Sunroom Installation Process

Sunroom Installation Process

The Sunroom Installation Process

Adding a sunroom to your home is an investment. So, naturally, you want to do your research before you pay money to make such a significant change to your house. This guide will give you a general idea of the process we follow during our sunroom installations in PA and Maryland.

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Sunroom Installation Process

Every good project includes plenty of planning. That’s why we offer a free consultation before doing any work on your home. And when we say “free,” we mean it — no sales pitches, conditional discounts or pressure to buy. We understand many homeowners have a goal in mind when adding a sunroom and we want to make sure we will meet your expectations. Even if you don’t know exactly what you want out of your sunroom, we can answer any questions you have to give you ideas. If you’d like to look into multiple types of glass projects, we can discuss them during our consultation as well. Just check the boxes for the products you want when you complete the online consultation request.

As part of the consultation, we will let you know what to expect from a sunroom installation from Garrety Glass. We can also answer questions like:

  • When should I install a sunroom?
  • How long does it take to install a sunroom?
  • What would my sunroom installation timeline look like?

To figure out the little details about the installation process, we may ask some questions of our own, such as:

  • Do you need an electrical hookup for your sunroom?
  • Will you use your sunroom in the winter?
  • What do you want your sunroom to look like?

If you don’t know an answer to one of these questions, no worries! That’s why we have consultations in the first place. Just think through what you do know you want before we meet.

We also understand that you want a contractor who knows what they’re doing. During the consultation, we can provide references and testimonials from our customers. If you’d like to see one of our sunrooms in person, we also have customers who can show you their rooms — just make an appointment with us. Feel free to ask about our company and staff’s experience as well as our 50-year warranty. If we can’t give you an acceptable answer, call our company owner — he lets every customer have his number so they’re 100% satisfied.

After we’ve decided on an exact project, we’ll give you a price estimate. As part of the quote, we also provide available installation dates. We want to provide you with as much information up front as possible so you can make an informed decision. By the end of the consultation, you’ll know what we can build, how much it will cost and when we can get started.

If you decide to sign a contract to have us install a sunroom in your home, we have a few preparations to make before we start the actual installation process. These steps help us build a sunroom to your exact specifications.

To make sure everyone is on the same page, we will first arrange a meeting with you, our installation manager and our design consultant. The installation manager will walk you through every step of the installation process. Meanwhile, the design consultant will help you choose your sunroom’s appearance and features. Throughout every project, we prioritize communication and we want you to have control over your room’s installation. We don’t end this meeting until you fully understand what the project involves and have satisfactory answers to all your questions.

Once we finalize the details, we measure your home to determine how much material we need to order to prepare and build your sunroom. One of our representatives will visit your house and take measurements in the area where we plan to work. Since we do this step outside, you don’t have to be home for us to measure everything. We’ll leave a notice letting you know that we have the measurements when we finish.

Sunroom Installation Process

After taking the measurements, we move on to arranging permits and inspections. We believe that you shouldn’t have to worry about navigating the red tape associated with these documents. So, we get that part of the process done for you. How long it will take us to get everything settled depends on your community’s laws. Zoning requirements, regulations and building codes will determine how quickly we can move on to the next stage. We’ll try our best to get approval as fast as we can, but we don’t have control over the waiting period. When we receive the needed paperwork, we’ll let you know and send you the bill to cover it.

At this point, we have a detailed plan and the permission to make it a reality. It’s now time to prepare your house for sunroom installation. The kind of preparation we need to do depends on your home. For example, we might have to level out the ground we build on and work with you to change your landscaping. Your sunroom will need a sturdy foundation, so we often need to pour one out of concrete. If you want walls on the house side of the sunroom instead of siding, we need to take it off. We will also make room for an entrance while considering electric wiring, plumbing and other types of infrastructure.

Sunroom Installation Process

During the consultation and first meeting, we’ll give you the most accurate timeline we can. You should have a good idea of how long the preparation phase will take beforehand. As we get things ready, we’ll make sure to disturb your home as little as possible. Any changes we make will have your prior permission and we thoroughly clean up after ourselves at the end of every workday.

