Is Installing a Sauna a DIY Project?
What you need to know before you take up your rubber mallet
Published: 11/11/2011 04:45 PM
|As residential saunas grow in popularity in the United States, manufacturers are making their assembly easier for the average homeowner. People may love the idea of a sauna in their home but aren’t necessarily confident about building one. Today, saunas are largely pre-assembled and shipped in as few pieces as possible to minimize complications for the homeowner. But is it really a Do-It-Yourself project?|
|Manufacturers ship their sauna kits on one pallet and include partially assembled parts for your convenience. Although build time varies from model to model, two adults should be able to assemble a sauna in a day or less.|
|The tools you’ll need will vary greatly according to the sauna you purchase. Infrared saunas are generally very easy to assemble and require no more than a screw driver or hex head wrench. Traditional saunas require a bit more time and care, and in our experience, you’ll likely need the following:|
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|So, is installing a sauna a Do-It-Yourself project? It depends. If you're quite the handyman/woman, it's definitely doable and installing it yourself can save you money. Putting together your sauna can be satisfying and money-saving, but hiring a contractor may save you some frustration and allow you to sit back and relax during installation. There are advantages to both options and which one you choose will depend on your building skills and the time you're willing to put into the installation. Regardless of your choice, you'll have a sauna you can enjoy year round whether you build it yourself or not.|