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Do-It-Yourself Home, Porch & Patio Kits and Materials

Porch Screening Systems, Insulated Modular Walls, Modular Sunrooms,
Screened Enclosures, Aluminum Patio Covers & Window Awnings

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From Innovation to Transformation... Doing it yourself does not mean doing it alone!

DIY Applications Designed for the Average Homeowner!

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Frequently Asked Questions


A listing of helpful questions and answers...
 

We are committed to providing as much information as possible to our customers so that they can make informed decisions about their purchases. Below are some of the resources we have found to be of importance to our customers
 

Can I get a catalogue?

Unfortunately we do not produce a catalogue of our line of products. We work very hard to present complete information on our WEB site for each and every product we carry - many including a 'delivered to you' pricing. Where possible we also offer a printable PDF brochure on each product page so that you can print exactly what you are interested in, rather than receiving information on products that you do not want. All you need is Acrobat Reader on your computer.
 

What tools do I need?

Most of our DIY kits require what every homeowner already has... hammer, screwdriver, pliers. However on some of the more complex assemblies a more detailed list of tools should be available for the job. The following is not a comprehensive list, but will give you a great idea of what it might take to put together say, our porch screening kit... 4 ft. Carpenter’s level | Chalk line | Chop saw with a metal cutting blade on it | Cordless drill/nut driver | Masonry bits for drilling into concrete | masonry fasteners (if necessary) | Caulking gun | Metal file | Hammer | Screwdrivers | Drill | tape measure | Box knife | Gloves | Safety eye‐wear.

 
Why is it cheaper to pay by cashier's check?
Actually it isn't that it is cheaper. In fact the onset of credit cards has, over time, artificially inflated the cost of goods from widgets to groceries. The initial thought was that the retailer would cover the cost of credit card charges at the point of sale. However the way we use our credit cards has forced every single retailer in North America, whether you buy a pair of jeans or an arbor, to build credit card charges into their pricing strategies. Generally the charge to the retailer by the credit card company is between 2.5 & 5% of the sale (depending on which CC, your volume and various fees). It is a misrepresentation to think that the retailer can afford to simply absorb that cost, and perhaps even unfair, since the use of the credit card it a choice being made by the consumer. For example if the retailer is working off an 18% gross profit margin, a 3% charge by VISA on a sale is a 17% reduction in his gross profit. Therefore every retailer has adjusted pricing accordingly. Our offer, if you pay by cashier's check, is to put in your pocket what the credit card company would typically take from us.
 
How do I pay by cashier's check?

If paying by cashier's or certified check: Email us full name, shipping address and contact telephone number (for the shipping company to call and set a delivery time) along with the description and item # or quote # of that which you wish to purchase. We will follow up with an Order Confirmation, by email, detailing the sale and final cost including the 5% off. It will also have your order number and our mailing address. Print a copy of the order confirmation and mail it to us. We will notify you when payment is received and you will know your order has been sent to factory.

 
Do I get the 5% off when I use PayPal?
Unfortunately you do not. PayPal charges the same type of fees as a credit card company.
 

Can I call and get a "rough" quote over the phone?

The short answer is no. We do not provide 'rough' quotes. For each product that requires a quotation there are a number of variables that can swing pricing significantly one way or another. Therefore we are never confident in providing you the 'rough' number you need for your project. We encourage to you to go through the pages that help you understand what we need in order to do a quotation, provide us with those details and we will be pleased to provide you with a no obligation quotation that you can count on!

 

What is a 'local load requirement?"
Local load requirements are specifications set by your municipality that you are supposed to follow when building a structure with a roof. These requirements are given in a 'pound per square foot' and a 'miles per hour.' Typically these come into play when you are building something that is over a certain square footage and considered permanent by your municipality.  The idea is that the municipality requires that the materials you are using will satisfy the load requirement. We ask that you get these requirements (by calling your permit office) prior to contacting us for a quotation. We use these requirements to work backward and select the materials which satisfy the load requirement. Thinks like thickness of roof, size of beam, number of posts and spacing between posts are all a function of 'load.'

 

Are 'temporary' soft vinyl top screen rooms designed for winter ?

