Friday, April 29, 2016

What to consider when adding a sunroom to your home - By JT Construction

Many people dream of having a beautiful sunroom in their homes but just don’t know where to start. They know they want more space, great lighting, and a feeling of being in nature. If this describes you, here’s what to consider when thinking about adding a sunroom to your home in Maine. 
  • Adjust your dreams to reality. Determine a budget, to get an idea of what you can get for the money you’re willing to spend, and build your design around your finances. Sometimes it’s better to aim low than to end up with a half-finished project. When you’re sure your design is perfectly balanced between your possibilities and fantasies, you’re ready to go.
  • Find a good contractor. Contractors will make or break your dreams, literally. We here at JT Construction would be happy to provide you with a free quote.
  • Don’t skimp on the quality of the materials. It’s always  a better option to spend a bit more if it gets you better quality since good materials make all the difference in a sunroom. For example, double-glazed glass offers durability, insulation, and glare reduction, and if you decide on the one with additional coating, you will spend more, but ensure minimizing the impact of ultraviolet rays and heat. But, not all of the materials need to be the most expensive to be the best choice. By spending more on glass, you can save by choosing vinyl for support beams instead of wood- it costs less, needs less maintenance and has great strength and insulation properties.
  • Think ahead. If you want to use the sunroom throughout the year, opt for a small gas wall heater, which could be used to warm up the room in the winter months. If you have an opposite situation and think that your sunroom could get too hot in the summer, you could install ceiling fans or add operative skylights. It’s important to customize your plans according to weather conditions in your environment, to avoid any unpleasant surprises along the way.
In the end, don’t let the cost or the work discourage you. Benefits of adding a sunroom to your house are many, and you won’t regret it for a moment. It will be your favorite place in the house for you and your family.

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