: .093" minimum thickness extruded aluminum, alloy 6063-T5

                                6063-T6, 6005-TS, or 6105-TS, per ASTM B221.  Sizes, shapes and profiles as per Florian

                                Greenhouse standard components.

2.             Snap-On covers and Miscellaneous Non-Supporting Trim:         .040" minimum thickness

                                extruded aluminum, alloy 6063-T5 per ASTM B221.

3.             Principal Formed Metal. Members: .100" minimum thickness aluminum, alloy (6061-T6)

(6063-T5) per ASTM B209.

4.             Bay Spacing to be 2'-7/8"o.c. (30 7/8"), standard.

5.             Glazing Bars are to be tubular extrusions.  The vertical and horizontal extrusions shall have

internal and external weep/condensation channels to direct moisture which could collect on

the interior of the glass, to the exterior of the greenhouse.  The sill member shall be sloped

and weep channeled to the exterior to force moisture, which may be collected, to exit to the

exterior .  The moisture shall weep/exit through small hinged weep hole covers located

periodically along the length of the sill member at the center of each bay.  Interior and

exterior sill trim covers will be included (finish to be the same as the greenhouse aluminum).

All fasteners are located within the structure of the unit and not visible to the exterior or

interior of the unit.  The Sierra Room greenhouse shall incorporate a screw-less, tamper

proof , commercial type nylon thermal glazing clip assembly system to secure glass units and

outside glazing caps without a Ametal-to-metal@ contact.  The greenhouse shall incorporate

screwless flat exterior cap on horizontal roof bars and beveled style caps on horizontal wall/

gable bars to allow flow-over of exterior rain-water on the upward side of the cap.  Head

members and sill members shall have a non-conductive poured thermal break incorporated

to prevent Ametal-to-metal@ contact.

B.            Glazing Strips

              1.               Extruded EDPM rubber designed to comply with the following specifications.

a.             Hardness: ASTM D2240 Type A, 70 (+/-5) durometer.

b.             Tensile Strength: ASTM D412, 800 psi (min).

c.             Elongation: 300% (min.)

d.             Color: Black

2.             Compression Set ASTM D395 Method B, 22 hours @ 212 F, 25% (max.).

3.             Heat Aging Characteristics:

a.             70 hours @ 212 F

b.             ASTM D2240 Hardness Change: +5 durometer

c.             ASTM D412 Tensile Change: 10%

d.             ASTM D412 Elongation Change: 20%

4.             ASTM D1171 Weather Resistance at 1 Part Ozone per Million, 500 hours at 20%

Elongation: No cracks

5.             No visual checks, cracks or breaks after completion of tests.


C.            Setting Blocks

1.             Extruded Type II EPDM rubber designed to permit adhesion to comply with the

following specifications.

a.             Hardness ASTM D2240 Type A 80 (=/-5) durometer

b.             Color: Black


D.            Fasteners


1.             For Exterior Cap Retainers: Commercial type nylon thermal glazing clip.

2.             For Framework Connections: ASTM A193 B8 300 series stainless steel, as required by


3.             For Anchoring Sun room to Support Structure: ASTM A307 zinc plated steel fasteners.


E.             Flashing


1.             5005 H34 Aluminum .040" minimum thickness.  AAlso available are Lead Coated Copper

(16 or 20oz.) And Stainless Steel ( specify GA)@

2.             Sheet metal flashings/closures/claddings are to be furnished shop formed to profile in 10'

lengths. Field forming the ends may be necessary to suit some as-built conditions.  Sheet

                                metal ends are to overlap 6" minimum, set in a full bed of sealant and riveted, if required.


F.             Finish

1.             POLYCRON Extrusion Coatings: AAMA 2603.

a.             Manufacturer to provide high solids baked on POLYCRON dark bronze or white color. 

Use Color One Coat Application based on thermosetting resin technology.

                b.             ASTM D1400 Dry Film Thickness

c.             ASTM D523 Gloss

d.             ASTM D3363 Pencil hardness

e.             ASTM D1308 Acid Resistance

f.              ASTM B117 Salt Spray Resistance

g.             ASTM D714, D2247 Humidity Resistance


G.            Glass


1.             Standard Certification Requirements:

a.             Heat Treated Glass : ASTM C1048 WITH SURFACE STRESS OF 5,000 +/-1500


b.             Insulating Glass : CBA rated by the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC)

when tested in accordance with ASTM E773 and ASTM E774. Dual edge seals with

                                                the secondary seal for gas retention (no silicone sealant used in gas filled units).


                2.             Performance Requirements:

a.             Probability of breakage not to exceed 8/1000 for vertical glass and 1/1000 for

                                                sloped glass upon first application of design wind and live load pressures.

For glass selection, design wind pressure for a one minute duration.  For loads

Of longer duration, use standard engineering practices for glass selection.

b.             Probability of breakage due to anticipated thermal stress not to exceed 8/1000 for

vertical glass and 1/1000 for sloped glass.

c.             Performance standards of glass units are as follows:   Roof SB80    /   Walls SB60

*              Relative heat gain    BTU/Hr/Sq Ft.                    32            /           81

*              Shading coefficient                                             .27            /         .40

*              % visible light transmission                                 47            /          69

*              % U.V. light transmission                                    10            /          14

*              Inside dew point -8 degrees (60% Humidity at 70 degrees temp inside)

*              Inside glass surface temp.  58 (at 0 degrees outside/70 degrees inside)

*              Winter U Value .25

*              Winter R Value 4.0


3.             Glazing Unit Composition: Heat Repellant


a.             Sloped glass units are to be fully insulated 1/8" tempered PPG Multi-Coat Low- E

Solar Ban 80 outer layer 5/8" air space, 1/8" tempered Clear inner layer for an overall thickness of 7/8". 

