4 Must-Ask Questions Before Signing Off On A Patio Enclosure Project

Having a sunroom or patio enclosure added to your home can be an excellent decision, especially if you want to enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort in the process. Having a patio enclosure added to your home can also help to increase your home's resale value substantially. Before you choose a company to trust with your patio enclosure project, however, there are a few important questions that you should ask during your in-home consultation.

1. What Type of Guarantee or Warranty Do You Include?

In a perfect world, your new sunroom or patio enclosure will have no problems after it's constructed. In reality, however, it is not uncommon for small repairs and touch-ups to be needed. You might find, for example, that your new patio enclosure has a small water leak that is only noticeable when it rains substantially.

Of course, you shouldn't be responsible for these repairs; your construction company should be. Make sure to get warranty information in writing so you know you're covered for these types of common repairs.

2. What Exactly is Included With Your Quote?

Make sure to find out exactly what's included with your estimate, as well as what might cost you extra when it comes time to pay. For example, will the construction company handle the task of filing for and obtaining any required permits with your city/municipality, or will this cost you extra?

3. Will You Take Care of Landscape Restoration?

Adding an enclosed patio or sunroom to an existing home will generally require a lot of tearing up of the yard and landscaping around the home; there's no way to avoid it. Just make sure that the company you hire will take care of restoring any damage to your landscaping done during construction when all is said and done.

4. What Type of Payment Terms Do You Require?

Finally, make sure you're comfortable with the proposed payment schedule; most companies will ask for installment payments that may include an initial deposit, a second payment when the project hits the "halfway" point, and a final payment once everything is completed and you're satisfied with the work. In general, you should avoid any companies that want you to pay-in-full for the project before it even begins.

By taking the time to ask these important questions, you can ultimately select the right company to trust with your patio enclosure or sunroom! For more information, contact a company like Aladdin's Glass & Screen Products Inc.