Hiring any sort of contractor to work in or on your home is a very big decision. Besides the fact that there’s the obvious trust factor of allowing a crew of people you don’t know very well into the place where your family lives, you’ll also be giving them full rights to build or renovate the structure where you’ll be living for many years to come.
Of course, there are always different things to consider when it comes to building different parts of your home. Hiring a contractor for your bathroom will often be a much different process than hiring a contractor for your master bedroom. Today though, we are going to talk about building a sunroom and hiring a sunroom builder in NJ, and some of the things you need to know before you begin.
Tips for Hiring a Sunroom Professional
Make Sure You Choose The Right Side of Your Home
This should go without saying, but you’d be surprised at just how many people think more about the area of the house they want to put their sunroom, than the area that will actually get enough sun. Some people have made the mistake before of putting their sunroom in a place where the other parts of their house effectively block the sunlight from coming in. While it might still be a good place for them to hang out and relax, it won’t give them the amount of sunlight they are truly looking for.
Plan For the Time of Day You Think You’ll Enjoy Your Sunroom the Most
This might seem like a silly thing to think about, but it’s definitely important. You should think about whether you’ll get the most use out of your sun room in the morning or the afternoon. The reason for this is, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so if you want to use your sunroom in the afternoon and it’s facing east, you won’t get anywhere near the amount of sunlight you’re actually looking for. If possible, you can always build it in a way that has windows on the east and west side, as well as above the sunroom so you always get the maximum amount of sunlight.
Decide Whether You Want it to Be an Indoor Sunroom or a Porch-Style Sunroom
These are two very different things and will serve two completely different functions. An indoor sunroom is great all year round, as it’s basically just another room in your house that is able to get more sunlight than the rest of your house. Even when it’s snowing outside you should be able to enjoy it comfortably due to the fact that it’s been well insulated just like any other room in your house.
If what you’re looking for is more of a porch, then you can probably save a bit of money as it won’t be as well insulated. In fact, you’ll probably want to have screens over all the windows so you can open them up and enjoy a summer breeze. The difference is, if it gets cold where you live, you probably won’t want to use this porch-style sunroom in the winter months.
Tips to Hire the Best Sunroom Company in NJ
These are just a few of the tips that we like to make our clients aware of during our initial remodeling estimate meeting. Of course there are other things to consider, but these questions should get you thinking more strategically about your next porch, sunroom, or conservatory.
If you are looking to get some more sun in your life, feel free to contact us to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation so we can answer any questions and assess whether we are the right fit for what you’re looking for.
While we are located in New Jersey, we can provide sunroom design and construction services through our network of residential remodelers throughout the United States.