With 280 days of sun a year, Albuquerque gets its fair share. But, how can one enjoy the splendors of a sunny day in the most comfortable way?
Jack Petry, owner of Sandia Sunrooms & Windows, recommends a straightforward and attractive solution: patio covers. “A patio cover gives you shade and relief from the intense sun. Especially if you cook out or just want to entertain outside, a patio cover really gives nice shade — it’s a great way to enjoy your backyard.”
Petry, who has owned the 20-year-old business for nine years, stays on top of the latest technology and styles to offer customers a wide array of choices to make their yard more usable. With both a GB98 builder’s license and an MBA, Petry brings unique and valuable insight to each job. On a recent visit to the attractive showroom, Petry was informative and friendly, showing new products in easy-to-understand terms for the layperson.
One patio covering option that is taking off in recent years is the operable pergola. “This pergola can give you 100 percent shade, or if you want some sun to come through you can adjust it,” Petry explains. Through motorization, the slats of the pergola can open and close to provide complete shade or let the sun shine through. It also offers some protection from the rain, when needed. “It’s become a pretty popular item!” Petry says.
Sandia Sunrooms & Windows also helps customers enjoy the outside in comfort with another popular item, sunrooms. These enclosed rooms use lots of glass for great views, with protection from the elements. “Sunrooms have windows that will open and close, so they not only provide shade, but also provide protection from wind and rain and dust,” Petry explains. At Sandia Sunrooms & Windows, customers can choose from a wide variety of styles and materials, including sunroom walls to enclose a patio under an existing roof, flat roof sunrooms and pitched roof sunrooms, and more.
For added enjoyment, Sandia Sunrooms & Windows offers insulated roofing materials, efficient glass windows, and HVAC systems. “Our HVAC units can heat and cool sunrooms. We have lots of options to make someone’s living space more comfortable and usable,” Petry explains.
For both sunrooms and the home, customers will have access to the finest windows in the business. “Replacement windows have many options,” Petry explains, “and energy efficient window technology has come a long way.” With new windows, from top brands such as Marvin, homeowners can save on utility bills and also enjoy a more peaceful space. “We’ve gotten a lot of comments from customers about how heating bills are down and also how much quieter it is — these new windows don’t transmit as many soundwaves,” Petry says.
Sandia Sunrooms & Windows has expanded into more home improvement territory with their sister company, Full Measure Kitchen & Bath. They provide bathroom and kitchen remodeling services at fair prices and quality workmanship. “One of the things that sets us apart is we use software to design a kitchen or bathroom that can show all the cabinetry and other choices a customer wants,” Petry explains. “We can give a 3-D rendering of what a kitchen or bathroom is going to look like, and send it to the customer.” The experts spend a lot of time with customers upfront to design their dream space and make sure to get it right.
One customer recently raved about his experience with Full Measure, writing, “Full Measure sent out an informative rep who showed me everything they could do with my shower, plus the price was great considering the quality was much better than what I was seeing. I went ahead and placed my order and a great crew came out and redid my bath and shower. They kept the work area clean and were respectful and did a wonderful job!”
Working with Sandia Sunrooms & Windows and Full Measure Kitchen & Bath is a pleasure from start to finish. When someone calls during business hours, they will always reach a real person, never a recording. “We have people dedicated to answering and making calls — we want to personally talk to everyone who calls us,” Petry says. And, throughout the process, Petry and the crew communicate with the customer and other subcontractors that may be needed. “It’s all inclusive — we provide all services and the customer doesn’t have to worry about finding electrical or concrete,” Petry explains. The business is also licensed, bonded and insured.
To get started on transforming your space, call the office and set up a free in-home estimate. “We will schedule a time to visit with the customer, see their home and show all of our products. We really have to see their home, measure sizes, make sure things will fit and work and specifically design it to their house,” Petry explains. “It’s a process that is very much tailored to each customer.”
Everyone is welcome to stop by their showroom to see the latest designs and materials. Stop by at 4380-G Alexander Blvd. NE, call them at 797-3535, or check out their latest at www.sandiasunrooms.com. You’ll be glad you did!
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Full Measure Kitchen & Bath
4380-G Alexander Blvd. NE