Capital Home Improvements is your fast, reliable and professional solution for sunrooms, awnings.
As our daily lives become increasingly hectic, the desire for a quiet, peaceful retreat to wind down and recharge the batteries at the end of the day is ever increasing. A screen and glass sunroom is the perfect addition for today's busy lifestyle – a modern improvement on yesterday's porch – allowing you to relax in the outdoors without being at the mercy of the elements.
A sunroom is a glass and screen outdoor living room installed on a wood or concrete foundation. It is also referred to as a patio room, solarium, patio enclosure or Florida Room. Walls of glass bring in sunlight, and protect you from wind, bugs, rain, and chill. Composed primarily of single or double pane glass, sunrooms should be designed to fit the style and look of your home.
Sunroom additions are a popular means of home improvement. They are an affordable way of adding space to your home. Sun-rooms let you enjoy the outdoors in comfort. Depending on the style you choose, your sunroom can be a 3-season or year round room, increasing the enjoyment and resale value of your home.
11 Ways to Enhance Your Sunroom Buying Experience
Capital Home Improvements sunrooms combine the beauty and relaxation of the outdoors with the comfort of home. A Capital Home Improvements sunroom meets all your recreational desires: sun, tranquility, fun and family. Your sunroom addition is obtainable today. Capital Home Improvements is the only sunroom dealer that will meet and exceed your expectations. Capital Home Improvements knows all home improvement purchasing decisions require good information before buying. This tip list empowers you to make a smart, worry free choice that will surely satisfy.
1. Look Before You Buy
A Capital Home Improvements contractor will gladly let you view our full size model sunrooms. We're confident our contractors' professionalism and commitment to safety and satisfaction will assure you that you're receiving the best sunroom services available. The showroom visit will allow you to unleash your creativity, letting you envision your ideal designs and decorations. Our contractor will gladly show you our impressive sunroom portfolio. Capital Home Improvements has a lengthy, proven success record of sunroom customer satisfaction. We'll show you our style options that will liberate your expressive side.
2. Get Your Free Sunroom Quote
Our courteous, professional contractors will visit your home to ensure you get a fast, accurate cost estimation. Our contractors will make the necessary measurements, and provide you with an exact dollar figure for your sunroom project. Additionally, we can help you design your sunroom with expert consultation that will make your sunroom gorgeous and functional. In-person estimates are very important, as over the phone estimates are often inaccurate and misleading. Making an appointment with our knowledgeable consultants is the only way to know an accurate cost estimate. Capital Home Improvements consultation is free and at your home to ensure quality and accuracy. Our sunroom experts will make measurements to give you a comprehensive, accurate framework to brainstorm what sunroom designs and options will best serve your needs. We'll also give you an exact quote, not just a roundabout estimation.
3. Always Ask About Ul® Approval
UL approved wiring systems are necessary to ensure safe, functional electrical systems. Make sure you confirm that UL approved wiring systems are part of your sunroom. Our Capital Home Improvement consultation professionals will answer any questions you have about UL approved wiring systems. We guarantee safe, industry standard electrical installations. Capital Home Improvements always guarantees safe electrical raceways in your sunroom. Our electricians are the best in Onondaga County, and will give your sunroom an ideal lighting experience.
4. Verify Roller Wheels On Doors And Windows
A sunrooms windows and doors give your sunroom character and quality. High performance windows and doors not only look great but ensure that your sunroom will be useable during all seasons. Rollers maintain durability for your windows and doors, and protect your sunroom for the long term. Steel rollers that operate on stainless steel tracks are ideal for heavy doors and windows. It's important to verify that these rollers are protected under the warranty. Capital Home Improvements warranty includes coverage for your window and door rollers. Our Sunroom windows and doors are excellently designed, using steel rollers on stainless steel tracks to assure that your windows and doors are reliable and able to be opened without frustration. Our sunrooms as a whole, and the parts that make your sunroom functional and fabulous, are all covered by warranty.
