5 Tips for Buying a Sunroom

5 Tips for Buying a Sunroom

  Adding a sunroom is an investment, and as such requires research in order to make a smart decision.  Here are a few tips to consider when choosing your sunroom. Meet your contractor in person – Don’t accept a price for a sunroom (or any home improvement) over the phone.  A quality contractor will want to meet with you, measure the desired space, and give you a choice of materials.  If you are offered a price over the phone you will likely end up with a low quality product and questionable workmanship. Understand the foundation requirements for your sunroom – Sunrooms can be built on a code-compliant deck or patio.  You may choose to reinforce your deck or patio for added strength.  If you don’t yet have a deck or patio you will have that price factored into an estimate. Power supply needs – Protect your home by choosing a sunroom that is manufactured with built-in electric raceways that meet national code, such as Betterliving® Sunrooms. Screens – Make sure the sunroom’s screens are glare free as to not obstruct your outdoor view.  Black aluminum screens minimize glare and are stronger than fiberglass screens. Know your warranty – Choose a sunroom manufacturer that offers solid warranties.  Also check with your contractor to make sure there’s an acceptable workmanship guarantee. For sunroom inspiration visit our Pinterest Sunroom...
Choosing a Sunroom Style

Choosing a Sunroom Style

The type of home and the climate you live in will determine a lot about how your sunroom will be designed.  At Care Free Patio & Sunroom, we offer a 4 season vinyl and 3 season aluminum sunrooms from Betterliving.   All Betterliving sunrooms use tempered glass in their windows and doors, for strength and safety. The screens have standard three inch frames.  These can handle all of the opening and closing you can give them. The heavy duty roof will withstand severe weather conditions, and can be constructed in a studio or A frame style.  Our roofs also come standard with a built in gutter for a strong sleek look.  All the parts of a Betterliving sunroom are color match to ensure a uniform look to your new sunroom. Betterliving 4 seasons sunrooms offer year-round enjoyment with insulated glass and construction.   4 seasons vinyl sunrooms Can be heated or cooled for use in most weather conditions Utilize state of the art reinforced vinyl construction Have rugged 4-3/16th inch thick doors and windows Use argon-filled, Low E, double pane insulated tempered glass in all sliding windows and doors Give you a choice of color matched or brass handles Have UL® classified, easy access channels for wiring and outlets Are available in two architectural colors: Desert Sand, and White   Our most popular patio enclosure, the three season patio room is an easy, affordable way to extend your outdoor living season.   3 Season Aluminum Patio Rooms Fully engineered 3” extruded aluminum components that never need painting Interlocking frames for added structural strength Baked-on maintenance free enamel finish Color matched handles...
Is a sunroom for me?

Is a sunroom for me?

Quality products and craftsmanship are critical factors to consider when choosing a sunroom. After all, a sunroom is an extension of your biggest investment – your home!  All Betterliving year round sunrooms and patio rooms come with a 50 year manufacturer’s warranty – the best in the industry!   In addition to the industry leading warranty, here are some additional benefits to owning a Betterliving Sunroom or Patio Room from Care Free Homes:   Add extra space to your home Bring the outdoors inside Keep bugs out A place to relax; enjoy the garden Dining area Breakfast room TV / Music Room Family Room Game/Spa room Place for pets or plants Playroom for children, grandchildren Hobby, Crafting or Exercise room Place to read, relax, retreat and nap Place to work Entertainment area for special occasions, birthday parties or holidays Sunrooms are listed among the Top 10 Remodeling Projects in Remodeling Magazine’s annual report that compares construction costs with resale values for 25 common remodeling projects in 60 U.S....
Sunroom Interiors

Sunroom Interiors

So you are planning to add a sunroom, solarium or screen porch. Congratulations. Bringing all the light and beauty of the outdoors into your home is only half the process. The fun part is often choosing the layout of the interior, finishing details, fabrics and furniture.   While Care Free Homes won’t decorate your home, we can offer some great photos to give your imagination a jump start, plus offer considerations for finishing details on the inside.   Whether you are adding a small sunny nook or a large expansion to your living space….   See our Sunrooms Pinterest board!...