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What You Need To Know To Install Your Own Sunroom

What You Need To Know To Install Your Own Sunroom

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August 15, 2007

There are tons of ways you can add a sunroom to your property.  While many sunrooms require major construction and some serious home renovations by a professional contractor, there are some options that will allow you the freedom to install your own sunroom.  You may want to install your own sunroom to save money on a contractor or other construction professional, but remember that there is a large amount of work that goes into even the easiest sunroom self-installation kit.

The first thing you will need to know is where you want to put your sunroom.  Before you install your own sunroom using a self-installation kit, consider the exterior of your home.  If you have an existing deck, you may want to put your sunroom there.  That way you don't have to worry about leveling the ground and creating a brand new foundation. 

Steps To Install Your Own Sunroom

While self-installation kits for a do-it-yourself sunroom come with all of the necessary parts needed for a sunroom, this may not be all you really need to build your sunroom.  Even with all of the supplied parts, a sunroom requires an enormous amount of work, especially for the weekend home improvement aficionado.  Often, construction will need to be done to your home, especially if you are installing the sunroom on an area that is not already equipped with a foundation.

Then kits generally recommend that you install your own sunroom at a pre-existing doorway.  That way you don't need to cut a hole in your home.  While this takes some of the problems of construction out of the equation, you will still need to closely follow the directions of the kit and use some professional grade tools to ensure that your kit is customized correctly to be weather-proof.

Before you begin a project of this size, consider your level of skill with tools like saws and drills.  If you don't have any experience with these things, hire a professional to install the sunroom for you.  By relying on a contractor, you could actually be saving yourself the costs of repairs after your mistakes are discovered later on.

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