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Why Choosing a Sunroom Contractor is Your Best Bet

Wed 22 Nov 2006 - 10:15

Why Choosing a Sunroom Contractor is Your Best Bet
By Andrew Caxton

The Main Considerations Before Choosing Your Sunroom Contractor

What can enhance a home, inside and out, better than a sunroom? Sunrooms don't just add extra family living space, but they also bring a view of nature into your home while you sit in a comfortable indoor environment. As soon as you start looking at the issue of adding a sunroom to your home, it should become apparent that the options available to those in the market number in the many. Finding the best sunroom for you depends on your home itself, budget available and your precise needs.

However, the issue of whether or not to use a sunroom contractor to carry out your work is something you need to bear in mind. To make an informed choice, you'll need to know the right questions and issues to raise with each potential sunroom company. Finally, you'll need to find a suitable list of possible sunroom contractors near to where you live.

Understanding Sunroom Construction

There are some companies that offer DIY kits, (or do-it-yourself sunroom installation kits), but you need to be aware that the skills and work involved in installing a sunroom are very different than when constructing one from scratch. Most kits are sold for building a sunroom on a pre-existing foundation, i.e. installing one - on a surface like a deck or cement patio slab. These are not meant to change the existing structure of your home. This means you don't have to check building codes or worry about other construction concerns, which is a good thing.

But if you need a sunroom built for you from scratch - as an addition to your home where the temperature of the sunroom will be maintained through your original HVAC system, this means that the natural line of your home will change. In this situation, you are looking at a true sunroom construction and you'll need to ensure you adhere to building codes and laws. In this case, unless you already know a fair deal about home construction and are comfortable with major building works and regulations, you probably want to look at hiring a sunroom builder.

Questions for Potential Sunroom Contractors

To choose between different sunroom contractors, do remember that you can ask any number of questions before you decide. This is a job interview, and you're hiring a worker to work on your home so make sure you make the best choice. Always start with basic questions about their experience and knowledge regarding sunroom construction.

Just as in a job interview you'd check qualifications, make sure you check their licensing, certifications, association memberships and any other legal or professional accreditations. The more professional companies or contractors will probably have pursued at least some of the available certifications available in your area.

Andrew Caxton is a reliable journalist who has published more articles on this subject for http://www.allsunrooms.com . A free online magazine that carries articles on house additions, and a guide on sunroom styles. Check his sunroom contractors list

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