2021 Sunroom Addition Rundown

2021 Sunroom Addition Rundown

Getting Some Sun

So you’re thinking of adding a sunroom to your house. Great choice! Elite Gutters and Sunrooms will be happy to help. But first you need to know what a sunroom can be, and what you’re looking to add to begin with. One important note before we begin: “sunroom” is both a blanket term for a related set of spaces and a term for a specific type of space.

Why Do I Want One?

There are multiple reasons for adding a sunroom, none of which are ironclad absolutes; and all vary from person to person. It’s possible you may already have decided you are most certainly going to be adding a sunroom; if so, go ahead and skip the rest of this section. If you aren’t sure whether you actually want a sunroom:

Sunrooms are transitional spaces connecting the inside of your house and the outdoors, while still being relatively accessible and protected from the elements. A screen […]

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Seamless Gutters vs. Regular Gutters

Seamless Gutters vs. Regular Gutters
Tired of having to constantly have your gutters repaired due to sagging, overflowing, or sealant wearing out? You probably have regular, sectional gutters. These gutters are made from several pre-cut sections joined together by sealant, and can have numerous problems due to this.

What’s the Alternative?

Seamless gutters. This type of gutter is durable and low-maintenance in comparison to sectional gutters, boasting increased resistance to leaks and damage. They’re made from one piece of material instead of sections, and as such, they have no joints or seams in which debris can be trapped. Hence, they are less prone to clogging. The lack of joints or seams is the reason for the increase in durability as well, since joints and seams are the weak points on traditional gutters, requiring sealant that only lasts a short period to keep the sections together. A less practical advantage, but still a present one, is that seamless gutters have a more sophisticated, […]

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Are Permits Required for Sunroom Builders?

Are Permits Required for Sunroom Builders?
So you want to build a sunroom. You may be wondering if you might need a permit. The answer is, almost always, yes.

How to Obtain a Permit

To acquire a permit for your own building, there is a large process you must go through. There are two ways of getting a permit: Do it the hard way (on your own), or hire a trustworthy contractor to do it for you. We’ll look at the hard way first.

The first step, before you’ve made any plans, is to consult the local code official. You’ll want to ask about regulations that might impact your sunroom plans.

The next step is to create the plans and design. This is a very complicated process that should be done by a professional in the field, and it is not advised to attempt it on your own. Keep in mind that any electrics will most likely require professional installation to comply with the […]

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Are Retractable Awnings Worth it?

Are Retractable Awnings Worth it?
Before someone invests in something like a retractable awning they most likely want to read up on it first. Retractable Awnings can be pretty expensive, and continuing reading this will help you better know the benefits, small buying tips, and the different costs.

A very large decision you will have to make when purchasing an awning is whether or not you want a retractable or a non-retractable awning. It really comes down to budget at the end of your decision. Most people would agree they would definitely rather have a retractable, but with certain budgets that could put you in a difficult situation. People normally end up having to just get a non-retractable because they cost less money.

What is a retractable awning and what do they do? A retractable awning gives you the ultimate experience you wish to have. In builder’s terms, a retractable awning is a flexible expansion that offers the comfort and […]

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2021 Retractable Awning Buying Guide

2021 Retractable Awning Buying Guide
Come here looking for advice on the purchase of your retractable awning? You’re at the right place! Here at Elite Gutters and Sunrooms, we are happy to help.

The Advantages of Retractable Awnings

Let’s start by looking at what’s so great about retractable awnings.
They provide easy protection for your outdoor areas, so when the sun is too much or the weather decides to rain, you can still enjoy your patio. No need to build an expensive and permanent roof! They also look great, adding visual pop to your home, and they can cool the indoors and lower air conditioning use when shading doors or windows. Best of all, they’re retractable, so when the weather is good, you can roll up your awning and enjoy the good weather without hindrance! Retractable awnings also last longer than normal awnings, since they can be rolled up when not in use, keeping them from wearing out.

Choosing Your Awning

Now that you know […]

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