After preparing your home for its new addition, we take some final measurements and order the materials needed. We work with Betterliving Sunrooms to get high-quality sunroom materials. Keep in mind that we don’t use kits — Betterliving supplies the materials we need and we use them to create a customized project that fits your requirements. Betterliving sunrooms have a 50-year warranty through Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company that can transfer to future owners of your home. In other words, we offer the best sunroom warranty you’ll find anywhere.

Betterliving will begin the manufacturing process once we submit the order. Both Betterliving and their parent company, Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company, have headquarters in Soudertown, Pennsylvania. That means they fabricate the materials only two hours away by vehicle and can provide a quick turnaround time. Once the materials get delivered to our location in Dallastown, we’ll stage them so we can make the installation as efficient as possible. We’ll then get in contact with you to agree on a date and time for installation.

Here comes the exciting part!

A few days ahead of your scheduled installation day, we’ll contact you to confirm our visit. Inclement weather can force us to reschedule, but we’ll notify you as soon as possible so we can choose an alternate day that works for you. And if something comes up on your end, feel free to let us know so we can work something out.

On the big day itself, we’ll send over our factory-trained installers. They work as part of our company team — we don’t use sub-contractors. These experts receive training from Betterliving to put their sunrooms together as intended. Since they understand each part’s purpose, they can quickly assemble them to create a sturdy addition. You can rest assured that our team members know what they’re doing.

