Kern County residents love being outdoors. One of the greatest things about living in Kern is our close proximity to the mountains, hiking trails, and beaches.
But there’s no need to go out of town to enjoy a beautiful summer day. With sunrooms you can spend all summer in a cool, private “outdoor” living space. For homeowners who want to bring the outdoors inside, they are the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of nature from the comfort of a cooled, well-insulated part of your home. We’ve all seen the beautiful sunrooms that grace the pages of home magazines, and you can have one too. Along with solar, sunrooms have become a popular home improvement feature for local homes and it’s no surprise why.
According to Jim Whittington, the owner of Elite Energy Savers, sunrooms are an affordable, easy way to add extra living space to any home. He said, “sunrooms can be used for anything.” Homeowners can “use them to house pool tables, weight rooms, pianos, wet rooms where kids can dry off after being in the pool, and even additional space for household pets.” Making them a versatile addition to any home. And an added benefit of sunrooms is that they can be insulated, so that no matter the time of year, you will have a comfortable living area.
Sunrooms can be made from a variety of materials, “including vinyl, which is a high quality material that insulates from the heat better than aluminum,” Whittington said. “We can install sunrooms that are fully insulated with a variety of window and door options. Our windows are made from a heat reflective, virtually indestructible, smart glass and our doors come in various options from sliding doors, to single or double french doors, to large doors that open from the center.” Sunrooms often come with a lifetime warranty, something you don’t get with a room addition or home remodel. Another benefit to having a sunroom?
The tax benefits. With a sunroom installation, homeowners pay taxes for a room enclosure rather than on a room addition, which would require a higher tax payment. Besides being a great investment and fantastic home living feature, many contractors offer a full pre-site inspection and take care of all the necessary permits. They even offer a variety of financing options to meet the economic needs of all types of homeowners.
So how does it work? Once the pre-site inspection, permits, and any foundational work are completed by the contractor, the actual installation of the sunroom can be done quickly because they’re made up of preconstructed panels. If you choose a company that also provides general contracting services, they will complete the necessary concrete and electrical work so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of hiring multiple contractors. So whether you want a gable room for extra entertaining, a room with glass ceilings to grow plants as an extension to your garden, or a completely custom design perfectly suited to your family needs, your sunroom dreams are within reach.