Sunroom / July 17, 2018 / Faye Savoie
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.
Sunroom kits are ideal for homeowners with enough do-it-yourself construction experience to build fairly simple home additions on their own. But you will have to do an honest assessment of your construction skills before ordering a sunroom kit because if you do a less than professional job you may end up with a sunroom full of drafts letting the arm air escape or the cold air enter. Youll pay for your bad work in the form of hefty energy bills and the odds are that you wont find your sunroom comfortable enough to use very often. What A Sunroom Kit Is But if you do some research on sunroom kits and are comfortable with the amount of work which will be required of you to construct one properly go ahead and draft a design of your dream sunroom and then look for the sunroom kit which resembles it most closely.