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Bill Donaldson
Monday, October 08, 2012 9:40 AM info@sunandscreen.com Thanks Hi Stacy and Mike, Well, our porch is finished and we are just over joyed with the end product. We wanted to keep the screened porch feel and this Eze-Breeze porch system really does that for us. Now we don't have to move furniture when it rains. We are looking forward to cooler days when we can use it in the colder months. We have enjoyed working with all of you and the guys doing the actual work were great. Good workmanship and we are very pleased with the final product. If you need a reference or someone wants to call feel free to give them our number. Bill and Margaret Donaldson


Regina Clark
Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:49 PM Stacy Pfeffer Re: FW: Estimate 1474 from Diversified Enclosures & Screen All I can say is WOW! And OMG! When I first came to you to get an estimate to replace some blown out screens on my covered porches, I never envisioned what I have now. Although I’ve always enjoyed my screened porches, I’ve never been able to enjoy them through as much of the year as I have this year. And replacing the old wooden rails with the 18” kick plate on the bottom portion of the screens opened our view of the lake up much more. Don’t have to look through those annoying rails anymore. But what I love best of all so far is that I can put all my plants that I pull in from outdoors every winter out on my back porch (which we now call our greenhouse!). And because that porch has a southern exposure, with the vinyl windows installed, the temperatures on sunny days can now get into the 60’s and even 70 degrees, even when the temperatures outdoors only get into the 30’s during the day. Without adding any additional heat. Another fantastic benefit that we have reaped from putting the vinyl windows in, is a reduced heating bill. The passive solar benefit is tremendous for our home. The wind is blocked from coming into the house through the windows, doors and the corners where the logs come together (we have a log home) better than anything else we have done (ie., caulking and weather stripping). The house walls inside the enclosed porch also hold the heat through the night from the sunny day so that the heat pump doesn’t run as much overnight. So far the lowest that the temperature has gotten to on the porch is in the 40’s overnight (even on the more extreme cold days). We haven’t felt the effects of the tremendous winds we’ve had recently and the below freezing temperatures because of the new screens and vinyl windows. Because our house is on the highest part of the property, the winds can whip around the house ferociously. Even on an otherwise nice day it wouldn’t be enjoyable on the screened porch if we were having extremely high winds. That has changed with the addition of the vinyl window system! I mentioned the plants - they are doing better out there this winter than they EVER did in the winter in the house. They would become pale and sickly every winter in the house, recover wonderfully outside in the summer, only to have a setback again in the house the following winter. I always said they looked anemic after the winter in the house! But that won’t be a problem anymore. The plants are doing GREAT out there! They are actually GROWING this winter and most of them are very green, too. It’s just amazing. They aren’t drying out on the porch either like they do in the house from the heat. We also have a half whiskey barrel fish pond on that porch with 6 beautiful fan tailed goldfish in it. Every winter during the very cold spells, their water would get very cold, and on occasion has also frozen over pretty well. The fish survived without any problems, but I did always worry about them. Well…..those goldfish are living in paradise now! With the temperatures rising into the 60’s on the porch on sunny days now (no matter how low the outdoor temperature is), there’s no danger of freezing water in their pond. They are much more active this winter, enjoying the warmer water. And I am not worrying about them anymore. My husband and I just LOVE the fact that we can enjoy sitting in our hammock swing chairs on the porch, even in these cold winter months and enjoy the sounds of the water in the pond as well as all the birds singing around us, coming to the feeders outside! We would always look forward to the spring when the weather warmed up enough so that we could eat out on our screened porch and sit in those swing chairs enjoying the fresh air and the gorgeous view we have. Well, now we can do that even in the winter. When Mike showed us those vinyl windows I wasn’t really all that impressed (didn‘t like the idea of plastic windows), but I definitely was curious about it. We went home after talking for a very long time with Mike at the shop, and we thought about all the options you had to offer and we discussed how we could possibly improve the use of the screened in porch. But we were convinced that it would be so costly that we couldn’t afford it anyway. So, with that thought in our minds, we had Michael come out to do an estimate for us to just replace screens and leave the porch otherwise as it was, railings and all, and then an estimate for taking out the railings and replacing the screens with your system and then adding the vinyl windows. We were both amazed that the price wasn’t NEARLY as high as we were thinking it would be. In fact, although it wasn’t cheap, it was definitely affordable and made sense in light of the fact that we thought we MIGHT be able to use the porch in the winter, too! It has turned out WAY better than we ever anticipated. So much so that we are now getting ready to do the front porch and perhaps down the road even changing our huge upper deck into an enclosed system similar to what we have with our porch now. All of this will definitely increase the value of the house, and the lines of the house look much neater with this system than with the screens and railings that we had. The benefits of our improved porch go on and on. Unlike with glass windows, we can slide up the vinyl windows in the summer and we have our screened porch with a much expanded view of the lake and can enjoy the breezes like we always have. And those vinyl windows that I didn’t think I would like look so much like glass, anyone who we show them too don’t believe they are vinyl! We have to push on the vinyl with our fist to prove it!! We have had indoor/outdoor carpet on that porch for several years now and it would get very wet during rain storms when the wind was blowing the rain in. Another great benefit of the vinyl windows, our carpet hasn’t gotten wet anymore! And the furniture doesn’t get wet anymore either, so we actually could put a few nicer pieces on the porch, too. We have it set up not only as a greenhouse, but a “family room” of sorts. Gave me a whole new room to decorate! (which every woman knows is an excellent excuse to go shopping LOL). I can go on and on, but I won’t. What I will say in summation, is what I have said every single time this winter that we’ve sat out there enjoying the porch no matter the weather: I AM SO VERY THRILLED THAT WE DECIDED TO DO THIS AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE FRONT PORCH TO BE DONE! THIS IS THE BEST INVESTMENT I THINK WE’VE MADE IN THE HOUSE SINCE IT WAS BUILT 9 YEARS AGO! Thank you Mike and Stacy! Sincerely, Regina Clark and Jim Rogers Dandridge, TN (on beautiful Douglas Lake) P.S. I have been showing it to all our friends and neighbors when they come to our house and HIGHLY recommend it to them, all the while singing your praises! Regina

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