September 13, 2011
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sunroom Conversion
Cedar Rapids, IA homeowner, Sandy Galer remodeled her worn out screen room into a beautiful new sunroom. The old screen room that was installed many years ago was very problematic. It was:
- Constantly dirty
- Wet when it rained
- Cold in the winter
- Hot in the summer
There were only 2-3 months they were comfortable using the west facing screen room. To try and combat some of the problems, Sandy resorted to hanging up plastic to keep the snow and rain out during the winter. Their room ended up becoming a “catch all” and was more of a storage area due to the lack of use.
Beau Butterbrodt, project manager for the Sunroom department at Home Town Restyling, Inc., had a consultation with Sandy to help solve her problems. After few hours of surveying the project site, Beau helped design an affordable option.
Home Town Restyling and it’s skilled in-house employees, ended up leaving the roof structure of the screen room and rebuilt the wall sand flooring. This included installing Energy Star Sunrise sliding windows, with Omega 12 glass, insulating the wall, and installing a full view steel security door. The flooring structure needed to be reinforced as well.
The current room wasn’t built to code, so new frost footings and floor joists had to be constructed. While this was being done, we insulated the floor with fiberglass insulation and enclosed the area under the deck structure to keep out debris. Lastly, a separate heating and cooling unit was installed in the room so it could be heated and cooled seasonally.
Sandy Galer’s home faces Twin Pine Golf course and has a priceless view. She now is proud to entertain guests year-round in her new all-seasons sunroom. A bonus area was created with a new stamped concrete patio that has her tiki torches and low level lighting creating an ambiance she never had before!
Sandy commented, “I have used Beau and Home Town Restyling, Inc for all my home improvements. From new insulated siding, to new replacement windows. The Sunroom is just one more project I trusted them to do and we have no regrets! I just love our new Sunroom and should have done it years ago!”
If you have a problem area in your home and are ready for a change, give Home Town Restyling a call at 800-397-0026 or use our FREE ESTIMATE FORM 24 hours a day.