Sunroom Installation Process


Sunroom Installation Process

What Our Clients Say About Us

Sylvan EshSylvan Esh ★★★★★ Awesome customer service! Quick turnaroundKaren WolffKaren Wolff ★★★★★ Had the pleasure of working with Garrety Glass. They worked with me to schedule and the install was completed in under the expected timeframe on 9/5/23- Blake & Scott from the Cockeysville location. Great service and expectation management. I’ll definitely contact Garrety Glass in the future.Response from the ownerThank you so much for choosing Garrety Glass, Karen! We’re grateful for your kind words and are thrilled to hear that our team provided you with great service and met your expectations. We look forward to assisting you again in the future! sam hsam h ★★★★★ Garrety Glass from start to finish was one of best companies I have ever worked with. They were always right on schedule, and I had zero problems with any work getting done. The craftsmanship is some of the best I have seen. They also had by far the best price of anyone. It your looking to get a sunroom I recommend Garrety Glass.Response from the ownerThank you, Sam! We’re grateful for your kind words and delighted that you had a seamless experience with us. Our team takes great pride in delivering top-notch craftsmanship and value. If you ever need any more assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out. debbie fdebbie f ★★★★★ Work done In a timely manner, good craftsmanship. Professsional and polite.Response from the ownerWe’re grateful for your feedback and are glad to hear that you were pleased with our timely service and craftsmanship. It was a pleasure working with you! Carol VignaCarol Vigna ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you so much for the 5-star rating, Carol! We appreciate your support. Zachary SheererZachary Sheerer ★★★★★ Anatoli and Scott did an amazing job. Our windows were installed fast and efficient and they look amazing! Thank you so much!Response from the ownerThank you, Zachary! We’re so grateful for your kind words and are thrilled to hear that Anatoli and Scott provided fast and efficient window installation. Your windows looking amazing means the world to us! Arlene DudaArlene Duda ★★★★★ Salesman Dan was very responsive to my needs and helpful in planning my screened patio enclosure. Kevin did a great job with the install and took care to address all my questions.Response from the ownerThank you, Arlene! We appreciate your kind words and are glad Dan and Kevin were able to provide you with excellent service. We look forward to exceeding your expectations with our people and our products. ellie pilatellie pilat ★★★★★ Everyone at Garrety Glass was so helpful and knowledgeable It was a pleasure working with them and the installersResponse from the ownerThank you, Ellie! We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for the opportunity to assist you. VICKI SAPPVICKI SAPP ★★★★★ Garrety Glass has installed a 4 season Sunroom for us, and we since added an awning. The products are of excellent quality. The installation of both products was efficient and professional. Our salesman, Jordan Merrifield is knowledgeable, personable and easy to work with. Garrett Glass is a first class operation.Response from the ownerThank you, Vicki! We appreciate your kind words about our products and installation. Jordan is a valuable member of our team, and we’re glad he provided you with a great experience. We strive to be a first-class operation, and we’re grateful for your support. Darren SnyderDarren Snyder ★★★★★ I purchased a retractable awning. The installer had to move the brackets after installing them in the wrong location leaving extra holes in the face cover, and calling the job done. I asked about replacing the face cover and the repairs were done without issue.Response from the ownerThank you for your feedback, Darren! We appreciate your understanding during the installation process and are glad we were able to address the issue promptly. Jim ViarsJim Viars ★★★★★ Mike and Paul were on time. Very professional and did a fantastic jobResponse from the ownerThank you, Jim! We appreciate your kind words and are glad to hear that Mike and Paul provided you with fantastic service. William RunkleWilliam Runkle ★★★★☆ Response from the ownerThank you William! We look forward to continuing to exceed with our people and our products. Glenn EstridgeGlenn Estridge ★★★★★ Installed motorized awning. All aspects very good.Response from the ownerThank you, Glenn! We appreciate your feedback on the installation of your motorized awning. We look forward to continuing to exceed with our people and our products. Sheri KaranSheri Karan ★★★★★ Blake & Dre were on time, professional and did a great job installing my new patio doorTimothy MegonnellTimothy Megonnell ★★★★★ Frank Stough, Design Consultant and Mike Furhman, shower installer had a fantastic team approach towards customer satisfaction! They both exhibited attention to detail, craftsmanship and creating an outstanding product.Response from the ownerThank you, Timothy! We appreciate your kind words about Frank and Mike’s teamwork, attention to detail, and craftsmanship. We look forward to continuing to exceed customers’ expectations with our people and products. Hannah AndrewsHannah Andrews ★★★★★ Mike and Paul installed beautiful new glass doors on our shower. They were very friendly and did great work!Michelle AlmoneyMichelle Almoney ★★★★★ Nick and Alika were the two installers. We had a large deck with several levels that we wanted to convert into a screened porch with an outside section. They sat down and went over all the options with us in an understandable and detailed way. The install happened sooner than we expected and they were on time, respectful of our property and kept us informed on the timeline and the progress they were making. I would definitely recommend them.Response from the ownerThank you, Michelle! Nick and Alika did a fantastic job with your deck conversion. We appreciate your recommendation and are glad that they were able to exceed your expectations. Cece MaroneyCece Maroney ★★★★★ Garretty Glass was great from sales to installation. We had a glass shower door installed in our bathroom. Dan was extremely helpful with selecting the type of door and the variety of options available. Mike and Paul installed our shower door. They arrived on time and were extremely nice. I highly recommend Garretty Glass for the quality of the product and their customer service.Cece MaroneyCece Maroney ★★★★★ Garretty Glass was great from sales to installation. We had a glass shower door installed in our bathroom. Dan was extremely helpful with selecting the type of door and the variety of options available. Mike and Paul installed our shower door. They arrived on time and were extremely nice. I highly recommend for the quality of the product and their customer service.Response from the ownerThank you, Cece! We’re grateful for your kind words about our team’s assistance with your glass shower door. From helping you choose the perfect door to the installation by Mike and Paul, we’re glad to hear that you had a great experience. We appreciate your recommendation for our quality products and customer service. Peter SchenkPeter Schenk ★★★★★ Everyone was very professional, from sales to construction. We highly recommend Garrety GlassResponse from the ownerThank you, Peter! We appreciate your review and are grateful for your kind words about our team’s professionalism. We look forward to continuing to exceed expectations with our people and our products. Mary Anne TillotsonMary Anne Tillotson ★★★★★ Garrety Glass is great! They are professional and courteous. Their work is good quality, and they are very helpful. I will definitely be back!Response from the ownerThank you, Mary Anne! We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for your support. See you soon! Larry BeanLarry Bean ★★★★★ We had a roof put unto our patio on 8/17/23. excellent work done by Colt and Mason. Great workmanship. Would call Garrety Glass again in the future.Response from the ownerThank you, Larry! We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for your trust in Garrety Glass. