It used to be everyone had to hire a contractor when adding a sun room to their home. However, with the ease of installing a sun room kit that is no longer a homeowner’s concern especially if you have a few skills. Building from kits is a very economical option for those skilled in construction so adding that additional room can be done at a much lower cost. You can find kits for both pre-built and pre-designed sun rooms via on-line searches, from your local builder or contractor in your area.
Before purchasing any particular kit, research various designers and vendor sources to make sure you are investing in quality merchandise. You can even purchase your own kit for a contractor to build from. Your ultimate decision to either build yourself or hire the work out depends on your projected budget and skill level of construction. Doing it yourself does require more than a basic knowledge about construction. It is best to hire a professional if your skills are mediocre at best.
Adding this all purpose addition very similar to sun rooms . You’ll find the expense just a bit less. The cost for materials is a little more and usually specialized glass is part of the construction cost. As with any addition done by the homeowner the real savings would be realized for the cost of labor. If you decide to do the work yourself make sure the manufacturer is a reputable company and they offer quality materials so your project goes smoothly.
Most sun room kits come complete with videos, screws, frames, necessary fasteners and design options. The windows for are usually custom made so that is a separate cost.
Thoroughly examine all materials upon delivery as you don’t want to run the risk of construction only to find you used shoddy or defective merchandise. Read all fine print to determine specifically what is included in your kit. If the pricing seems too low you may not be getting everything you need or the manufacturer is offering inferior products. Compare different offers on sun room kits from various competitors.
Before starting your project, measure the area where you are building. Take note of any leveling or grading that needs to be done. You want the area flat to ensure correct construction of your addition. You’ll need accurate measurements before starting your project. Do not use estimates as you will find yourself with an improperly constructed sun room. Stake out your measurements with string and wooden stakes. Once you receive your building materials you can be assured you have enough for your project. In the end you want a sun porch that fits your home properly and adds increased value not only monetarily but also increase value of enjoyment for your family years to come.
Costs can be greatly reduced in construction a number of ways. It certainly pays to be creative so you can maximize the return on your investment.