All units may be gas filled. ( If Required ).

b.             Vertical glass units to be fully insulated 1/8"tempered PPG Multi-Coat Low-E

Solar Ban 60, 5/8" air space, 1/8" tempered Clear for an overall thickness of 7/8".

All units to be gas filled. ( If Required ).


H.            Sealants

1.             Structural Flush Glazed Joints: High performance silicone sealant applied in accordance

with manufacturer=s recommendations.

2.             Non-Structural Flush Glazed Joints and Weather seal Joints: Silicone sealants applied in

accordance with manufacturer=s recommendations.

3.             Structural silicone shall not be used to support dead weight of vertical glass or panels.




A.            Construct sun room using extruded aluminum members.

B.            Construct sun room using a continuous structurally adequate curb with expansion joints as required.

C.            Insofar as practicable, fit and assemble work in the manufacturer=s shop based on field verified

                dimensions.  Work which cannot be permanently assembled shall be shop-assembled, marked, and

disassembled before shipment to the job site.

D.            Design rafter bars for manufacturers Std. glazing strips.

E.             Design glass retainer fasteners to resist uplift loadings.  Spacing to be determined by structural

calculations, when applicable.

F.             Shop locate drill and bolt, or weld aluminum clips to framing members.

G.            Set glass with interior and exterior EDPM glazing strip.

H.            Use EPDM setting blocks to support glass and to provide edge clearances and glass bites as outlined

below, in accordance with FGMA recommendations:

1.             Set blocks not less than 6" from edge of glass for support unit.

2.             Glass Bite: Not less than 2 nor more than 5/8" on any side of glass unit.

3.             Maintain 1/4" edge clearance between glass and adjacent metal framework.

4.             Use rubber spacers to maintain separation of glass and adjacent metal framework.

I.              Locate weep holes in sill to positively drain condensation to exterior of sun room at center between

each rafter connection.







A.            Prior to fabrication or release for fabrication contractor is to field verify all dimensions adjacent

associated structure/substrate.

B.            Upon arrival to the job site for installation of the specified work, the manufacturer=s erector is to

                examine structure and substrate to determine that they are properly prepared, dimensionally

                accurate, and ready to receive the sun room work included herein.  Report any discrepancies to the

                General Contractor.  Correction of faulty work to be at the expense of the responsible party(s).  The

sun room manufacturer is not responsible for faulty structure or substrate.

C.            Sun room manufacturer is to coordinate the installation of all reglets into masonry walls at all

                applicable locations.




A.            Contact between aluminum and dissimilar metals shall receive a protective coating of asphaltic paint

for the prevention of electrolytic action and corrosion.

B.            Sun room manufacturer and manufacturer=s erector excludes all field measuring demolition,

                removal, replacement or re-work of any existing material.




A.            Install sun room frame, glass and accessory items as needed in accordance with manufacturers


B.            Install sun room system under the direction of the sun room manufacturer=s designated erection


C.            Erect system plumb and true, in proper alignment and relation to established lines and grades

as shown on approved shop drawings.

D.            Anchor sun room to structure in strict accordance with approved shop drawings.

E.             Use high performance silicone sealants to seal horizontal joints between glass panels. Silicone

sealant to wet seal joints between snap-on retainers and glass.

F.             Apply sealing materials in strict accordance with sealant manufacturer=s instructions Before

                application, remove mortar dirt, dust, moisture and other foreign matter from surfaces it will

contact.  Mask adjoining surfaces to maintain a clean and neat appearance.  Tool sealing compounds

to fill the joint and provide a smooth finish.

G.            Furnishing of temporary covering and weatherproofing of the sun room openings, if required by

the General Contractor, and removal of the protective measures during and after the sun room

                installation is excluded by the manufacturer and the manufacturer=s erector ANY TEMPORARY






A.            All parts of the work, when completed, shall be within the following tolerances:


1.             Maximum variation from plane or location shown on approved shop drawings:

1/8"per 12' length, or 1/4" in total length.

2.             Maximum offset from true alignment between two members abutting end-to-end,

edge-to-edge in line or separated by less than 3": 1/32".




A.            Water Leakage: Field check in accordance with AAMA 501.2 in appropriate and proportionate

areas.  There shall be no uncontrolled water leakage as defined in AAMA 501.2.  Water supply

to the sun room, with adequate water pressure, is to be furnished by the General Contractor.  Tests

are to be conducted upon completion of the installation with no remobilization or down time

included to accommodate either water supply availability or witness personnel schedules.  Testing

is to be performed by the manufacturer=s authorized personnel.  Independent laboratory testing

and reports, if required, are to be ordered, directed, and paid for by the Owner and/or General





A.            Install sun room frame and associated metal to avoid soiling or smudging the finish.

B.            Clean glass and frame at time of installation.  Final cleaning, if required, subsequent to completion

of project, is not to be performed by the manufacturer.




A.            The sun room manufacturer does not provide, nor does it include any temporary protection to the

sun room and its materials after the installation is complete.  Protection of the sun room from on-

going work by other trades shall be the responsibility of the General Contractor.  The manufacturer

is responsible only for the damaged caused by the personnel under its control and responsibility.