High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

4 Benefits of Building a Sunroom in Your Home

Construction & Contractors Blog

When it comes to home remodeling projects, many homeowners wonder where to spend their money. Some maintenance projects, such as replacing an old water heater or upgrading inefficient insulation are a necessity over time, while other projects are designed to increase the visual appeal of your home or add more living space. If you want a project that will increase square footage while also creating a gorgeous space to enjoy, consider adding a sunroom to your house. These rooms are primarily constructed of glass, and have a number of benefits.

You Can Enjoy the Beauty of the Outdoors Year Round

Since the walls of a sunroom are primarily glass windows (and some designs may also feature glass ceilings), being in a sunroom gives you the feeling of being outdoors while still in a climate controlled room. It doesn't matter if it is a rainy day, the middle of winter, or incredibly hot. When you have a sunroom you can enjoy the beauty of nature just by gazing out one of the many windows.

Extra Livable Space

Adding extra livable square footage to a home is almost always a good idea. Depending on your wants and needs, your sunroom can be wired for electricity and be hooked up to your central HVAC unit, so in reality a sunroom could easily serve as a family room or living room if you desired. Some homeowners build smaller sunrooms that are used as a breakfast nook, while others love having the extra space of a sunroom for entertaining family and friends.

Increased Natural Light

Homes with a lot of natural light tend to feel bigger and brighter, and all of the glass windows used in building a sunroom let natural light flood into your home. Your sunroom will obviously be filled with natural light, but depending on the layout of your sunroom the light is likely to brighten up other rooms in your home that are adjacent to the sunroom.

Improved Health

Being able to enjoy the benefits of the sun when it is too cold or too hot to be outside is another benefit of having a sunroom. Daily sun exposure can help your health in a number of ways—it is known to be necessary for vitamin D production and also helps with sleep and mood. Spending time in your sunroom and being exposed to the light of the sun can help keep your circadian rhythms normal, while preventing forms of depression called seasonal affective disorder, which typically effects people who become deprived of natural sunlight. To add in your sunroom, talk to a professional like Sauer & Sons Construction.

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1 September 2015