Sunroom / July 17, 2018 / Faye Savoie
Sunroom contractors are everywhere but the key to the success of building a magnificent sunroom lies in your scouring for the right sunroom builder. How To Find The Right Sunroom Contractor? Look out for a contractor who will be able to provide you with an evaluation of what needs to be done and how much the construction will cost for you. A detailed estimate will help you to decide for the raw materials and the entire cost that will be involved in the sunroom construction. Make sure that you select a contractor who is licensed and insured and had been conducting his business for the past 5 years and can provide you with references for the other contractors who will provide you with the best raw materials.
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. Choosing the Type of Do It Yourself Sunroom Kit When you are ordering a sunroom kit realize that it is usually designed for a sunroom that is not going to be connected to your HVAC system. If you want your sunroom to be heated or cooled by your existing system then that is likely not a project you will want to take on with your do it yourself sunroom kit.
Triple pane low e-glass windows are perhaps the best windows for sunrooms and will provide the best energy efficiencies. However double pane windows that are argon-filled will provide substantial energy efficiency as well. Single pane windows are the most economical but least energy-efficient. Another window option is single solex glass which is tinted green and designed to minimize heat absorption into the room. Solex glass reflects ultraviolet rays to protect skin furnishings and floor coverings. It is more expensive than other glass types. Window Treatments Window treatments for sunrooms are much like those for any room in your home. Plantation shutters are a popular option as are sunroom blinds.