Begin your plan for a sun room or screenroom by setting goals, considering designs, understanding the construction process, knowing the benefits, speaking with a manufacturer, and considering the porch or patio enclosure options.
Patio Enclosure Location & Preparation:
What is the best location for a screenroom or sunroom? How much modification will my house need? Will I be mounting a porch enclosure on an existing deck or patio or will I be building a new one? Do I need a foundation? How will the enclosure fit and attach to my house?
Assembly & Ordering:
Are there many screenroom/sunroom designs to choose from? Who will be measuring and ordering the patio or porch enclosure? Should I consider a do it yourself sunroom or screenroom? Can I count on my family and friends to help? Should I hire a manufacturer or contractor to help with the steps I find difficult? Do I want to pay a retailer for the entire project? Should I consider custom sunrooms? Should I design a sunroom of my own?
Cost & Expectations: What is my budget for the entire patio or porch enclosure project? What are my expectations based on my budget? How will I pay for the project? Do I have or need financing options? How will a SunPorch addition affect my home's value?
SunPorch was designed from the beginning as a high quality ready-to-assemble screenroom/sunroom kit. Just take your time, follow each step in the construction manual and you'll be amazed at just how easy it really is! And when you need an extra hand invite your friends or family members to pitch in and help out. They'll find the building process as enjoyable and rewarding as you do!
Depending upon site prep and your carpentry skills, the time to build your own sunroom/screenroom can vary considerably. Many SunPorch owners have completed their project in a single weekend, others have taken longer. Just get your family and friends involved in helping and you'll be amazed at just how quickly the time goes by...& how quickly your new SunPorch is up and ready to enjoy!
The ready-to-assembly kit can be simplified into two components assemblies:
Step One is the assembly & attachment of the framing.
Step Two is the installation of the Roof & Easy-Slide Windows.
The frame for SunPorch sunroom / screenrooms has been designed as an easy erector-set type assembly. All parts have been pre-cut and most fastener holes pre-drilled so that the assembly consists of largely fitting parts together, squaring, and tightening fasteners. A high quality cordless screw gun will help facilitate the assembly of your sunroom or screenroom.
ROOF GLAZING: The roof glazing system has a strong, lightweight panel every 3'. Each panel runs continuously & seamlessly from the front eave to the top ridge. The panels are supported from the underside by horizontal supports and have an internal gutter and weep-hole system for complete weather protection. Finally they are fully gasketed on the top and bottom sides and secured in place on all four sides.
WALL GLAZING: The windows and screens of your sunroom utilize a secure flange system gasketed with a weather resistant sealant tape to insure complete weather protection. The mounting flanges are pre-drilled and attach with self-drilling hex-head fasteners using the provided nut driver. The fasteners are then covered with a snap on decorative cap.
SunPorch has been manufacturing high-quality sunroom kits for 39 years.
A quality sunroom kit has been designed & engineered to include the following:
The SunPorch sunroom/screenroom kit includes all framing, glazing panels, screen panels, vents, doors and hardware needed for assembly. Before you order your do it yourself sunroom kits and begin adding a sun room to your home, you need to determine whether you have the basic skills required and the time to take on the project. SunPorch sunroom designs are easy to assemble and the custom drawn sunroom plans are detailed and easy to follow even if you don't have extensive construction experience. Because every sunroom installation is unique and each jobsite has specific requirements, the following materials will need to be purchased from your local home center or hardware, prior to the assembly process.
The following tools are needed:
The SunPorch is a recreational outdoor living space delivered to your home as a ready-to-assemble, do it yourself kit and assembled in as little as a single weekend.
Our average 9 x 12' patio, porch, or deck enclosed sun spaces consist of 10-12 cartons, 50-135lbs each. Your order is delivered by truck to the curb of your home. To help facilitate the assembly of your sunroom/screenroom kit, sort the boxes and identify the parts, keep your materials organized and protected from the weather.
Your new SunPorch is delivered as a ready-to assemble, do-it-yourself kit. All frame parts are factory pre-cut for a tight fit and framing members have score lines to help align and square them as you build your own sunroom/screenroom. All window panels and screens are fully assembled with predrilled window/panel holes for easy alignment.
Our step-by-step assembly guide provides crystal clear directions through every construction step. The guide is well illustrated and gives you straight forward, easy-to-understand instructions. Of course, if you have any questions we are only a phone call away.
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