5. Ask About Energy Star®
ENERGY STAR® rates consumer products on their energy efficiency, and is a national program. Four season sunroom is a guarantee with ENERGY STAR®. Our heating and cooling installation lets you enjoy your beautiful sunroom year-round. Our sunroom designs have always met ENERGY STAR® eligibility standards. If you are considering a four season sunroom, be sure the windows and doors are ENERGY STAR® qualified in all 50 states. Capital Home Improvements exclusively installs ENERGY STAR® qualified vinyl windows and doors qualified in all 50 states.
6. Make Sure You're Protected with Insurance
When choosing a contractor, it is absolutely vital to verify adequate workers compensation insurance for the contractors building your sunroom. Sub-contractors often try to save money and go without workers compensation insurance. This could cost you an unimaginable amount of money because if a uninsured worker is hurt on your property, you could be held responsible for the legal liability. Capital Home Improvements uses only fully insured contractors, meaning the installation process will be worry free.
7. Glare Free Screens Are Essential to Any Quality Sunroom
Many companies will try to impress you with images of sunrooms and screened porch that more likely than not will include fiberglass screens. Black aluminum screens allow you to better embrace nature's beauty by improving your outdoor view. An additional benefit of black aluminum screens is that they're stronger than fiberglass screens. Capital Home Improvements uses black aluminum screens only, meaning you'll always be able to enjoy your sunroom.
8. Check The Handles
You've long waited to add your sunroom, so it's very important to you that you can use it frequently. It's necessary that your sunrooms door handles are durable and fully functional. Color matched handles with mortise locks not only improve your sunroom aesthetically, but ensure long lasting use. Check to see that your handles are full size and well fastened. Capital Home Improvements lets you choose specific handles and their colors to ensure perfect overall home décor.
9. If Sub-Contractors Are Used, Proceed With Caution
If sub-contractors are used, ask specifics on the extent of work they'll do. If sub-contractors are used for any part of your sunroom project, verify that they're fully insured and that the sunroom company you choose guarantees high quality work. Capital Home Improvements use workers who are experts in sunroom building,so you know the price you pay is fair and competitive. We will gladly answer any questions you have.
10. Don't Forget To Get All Necessary Permits and Inspections
Find out what permits will be needed and the format in which they'll be processed. Determine who's scheduling mandated inspections. Your local building department is responsible for establishing the guidelines for these mandated inspections. Our trained, profession project coordinator's will contact the necessary people and get all needed permits before proceeding with your sunroom's construction. If your neighborhood has a home owners association, you must contact them to ensure that Capital Home Improvements can perform your sunroom project.
11. Get Warranty Details
Always ask about the Manufacturer's Warranty with any home improvement project. Capital Home Improvements is an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, meaning your warranty is guaranteed to meet national industry standards. We will gladly answer any warranty questions you have.
A Sunroom Improves Your Home's Financial And Recreational Value
When considering the resale value of your home, a sunroom project typically costs less than a quarter on the dollar! The remaining 75 to 80 cents goes directly toward increasing your home value.
A sunroom isn't just a lifestyle investment. In its annual report that compares construction costs to resale value, Remodeling Magazine lists sunrooms as a Top 10 Remodeling Projects. A sunroom gives you vacation relaxation in the comfort of your backyard.
A Sunroom Investment Is A Unique Investment
Real estate transactions include the "cost recouped," value specific to a remodeling project. The cost recouped accounts for several factors, such as the homes condition as a whole, neighborhood home values for similar houses, and property value fluctuation rates.
A sunroom gives you the best of the outdoors with the comfort of a home. Sunrooms let you escape from it all without the high costs of a family vacation. Simply, a sunroom is an investment for your emotional happiness, as well as being a financial investment.
A home's urban, suburban, or rural setting affects the value, too. Additionally, the home availability in the surrounding area is also part of the cost recouped calculations.