Sunroom / July 17, 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.
What guarantees do you have for yourself? Can you afford any mishaps or damaged materials? When your project is finished will it add value to your home or decrease the value of your home due to poor artisanship? These are the types of things to consider when thinking of building a sunroom or any addition by you. Manufacturers offer warranties they are insured and boned; their crews are licensed in their particular craft. If anything goes wrong or breaks they cover the costs not you and the value of your home will increase. In addition most manufacturers will have your sunroom built in a matter of a few days so you can begin to enjoy all of its hidden pleasures.
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.