Author Archives: Sunroom

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Want to DIY Your Outdoor Project? We Can Help.

As much as we love building and installing your outdoor projects for you, we understand that sometimes…

  • You want to build your own project
  • You want something we don’t do
  • We’re scheduled too far out to meet your needs

If any of those are the case, we’d love to help as much as we can.

Our DIY Corner is now open and will give you access to materials for the things we build but also access to plan and blueprints for projects we don’t normally undertake.

I’m not just talking sunrooms, screen rooms, and decks- our normal projects.

I’m also talking about…
Workshops
She Sheds
Dog houses
Garages
and more!

Go ahead and watch some more HGTV and scan those Pinterest pages. Then see if we can help with your new project.

Just click on DIY below, and it’ll take you straight to the store. Check back often. We’ll add more products as they become available.


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What’s Your Best Tip or Trick for Home Repairs?

I’m inspired to write this post as I’m experimenting for the first time with Flex Seal tape on a plumbing leak at my house. I’ve never tried any of their products before, but I’ve always been tempted to after watching the infomercials. I’ll let you know how it goes with my fix.

I did use some of our roof caulking and Peal and Seal roof tape to fix several holes in my kayak. Worked great. It’s not pretty, but it works.

So what are some of your tips and tricks? Feel free to send me an e-mail back or you could post it straight to our company Facebook page. That way you can post pics, which is even better.

I’d love to see your unique uses for duct tape, epoxy, WD-40, or whatever.

There just might be a prize in it for the best one!

Dave, the guy with a roll of Flex Tape and a small puddle under the pipes


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Product Warranties

Below are the most current warranties for the products we commonly use.

Scan below until you see what you need. Right click on the image to download it to print or view in a larger format.

Please call the office with any warranty-related questions or if you’re not sure which products we used .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elite Roof and Wall Structural Insulated Panels

 

 

 

 


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Don’t Forget to Include the Tax Credit for Hurricane Panels

It’s the first of the year, and all the talk right now is about Presidents and vaccines. But don’t forget about hurricanes. They’ll be back in June!

I don’t want you to worry about them. Instead, I wanted to remind you that if you had hurricane protection installed last year, that you can apply for a tax credit on your SC state taxes.

For more info on the credit, click HERE.

For the form itself, click HERE.

If you need me to fill out my portion of the form, just e-mail it over or bring it by the office.

Have an awesome 2021!

Dave


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Update on Sunroom Window Shipdates

Just wanted to send out an update on vinyl window ship dates.

If you’re planning on getting a sunroom done BEFORE the next pollen season, get that contract in soon.

A project I ordered Custom Windows Systems windows for recently came back with a late February ship date. PGT Eze-Breeze is even further out into late March.

Even our new showroom windows are late in arriving.

If you want to protect your porch, furniture, etc from the pollen and spring rains, get with me as soon as possible to get the project rolling.

Dave, a guy who hates having to hose the pollen off his porch furniture just to sit down


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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale on Sunrooms, Decks, and Everything In-Between!

We usually get in on the Cyber Monday shopping, but Black Friday is kind of messed up this year, so we wanted to start our sale early. Even though it’s kind of hard to sell a construction project in an e-mail. I think I have it figured out.

Since we’re still only a few years past our 30th anniversary, I’m going to offer a 3% discount on anything for 3 weeks.

Here’s the details…

  • Sale lasts for 3 weeks ONLY!
  • This offer expires on Tuesday, December 15 at 4pm.
  • You get 3% off anything from a huge project to cleaner for your windows.
  • You have to sign the contract and give a deposit during the sale period.
  • Projects will be scheduled as we can fit them in. Based on your job I can give you a date once you book.
  • Print out this e-mail or show it to us on your phone to get the discount.

I hope you take advantage of this. I mean, it’s kind of weird for builders to run Cyber Monday sales, so be sure to jump in on it if you’ve been thinking about some work at your home. Depending on your project, this discount could be worth thousands.

Enjoy your holiday!

Dave

PS: We had a few questions about the sale, and I wanted to post those as well…

Q: What if I don’t have HOA approval yet? That’s fine. I won’t actually do any work until you have approval. If they say no, I’ll refund your deposit.

Q: Can I also add in other discounts, like veterans or a cash discount? For this sale, I’ll approve adding in another 1% for vets or all cash/check deals. That would be a total of 4% off your project.

Q: Can I wait until Dec 16 to get the sale price? Absolutely not. You gotta jump in before then. If you even ask for the sale price after that, I’ll add more to the job. Just kidding! (But I’ll def think about it)

Q: What do I need to do to book a job? All we need is a deposit and a signed contract so we agree on all the specs, and I can order materials.

Q: Can you do up a Christmas card for me to put under the tree to give my wife her new sunroom as a present? Not only yes, but definitely yes. These are really fun to work on. I’ll not only do up a card, but I’ll wrap it up as a boxed present.


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We Now Offer Rough Estimates Online

I wanted to let everyone know that we’re now offering online rough estimates.

