Sunroom / July 20, 2018 / Onfroi Berger
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.
If you have an existing deck or slab then it makes sense to choose that location for the sunroom because it is already properly graded and prepared. In that case you can measure the deck or slab and get the proper measurements for ordering your kit. 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.
Sunroom kits are ideal for homeowners with enough do-it-yourself construction experience to build fairly simple home additions on their own. But you will have to do an honest assessment of your construction skills before ordering a sunroom kit because if you do a less than professional job you may end up with a sunroom full of drafts letting the arm air escape or the cold air enter. Youll pay for your bad work in the form of hefty energy bills and the odds are that you wont find your sunroom comfortable enough to use very often. What A Sunroom Kit Is But if you do some research on sunroom kits and are comfortable with the amount of work which will be required of you to construct one properly go ahead and draft a design of your dream sunroom and then look for the sunroom kit which resembles it most closely.