General news

The National Sunroom Association (NSA) announced the winners of the 2013 NSA Design Awards at NSA's annual meeting in New Orleans. The 2013 Design Awards mark the ninth anniversary of the competition. Solar Innovations, Inc. of Pine Grove, Pa. won in the following categories:

Existing or Wood Roof Sunroom Above $50,000 

Glazed Roof Sunroom $35,000 - $50,000

Solar Innovations, Inc. was also the finalist in the Glazed Roof Sunroom Above $50,000 category for a private home.

Award Criteria

The National Sunroom Association Design Awards recognize excellence in the design and installation of sunrooms, solariums, and patio rooms. Over thirty-five entries of sunrooms, solariums, and patio rooms constructed in 2012 were submitted for this competition. All entries were judged on the basis of 1) aesthetic appeal, 2) how well the sunroom, patio room, or solarium enhances the architecture and natural surroundings of the home or commercial setting, and 3) its interior appeal and functionality. To increase the diversity of entries, all sunroom designs were judged by four different cost levels, as well as three different roofing types.