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us. Robert JohnstonRobert Johnston ★★★★★ The installers Kevin & JoJo were absolutely professional & courtesy at all times. I highly recommend this company for any projects.Response from the ownerThank you, Robert! We truly appreciate your recommendation. Kevin and JoJo are great assets to the team. I am going to personally let them know they did a great job on your project. Diane M.Diane M. ★★★★★ Not only did we get an excellent quality screened patio, but we were dealing with the BEST group of individuals. Gary, Wes, Kyle, Scott and Ryan were all a joy to work with. We couldn’t have chosen a better company for this project. Thanks for a great job and for the pleasure of dealing with individuals who still embrace professional values!Response from the ownerThank you, Diane! We appreciate your kind words and are grateful for the opportunity to work with you. Our team takes great pride in delivering excellent quality and maintaining professional values. It was truly a pleasure working with you on your screened patio project. We look forward to continuing to exceed expectations with our people and our products. Robert MummertRobert Mummert ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you, Robert, for the 5-star rating! We appreciate your support. Dawn SitkowskiDawn Sitkowski ★★★★★ I love working with the entire team. From Start to finish. The fi is product is amazing and we get plenty of comments on it. Would use them again.Response from the ownerThank you, Dawn! We’re so glad to hear that you love working with our team. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you again. Shirley WilliamsShirley Williams ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you, Shirley, for your 5-star rating! Jane HargadonJane Hargadon ★★★★★ We love out new retractable shade! We received great service and would recommend Garrety Glass to others.Response from the ownerThank you, Jane Hargadon! We’re delighted you love your new retractable shade and appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations with our products and our people. Tracy ATracy A ★★★★★ Mike & Paul were very professional and delivered a top notch product. Left the area clean and us informed on maintenance and cleaning. They exceeded expectations on product, Delivery, and cost!Bernie KnauerBernie Knauer ★★★★★ Mike and Paul arrived on time. They were pleasant and professional. Did a great job installing my new glass shower door. I was tired of having the old shower curtain blowing in on me.George WasilkoGeorge Wasilko ★★★★★ Mike F and Paul did an outstanding job with the installation. Highly recommended.Molly StagerMolly Stager ★★★★★ We love our new glass shower encloser installed by Garrety Glass! Mike F. and Paul were very professional and our glass enclosure is beautiful!!Ed HallEd Hall ★★★★★ Mike F and Paul were on time and installation went smoothly. Great crew.James BurleyJames Burley ★★★★★ From start to finish everything was handled very professionally. Mike F and Paul did an awesome job on the install.Pati SharpPati Sharp ★★★★★ Andy was wonderful keeping me informed and was very clean and tidy. The room is amazing 👏John YergerJohn Yerger ★★★★★ We had Garrety Glass install a new frameless shower enclosure in our master bathroom. Mike F. and his helper (I forget his name) were fantastic. They performed quality work and were very efficient. Mike told me he was a perfectionist and it shows! I highly recommend this company.OliviasHouseOliviasHouse ★★★★★ Maintaining our historic properties at Olivia’s House: A Grief and Loss Center for Children can sometimes feel like a full-time job…which is why we keep Garrety Glass on speed dial!!! Rest assured, when working with Ted, Jordan and their dedicated team, you are with trustworthy professionals, who CARE about their clients.Recently, Blake and Mike installed new windows in our Hanover Middle School room. The end result was an incredible upgrade to the center however their professionalism, expertise and customer service was equally impressive.Thank you so much!!!Ellyn GarciaEllyn Garcia ★★★★★ Mike and Mike were on time, friendly, and efficient. We could not be more pleased with our new shower door and the service we received from Garrety Glass from start to finish!Alicia & John NavratilAlicia & John Navratil ★★★★★ Mike F. did an excellent job installed our shower door.Cheryl TuckerCheryl Tucker ★★★★★ They built us an extra large 4season sunroom. Such great quality ! Beautiful!Response from the ownerThank you very much! It really is a large room. We appreciate the business. Amy TaylorAmy Taylor ★★★★★ Loving my new glass shower door! Worked with Frank (sales) and Scott (installation)…had a great experience with both, very professional and knowledgeable on their product.Kathleen BradleyKathleen Bradley ★★★★★ My porch window project was recently completed to my total satisfaction. The quality of the workmanship was excellent as well as the quality of the windows. The men who worked on this job, Blake, Danny and Gary, were very respectful to me and to my home. They were really a pleasure to work with. I couldn’t be happier with the final product and would highly recommend Garrety to my family and friends.Tim DossTim Doss ★★★★★ Great experience with Mike F, Anitolli and the Garrety Team! We finally have our 8 ft his and her dream shower with barn style sliding doors. Great quality and workmanship! Highly recommend! ThanksAmy HouckAmy Houck ★★★★★ Frank really helped make this process painless on our part. Then Blake and his team did a great job installing our new bow window. They were quick, efficient, and very professional. We are very pleased with our new home update!L. W.L. W. ★★★★★ Mike F. installed our new shower door. He was very knowledgeable and polite. He did an excellent jobJerome HerbertJerome Herbert ★★★★★ We had our master bath glass shower surround replaced. Mike F. and Scott arrived promptly were extremely courteous and well prepared. They were clearly experienced, knowledgeable and efficient. The end result was outstanding. Highly recommend! Thank you!Libby MillerLibby Miller ★★★★★ Mike F. Installed glass doors on our new Master bathroom shower. He did a excellent job, was friendly and professional. Thank you Mike.Jennifer DrasherJennifer Drasher ★★★★★ Garretty Glass recently installed new glass shower walls and door for our brand new shower. Mike F and Andy were very professional. We are very happy with the end result!PL HenryPL Henry ★★★★★ The Garrety Harvey Window is a good quality and value. The Window installation team of Scott and Alika were very professional and did an excellent job. 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To make a sunroom that will last for years, we need durable materials. That’s why we source our building materials from reputable companies like Betterliving. Here’s some further insight about the materials we use to create your sunroom.

