The lead came in one
morning: "We are purchasing an Amdega greenhouse roof from England.
Would you build a room to hold it up?" The supporting room had to be
built to exact measurements since the roof came prefabricated, and there
would be no opportunity for changes once it was delivered. The room
itself did not pass the energy code, but there was an alternate formula
that used the window area of the entire house compared to the wall area
of the entire house. When calculated that way, the entire structure was
within code. Because of the weight of the roof, an engineer was part of
the team to complete the specifications for the steel to strengthen the
structure. Boxed columns and 2 X 6 walls were necessary to accommodate
the structural steel. The family now spends many contented hours in what
they call their "jewel box".