We’re doing this for several reasons:

  • A lot of our clients are second homeowners and aren’t even in town.
  • Sometimes our estimator gets overloaded with appointments during the day. With online estimates, we can chain him to his desk at 5pm and make him do these online ones in the wee hours of the night. No worries- as long as we pay him and feed him regularly, he’s okay.
  • Our schedules don’t always fit your schedule.
  • It’s much faster for you.
  • COVID has driven everyone to offer contactless solutions as much as possible. We had already done this with payments and our actual work product, but all estimates were still done in person.

Be sure to check it out or recommend it to your neighbors.

Go straight to PriceMySunroom.com and all the instructions are there.

Thanks!

Dave Jr., the guy who eats Chipotle and Starbucks on those late nights in the office


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Where Do Tools Go When They Die?

I hate it when I break a tape measure, lose one, or accidentally leave one on a jobsite. When I do the latter, it always ends up being a jobsite an hour or more away.

I’m not sure what you guys do with your old or broken tools. Most people throw them away. Not us. We’ll place them in a bin for spare parts, have Billy try to resurrect it with new parts, or we’ll reuse them in some way.

Tape measures are like that.

We’ll use a broken one in the shop for years, or we’ve even been known to cut it into sections and use the tape on shelves for quick measure of scrap materials.

With all that said though, I get really excited when I get a new tool or tape measure. I just bought this Stanley Fat Max and am breaking it in today. Made in the USA with global parts, which is better than nothing. At least they were honest about the global parts thing.

I’m excited though, because I tried a different brand tape prior to this one, and the standout length on it was pitiful. Time to go back to what I know works.

Thanks for listening to me ramble on about old tools and tape measures. I’d love to hear your stories about interesting things you do with old tools. For instance, anyone got an old wheelbarrow in the yard that’s now a flower planter?

Dave Jr, the guy with the shiny new tape measure


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One of Our Projects Got Picked up by Michael’s

Something we don’t even do for income here at the business got picked up by Michael’s Stores for their Inspiration Wall, and I wanted to brag on the person responsible.

For those of you that have been by our showroom, you’ve probably seen our window flower boxes. We’re proud of them, as it throws a little bit of color into the industrial park and our large gray warehouse.

But there’s a downside. My flowers keep dying. We’re surrounded by concrete and blacktop, and we just can’t keep them alive. Frankly, I was getting tired of buying another $100 worth of flowers each month and spending an hour replanting everything.

Here’s a picture of the desert wasteland version-

So I cheated and bought a bunch of artificial flowers and turned it over to my crafty wife. Boom!

She redid the boxes, and I posted some pics on Instagram to brag on her.

Then Michael’s asked permission to repost them to their Inspiration Wall. This made me super proud of my wife and made her pretty excited about her flower design work.

She usually helps me out in the office, but if any of you want some great-looking flowers that won’t die around your sunroom, give me a call.

Dave Jr.


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It’s Time to Retire!

We have a big huge ginormous announcement about Ocean Breeze Exteriors!

Dave Sr. is retiring, and is looking to sell the exterior remodeling business.

Many of you have worked with my dad for years. That’s him up there on the right, leaning on the company’s first work truck. He started the company way back in 1987 when we were all much younger, and I still had hair. He’ll be 70 this year and decided it’s time to hand it over. It’s not only that though.

Many of you may not, but Dave Sr. suffered a minor stroke a month ago. He’s recovered now, so don’t worry, but it scared all of us. He eventually would’ve retired at some point, but the stroke was a wake up call. He’s got lots of traveling he still wants to do, so it’s time to pass on the business.

I wanted to announce this publicly because, as our customers, you should know what’s going on, especially if you have jobs in progress right now.

I want you to know that both me and my dad will be hand-picking the new owner and not just selling to anyone who comes along with some cash. We’ll be making sure they’re as qualified as we are to lead the company and pick up where we are. We also want to make sure you’ll get the same service.

We have lots of potential areas of expansion that are planned in coming years, so we also want to get a new owner in that has the energy to put those new ideas into action. As a matter of fact, we started construction on a new updated showroom just this month.

The area below will be completely remodeled as a glass sunroom. We’re also remodeling the workshop area to be more accessible to tours of our manufacturing space.

Now that the main announcement is over, I have something to ask.

If you or someone you know might be interested in taking the helm here, please give us a call or have them get in touch.

Here’s some basic info if you want to pass it on:

  • Our main product lines are sunrooms and shade (pergolas, patio covers, awnings, etc).
  • We average around a million dollars a year with less than a dozen employees.
  • We do over 400 projects annually.
  • There isn’t a slow season. We work year-round.
  • We do enough infrastructure and facility-related projects to stay classified as an Essential Business in disasters.

For anyone interested in the company, we’re running all that through our friend Kenneth Wells at Coastal Business Brokers. All financial inquiries go through him, but you’re welcome to stop by anytime to look around the showroom. You can find Kenny at 843-448-1090 or CBBroker.com.

Please check in with us if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Dave Jr.


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