Sunroom / July 25, 2018 / Nicolas Charlebois
Having a sunroom in your home will pay for itself not only in the amount of pleasure it brings to you and your family but because it will make your home more marketable in one of the tightest real estate markets in decades. Before You Build Your Sunroom Being able to afford the most expensive sunroom in the world will get you absolutely nowhere if your local building and zoning codes do not allow you to construct it. So pay a visit to your zoning board and find out not only whether you can actually add a sunroom to your home but also if there are any restrictions as to its dimensions and design. After youve been cleared for sunroom construction you will have to think about whether you are simply going to build your sunroom on an existing deck or porch or whether it will sit on its own foundation.
Otherwise youll be relying on fans and portable heaters or coolers to keep your sunroom comfortable. Depending on the climate where you live this may be just fine for you. Getting a Quote for Your Sunroom Companies that provide do it yourself sunroom kits have a number of standard sizes and types that they are ready to provide for you. These are the least expensive options because they are able to mass produce them and package them at a savings to them which they will then pass on to you. However that doesnt mean that you cant find the right kit for you and the design that you have in mind. If you find that the standard kits you can find dont fit the sunroom that you are looking to create then you can certainly get a custom kit created but you need to realize that it will cost more to do so.
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.