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Planning a Second Story Home Addition

Planning a Second Story Home Addition

Planning is the key when taking on a project that involves removing your roof. Before you plan your 2nd story, research what obstacles will need to be dealt with. Examples of items that need to be addressed are: Size of ceiling joists, can they support a 2nd story...

Building a home addition

Building a home addition

Besides providing your home with more living space, building a home addition can be a terrific investment. However, before embarking on building a home addition the homeowner should first consider several important items. These items include: home market values in the...

Things to Consider About Your Addition

Things to Consider About Your Addition

Additions are easy to build, but it takes good planning to get it right. Whether you want to build a family room, add bedrooms or a home office, or enlarge your kitchen, talk with an experienced renovator before you get too far in your planning. Professional...

Importance of Having a Plan

Importance of Having a Plan

With home renovation, the secret of success lies in careful planning based on a solid understanding of what you want to achieve. This includes having a clear focus on what must be included in your project as well as any other features you would like to include, if...

Renovating Your Home

Renovating Your Home

If you are like most homeowners, you may not be familiar with building permits or even aware that you might need one for your renovation project. Here are some of the ins and outs of building permits. Why do I need a building permit? Your home renovation must meet...

What is a Sunroom?

What is a Sunroom?

The concept of the sunroom evolved to solve the problems of the outdoors, enabling homeowners to enjoy the outdoors without facing fluctuating weather situations, seasonal issues and insects. Over the years, Craft-Bilt  has taken the idea of the screened-in porch,...

Evolution of a Sunroom

Evolution of a Sunroom

1) Post and Screen 1950s – Homeowners have long desired a way to enjoy the outdoors while eliminating the inconveniences. Back or front porches were enclosed by attaching screening material to wood posts. While homeowners gained seasonal protection from insects, the...

What to expect during installation

What to expect during installation

Your Craft-Bilt  sunroom project begins with a complimentary property survey to determine if your local city codes and particular building requirements will allow a sunroom to be installed on your home. If a sunroom is permissible, your local Craft-Bilt -authorized...

What is a “Thermal” Sunroom

What is a “Thermal” Sunroom

A Craft-Bilt  thermal sunroom is a room specifically engineered to help control the interior environment of your sunroom for maximum comfort during the seasons of use. The “thermal” protection is primarily provided by the type and amount of insulation within the wall...