Four Tips for Sunroom Construction Success

Sunrooms, when planned and budgeted for properly, can enhance your home in more ways than one—aside from improving your property’s look and functionality, adding a sunroom can also enhance its curb appeal. If you’re looking to add a sunroom to your home, here are some useful tips to help ensure home improvement success.

Location

Where your home is located will determine whether you need a three-season or four-season sunroom for your home. If you live in a four-season area, installing energy-efficient windows is a must to keep your HVAC costs low.

Size and materials

The size of the sunroom that you can have is limited by the space available on your property. If you want push your sunroom to its maximum possible size, then you have to be ready with the budget for it. Otherwise, you may have to compromise on certain aspects of your sunroom to have it fit your budget, and that’s something you don’t want.

Materials

You’ll want floors that can trap heat during winter, and the best floor material options for this are stone and tile. Soft floors such as carpets should be avoided as much as possible when building a sunroom, unless you plan to include a heat source in your plans, such as a fireplace or a radiator.

Work with a contractor

Adding a sunroom requires a certain level of construction expertise. If you don’t know your way around tools and building, you’ll want to work with a professional sunroom contractor to make sure the work is done well and meets local building codes.

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About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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