With the economy being as it is (although there seems to be a significant pent up demand for home improvement and construction projects) frequently the process of obtaining financing is delaying things. We are recommending that folks interested in doing construction projects requiring bank financing start the process as early as possible. Contacting us early in the process helps homeowners get the information they need to have a smooth and predictable construction experience. We figure out the logistics, realistic constraints (like utilities, setback, structural support requirements, etc.) help with possible design ideas, provide plan resources, give free initial rough estimates, and then provide a realistic schedule for the project. By starting this process early, and getting the cost estimate the bank will need early in the process, you have time to shop for finishes and finalized the details, while waiting for the bank to work through the financing on their end. This article from ReliableRemodeler.com has some good information for those thinking about how to proceed with a construction project.
Sun room additions often can change the entire feel of a home. By opening up a space to provide full views of a great outdoor area, these rooms can not only provide a beautiful new living area, but make the entire home feel more open and connected to the outside. One of the main questions we hear about these projects has to do with the window details, and the impact of a sun room on the energy efficiency of the house. Here is a quick and straight forward article about the way to get a clear answer to these questions.