Sunroom / July 20, 2018 / Onfroi Berger
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.
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.
When you are contacting the sunroom company remember to contact even the sub contractors like the foundation contractor framing electrical and drywall contractors. When you are interviewing the contractors you should ask their experiences in doing jobs that are similar to theirs. So you must choose a contractor who has the capacity to do multiple services on his own. Good contractors are quite proud of their reputation so you can make some additional enquiry by speaking to the previous customers that they have worked. When you are interviewing the sunroom contractors make sure that you ask for their instant plans. Its very important to know whether they are using standard sunroom designs or customizing the sunrooms to fit your needs. However another factor you should look for is the material kinds that they are using for different sunrooms.