If you have been thinking about adding a sunroom to your home, you should consider sunroom kits.
The advantages to buying a kit versus building the room will be great providing you purchase the right kit.
There are various types so you have to be careful when shopping for kits to make sure you get the one you want.
You also have to bear in mind how you plan to assemble the kit.
Do you plan to do it yourself? Are you going to hire someone to do it for you?
Kits – What to Look For
There are some kits that have only the bare minimum materials and there are the ones with all the materials that you will need.
Full sunroom kits will have the master frame, the wall components, and the roof. The glass for the windows, including the tracking for a sliding glass door (if you want this type), and screen which has to be installed from the outside. The master frame will have all the pieces for constructing the window frames and door frames.
The sunroom has to be secured to the main home and if need be, a separation barrier installed. There are several steps to putting this kit together correctly so you will have a room you can enjoy.
Assembling Sunroom Kits
Another thing you should consider when you buy the kit is whether or not you feel you have the necessary skills for building a sunroom. If you are not a handy person you may want to enlist the aid of someone who is a little more familiar with doing this type of work.
If you have never done this type of construction before you may want to have someone on standby so if you run into trouble, you will have someone to call on for help.
Customer support is another very important factor when it comes to the sunroom kit you purchase. If there is phone support and it is during regular business hours, this would be a good time to start constructing your sunroom. In case you run into a problem that you need help with, they will be available to take your call rather than waiting until the next day.
The best way to start would be to unpack everything the night before, lay it all out to have it all ready and start your construction early in the morning. This gives you plenty of time to get started and also to make sure all the parts that are supposed to be there are in the kit.
Points to Consider
Choosing the right kit for your area is another aspect that you will want to be informed about when the time comes to buy the sunroom kit. Deciding on single, double, or triple pane glass will be based on your needs and the area in which you live.
There are different types of sunroom kits depending upon your preference and budget. The basic model usually comes in either an 11 x 11 foot size or a 14 x 14 foot size.
The framing is usually aluminum and the glass is normally single-pane safety glass. An insulated, aluminum roof with a white finish made of baked enamel is included with this kit.
If you want something with a few more choices, there are sunroom kits that have a choice of framing, double pane glass which can be tinted, aluminum roof system, and are designed to fit onto a concrete pad or a deck that you are going to convert to your sunroom.
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