Sunroom / November 1, 2018 / Faye Savoie.
The idea behind sunroom kits is that you should be able to save money on getting your sunroom installed by putting it together yourself. Not only are you providing the labor but you are also cutting out the middle man in the process of building your sunroom. This allows you to save money on the materials as well. Plus depending on the do it yourself sunroom kit that you choose you can also save money on future energy and maintenance costs. First understand that the price of a do it yourself sunroom kit will vary depending on your homes particular situation. For example if you are choosing to build a small aluminum sunroom on top of an existing deck or cement slab it will be much less expensive than building a block foundation sunroom with more windows and wood framing.
Your sunroom will be built from the highest quality vinyl reinforced with aluminum. With color options which can complement your existing home color nicely? Betterlivings designs contain UL approved wiring systems for your electricity needs. (UL stands for Underwriter Laboratories.) and all Betterlivings windows have an Energy Star rating so you can be assured you have quality in your home and your new Betterliving sunroom (Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.) Betterliving has a presence on the web so look them up and visit a dealer near you. There are also several other manufacturers available to choose from so do your research and find the one that is right for you remember to research the web your local paper and speak with a few people that your or one of your friends or family members know that have recently built an addition to their home you will be surprised how much information you will obtain from just taking time to plan and research before you get this projected started and by the time you are finished you might even be a subject matter expert on sunroom additions.
If you have an existing deck or slab then it makes sense to choose that location for the sunroom because it is already properly graded and prepared. In that case you can measure the deck or slab and get the proper measurements for ordering your kit. But if you dont have a slab or deck already then you will need to decide on the proper location for your sunroom. You will also need to grade and prepare the area before you can begin construction. This obviously changes the amount of work that you will be requiring of yourself when installing your do it yourself sunroom kit. Of course you could always hire a contractor to put in the slab for a block foundation sunroom and then build the rest of it yourself.
You want to be able to get the most accurate quote available to you so you are not spending any more money then you have allotted in your budget. The ways to provide the manufacturer with this information is to take accurate measurements which is the most important part of ordering your sunroom kit. What type of materials are you looking for; there are different types of quality when choosing building material take this in consideration especially if you are working on a budget. What type of windows would you like to have in your sunroom? What type of roof would you like on your sunroom? Everything should be pre-planned for the most accurate and affordable quote depending on the material you choose may or may not alter the cost of your sunroom kit.