No Home Show?
Hello Readers. This is my first article of the year and every year my first article is usually devoted to writing about the upcoming Home and Garden Show at the Convention Center. For the second year in a row due to the Covid pandemic the Home Show has been cancelled so I will be moving on to another topic.
For the last 2 – 3 weeks, we've had beautiful weather for work and our installers have already been hard at it. We normally have all the installers back full time around the middle of April, so to get an early start like this is amazing. Especially when we have such a busy schedule in front of us. While it is not abnormal to get some nice weather in March it is rare to have no snow or ice in the way which allows us to get our materials into the back yards so we can be productive.
Aside from weather (April to June we can lose almost a month to Spring rains), there are many variables that can cause delays. This just about drives us crazy when we have to reschedule jobs and shuffle the factory's production to keep the installers working every day. With our short building season, we cannot afford even one day of non-productivity. The installers will even work Sundays and holidays to make up lost time.
If you're considering a sunroom, what does this mean? Be prepared for a wait! We've been pre-booking jobs since last year so it takes time to catch up. If someone tells you they can install a custom built sunroom in 6 to 8 weeks, at this time of year, be careful! How is this possible, when virtually everyone in construction is swamped with work?
Although you might wait a little now, it's certainly worth it down the road. We tell people - up to about 15 below zero if the sun hits the glass, you'll enjoy that room with no additional heat (although our customers tell us they were in it when it was much colder). But in the summer (when the sun is high in the sky) the room isn't too warm, so you have a safe haven from the mosquitoes and the wild winds we have been experiencing.
If you would like more information about the benefits of a sunroom or a tour of our factory and display (265 Sutherland Ave.) give us a call at 204-940-3030. Tell them the Sunroom Guy sent you!