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DIY Sunroom Kit

Updated February 21, 2017

A sunroom can provide a warm place to enjoy the view of your backyard in the winter and a cool room to enjoy during the heat of summer. The sunroom is a simple project that you can accomplish in a short time with the aid of a sunroom kit. These kits supply you with everything you need to build the style and size sunroom that you want for your home.

Planning and Cost

Planning is the most important part of any do-it-yourself project. The first step is determining the size and style of the sunroom that needed for your home. The size sunroom that you choose will depend on the size of your home and the available space that you have to build the room. Measure the area carefully before you begin shopping for your sunroom kit.

Sunroom kits can be installed on a wall of the house or they can be installed on a porch that is already built onto the back of your home. When you are installing a sunroom on a wall of the home, make sure that the ground area is level.

You also will need building permits before you begin installation. Check with the local authorities in your area to determine the requirements before ordering the sunroom kit.

The cost of the sunroom kit will depend on the size and style that you choose. Select the kit that will fit in with your budget for the project.

Ordering the Right Kit

The businesses that put the kits together should be able to help you with ordering. Have all of your measurements in front of you when you are placing the order. The customer care representative will help you through the ordering process and help you to select the right kit for your home and current building constraints.

Building the Sunroom

The sunroom kit will be delivered with everything you need to build the structure. You will need tools to put your new room on your home. A tape measure, ladder, box cutter, pliers, hammer, screwdriver, wrench, level, saw, electric drill, caulking gun and square are the needed to put together most sunroom kits.

It is best to have another person help you with the sunroom kit. Most kits can be put together over a weekend, depending on how quickly you work. If the area is levelled and prepped before the kit arrives, the construction can be done quickly.

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About the Author

Luanne Kelchner works out of Daytona Beach, Florida and has been freelance writing full time since 2008. Her ghostwriting work has covered a variety of topics but mainly focuses on health and home improvement articles. Kelchner has a degree from Southern New Hampshire University in English language and literature.