How to Build a Sunroom For Your Home

Exterior Of House With Conservatory And Patio

Are you considering building a sunroom? Are you running out of room but finishing off the basement is not within your budget? Do you enjoy the outdoors and wish to enjoy nature all year long in rain, snow, wind, or shine? Are you looking to do more entertaining in your home and want to create a space you and your guest can enjoy?

Why Build a Sunroom?

Do you have a green thumb and want to garden all year long?  A sunroom can provide you with all these benefits and more!

There are many benefits to adding a sunroom to your home.

  • A sunroom allows you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in comfort.
  • The fresh air and sunshine can help to reduce stress, and in turn, improve your overall health.

The extra space your home will gain can increase your home value and can be used in many different ways:

  • Build a sunroom to make a great space for a playroom, TV room, or exercise room.
  • As a space to entertain guests in any weather.
  • Bring your family together and use the sunroom as a bright and spacious family room.
  • A place to enjoy some of your favorite plants year-round.

What’s It Going to Cost?

To build a sunroom; is actually more affordable than you think! The average cost to build an addition is $40,256 to $59,260, while the average cost to build a patio enclosure costs $18,017 to $26,695 according to HomeAdvisor.com.

Where Do I Start?Build a Sunroom

When you build a sunroom, one of the biggest decisions you will make is choosing the type of windows to install. Consider a couple of questions before diving too deep?

  1. How energy efficient do you want your windows? You can get help to determine what efficiency level is best for your climate by checking out this window selection tool.
  2. How would you like the windows to open?

When you build a sunroom, there are a number of options for windows:

Fixed windows – will not open and are most commonly used in areas that cannot be reached or in a solarium.

Slider windows – two framed panes that move side to side, one in front of the other.

Double-hung windows – also two framed panes, but move up and down. Similar to what you see in most existing homes.

Casement windows – open with a hand crank. The entire window opens unlike sliders and double-hung windows.

Awning windows – similar to casement windows but turned on their sides providing a rain shield when open. Typically used at the top of the sunroom to allow warm air to escape.

Penny Window Can Help You With Your Sunroom

Once you determine answers to these questions you are well on your way to enjoying your beautiful sunroom! Take your time and consider all your options. Hire a contractor that will not only do the work but will help you weigh some of the decisions that come with installing a sunroom.  Penny Window has the experience and know-how to help you get the job done.

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