Choosing the Best Sunroom for You

by Doris Arnold 07/02/2019

If you spend more time at home and wish to have a more expansive area for both your kids and their friends to hang out, then you need to consider a sunroom. You can turn your deck into a fantastic sunroom addition. Follow the tips below for choosing the right sunroom: 

Compare the price and value of a sunroom 

Make sure you get the exact cost of the project from your dealer. Also, consultants can give you tips on how to make use of your patio or deck for the foundation of your sunroom addition. Try to schedule an appointment with the consultant rather than asking for the cost over the phone. You cannot get the real price over the phone. It is essential that you compare the value of each product before considering a sunroom company.

Make an inquiry about the electrical raceways

To avoid living in a place where the electrical system is not up to code, you must be confident that the sunroom has an electrical system that meets the area’s coding laws.  The electrical raceways should not interfere with the sunroom décor. 

Check the roller wheels on the doors and windows 

The doors and windows are critical when building a sunroom. Apart from providing the outdoor feel, for complete insulation during the four seasons of the year, the windows and doors are required. The roller maintains the smooth operation of the regular-sized doors and windows while the big windows and doors need a steel wheel on heavy wheel tracks. 

Consider the Energy Star 

Energy star is a national program that is involved in the rating of energy products. The term "four season sunroom” means that the sunroom is suitable for use throughout the year. Some sunroom designs can earn the energy star. If thinking of buying a four-season sunroom, make sure the roof system is energy star qualified. 

The screen should be glare free 

Many screen companies will show you photographs of a screened porch and sunrooms that possess fiberglass screens. You should note that black aluminum enhances your outdoor view. When compared with fiberglass screens, black aluminum screens are stronger. 

Take note of the handles 

The handle of the sunroom's door should be durable and easy to use. Furthermore, the screen handles should be adequately sized and tightly fastened.

Get the right permits and inspection 

It is necessary you know the licenses that will be needed and how you will get them processed. Also, know who will schedule the inspection as laid down by your local building department. 

If you plan to add a sunroom to your home, follow the above tips for the best sunroom that will give you the value for your money.

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Doris Arnold

Real Estate is, if nothing else a people business. For me as a leading real estate professional, my work is not so much about buildings, contracts and inspections; it's about people, their dreams, aspirations and the most important place in their world- their home. I am a people person through and through. Simply put, people fascinate me... spend a few minutes with me and you can sense this unique attribute. I listen intently to you and most importantly, I have a genuine interest in what you have to say. Follow me around for a day and you will witness the powerful and positive effect I have on the people around me, whether it's my family, close friends, or a community acquaintance. Undoubtedly, you will see a caring and committed woman who makes a difference in people's lives. If you ask my past clients what they liked about working with me, some would say it was my business savvy and real estate expertise that impressed them, but most of them would comment on how much I cared about them. I really listen to what my clients want and do what I can to anticipate their needs. I always try to stay one step ahead and keep in constant contact. My clients know I am always working for them to keep them informed and up-to-date, and I have a highly organized way of walking my clients throughout the process of buying or selling their home that makes them feel confident nothing will slip through the cracks. I absolutely love what I do and I can tell you "I'm in The Business of People." What that means to me is that I have the privilege of helping my clients achieve their dreams. What that means to you is that you can count on me to care about what matters most to you because I make your real estate needs my top priority.