Sunroom / July 18, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
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.
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. There are many types of contractors ranging from kitchen remodeling experts to those who focus on constructing simple additions to the home. Get contractors who have the experience of working with zoning issues including lot coverage and setback regulations. Since the sunrooms are aesthetic additions to small spaces in the home exteriors so the contractors should know to make the most use of the small space.
In order to get a quote for the sunroom kit you want to order you will have to provide them with the measurements that you have selected for the design. This doesnt just include the dimensions of the sunroom itself; it also includes knowing how many windows you will have and where they will be placed. You will then also have to choose the materials that you want the sunroom to be built from and the types of windows that you want. Will they all be stationary or will they be movable? What kind of glaze will they have on them? If this seems like its an overwhelming number of decisions to be made dont worry; you can get a great deal of help from the sunroom manufacturers themselves. Many of them have online design pages that will walk you through all of the choices you will need to make for your custom sunroom kit.