The answer is generally no. Most do not have an understructure (roof rafters that support the vinyl top) strong enough to take on snow loads. It is always going to be our recommendation that these types of rooms go up in the spring and come down in the fall - - in keeping with the manufacturer's design for the unit. Though we cannot recommend it, many customers do simply take the top off (cleaned, rolled up and store for the winter) and leave the rest of the unit up making sure it is secure against winter winds.

 

Can I clean the vinyl top of my screen room?

Yes! We would suggest, especially before you store it for the winter, that you use warm water and a non-abrasive grease cutting soap, like Dawn, along with a soft bristle brush to gently scrub the vinyl top. If you are doing this mid-season, simply put the top back on to dry in the sun. If you are storing it for the winter, be sure to dry it completely in the sun and roll it (try not to fold it) up for storage in a clean dry place for the winter.

 

How do I clean my clear vinyl | Mylar windows?

Use a soft cloth, warm water and a non-abrasive grease cutting soap, like Dawn. Rinse and polish dry. Do not use any chemical cleaners.

 

Does the insulated roof on the Four Season Sunroom and Hard Top Screen Room stay up year round?

Yes! The insulated roof panels are engineered and selected according to the load requirements for your area. This means they are designed to take on the snow and wind specific to your area. In both cases they are definitely considered a permanent installation!
 
Where are your showrooms?
We work very hard to present complete information on our WEB site for each and every product we carry - many including a 'delivered to you' pricing. Since we work with manufacturers in both Canada and the US and ship those products throughout North America, we do not maintain showrooms - not even locally. Our location(s) in Orillia are administrative only and we do not stock anything. Everything we do is a direct from manufacturer to you shipment.
 
Does Home Porch & Patio Inc. offer installation services?
Unfortunately, no we do not. The entire premise for our existence is to service the DIY homeower / handyman. We work with manufacturers that have put together a 'kit' format for their product and we offer these kits for sale throughout North America. As such, due to the sheer size of our market area, it would be difficult for us to offer installation services that we can confidently recommend. However, in our experience, it is not unusual for the homeowner to purchase the kit from us and then hire a local handyman or contractor to assemble the product.
 

Does Home Porch & Patio Inc. offer 'free shipping?'

If you think about it, there is no such thing as 'free shipping.' We kind of think of it as a misrepresentation to the customer. For your convenience, throughout the WEB site you will find various products already priced out and the pricing (unless otherwise noted) will include delivery to your home. In Canada, only applicable taxes are extra. The products that require a quotation, will also be submitted to you as 'delivery included pricing.'

The 'delivery included pricing' applies to the contiguous USA and does not include freight rate up-charges to AK, HI, PR or US Virgin Islands. In Canada this does not include freight rate up-charges to Newfoundland and Labrador, Vancouver Island, Nunavut, NWT, Yukon or other northern or remote areas. Shipping charges will be added for anything other than our standard methods of shipping and for stand-alone options. This 'Delivery Included' offer does not include unloading of said products and we would refer you to our delivery instructions page for further clarification.

Areas of limited accessibility will be exempt from this offer. It will be deemed the customer's responsibility to inform Home Porch & Patio Kits Inc. of the potential limitations of their geographic location and appropriate freight rate up-charges will apply accordingly.

 
What type of screening do you supply with the Porch Screening Systems or the Hard Top Screen Enclosure systems?
Depending on the size of the openings we will supply the standard 18 x 16 mesh count or the 18 x 14 mesh count (larger openings) fiberglass screening. The standard color is charcoal unless otherwise stated. Want to know more about screening? (Click here)
 
I've never screened anything before! How do I do it?
No problem. First, be patient. There will be a learning curve that may involve 1 or 2 initial attempts. Second, our instructions do offer some ideas on how to accomplish the task. Lastly, the following video, though it is not exactly our system, is a comprehensive tutorial on screening frames. Many of the principals apply... Screen Repair
 
Can I get financing for my purchase?
Yes! Home Porch & Patio Kits has partnered with SuperMoney to offer the best choices for financing in the home improvement market available today. Simple visit our Specials & Financing page at the following link on our WEB site...  *Finance Your DIY Project   
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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