Sunroom / July 21, 2018 / Arnou Gabriaux
If your deck or porch is strong enough to handle the additional weight of a sunroom you can save a considerable amount of money by passing on the sunroom with a new foundation. Sunroom Styles And Windows Its roof is the defining feature of your sunrooms style. This is because all sunroom roofs which are not flat will require custom fitted windows and will therefore be more expensive. If you choose a sunroom with a conservatory split-level or vaulted roof you will end up paying more. The quality of the windows you choose will also affect the final cost of sunroom. But you will never go wrong in choosing the best windows your budget can manage because they will mean much lower cooling and heating bills over the long run.
But if you dont have a slab or deck already then you will need to decide on the proper location for your sunroom. You will also need to grade and prepare the area before you can begin construction. This obviously changes the amount of work that you will be requiring of yourself when installing your do it yourself sunroom kit. Of course you could always hire a contractor to put in the slab for a block foundation sunroom and then build the rest of it yourself. Choosing the Type of Do It Yourself Sunroom Kit When you are ordering a sunroom kit realize that it is usually designed for a sunroom that is not going to be connected to your HVAC system. If you want your sunroom to be heated or cooled by your existing system then that is likely not a project you will want to take on with your do it yourself sunroom kit.
Your sunroom manufacturer will probably recommend that if you expect your sunroom to see regular use you hook it up to your homes heating and cooling system. Any occasionally-used however can be constructed with an independent climate control system. Designing Your Sunroom When you are in the designing phase of your sunroom project your sunroom manufacturer will need information about the sun exposure of the location where the sunroom will be located. Knowing the sun exposure will let your sunroom manufacture determine the best kind of high performance glass to install in your sunroom. While your sunroom manufacturer will undoubtedly have a large collection of standard sunroom designs from which you can choose most sunroom manufacturers will be happy to create a custom design.