Depending on the type of sunroom, you can choose different materials and colors to integrate it into your home flawlessly. We’re happy to discuss material options as much as you need to until you’re satisfied.

Whether you order a three-season or year-round sunroom, glass will make up the majority of the structure. We pay utmost attention to the kind of glass we install in the room’s walls. Our sunrooms have a 12-layer glass system that lets you get the most out of your new addition. These windows insulate the room, saving you money on heating and cooling while reducing environmental impact. They also have the durability to withstand weather and accidents so you can focus on enjoying your sunroom.

Betterliving creates their three-season sunroom structures out of durable aluminum. These components don’t need painting thanks to their baked-on enamel finish and the frames interlock for superior structural strength. Meanwhile, they use reinforced vinyl for their year-round sunrooms. This thick material insulates the room and has no visible fasteners, letting the sunroom blend seamlessly with the rest of your home.

We offer gable-style and studio-style roofs that fit your vision. Gable roof sunrooms tend to suit two-story homes while studio-style sunrooms look better on single-story houses. They have similar materials to the framing and paneling, such as vinyl and aluminum, that make them just as sturdy as the rest of the addition.

Our sunroom doors feature metal door wheels so they slide more smoothly when you open and close them. They also last longer than other types of sliding door wheels and are easy to maintain. A silicone-based lubricant can keep your door working just as efficiently as they did on day one.

Why Choose Garrety Glass?

At Garrety Glass, we work on a human-to-human level. We have high standards and aim always to improve, but that doesn’t mean we’ll use jargon and sales-speak around you. As a locally owned and operated business, we understand the area we work in. Only our own team members install our sunrooms, so they have the same accountability as we do.

Our team values communication, knowledge and honesty above everything else. That’s why we offer free, no-pressure consultations. We’ll answer any questions you have about our sunrooms and other projects and estimate a price and timeline. Interested? Use our online form to request a consultation today. Or you can contact us if you have a quick question.

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