If you are thinking about adding a sunroom to your home, consider the following:
The design of your home and the climate you live in will determine a lot about how your sunroom will be designed. Many homeowners want the height and airiness of an A-Frame roof, but these are more costly and sometimes require the addition of a “dormer” to your existing house roof in order to obtain sufficient height for the vaulted ceiling. A studio sunroom, or sloped roof, is the simplest design and can be raised with the addition of transom windows under the roof line. Sunrooms can also be installed under existing porch roofs.
The size, amount of insulation, and foundation requirements all have impact on both the design and the cost of a sunroom.
Most homeowners prefer walls of glass in the sunroom, using a combination of sliding windows and doors, but you can also add solid wall panels for privacy in part of the sunroom.
Sunrooms often extend from the kitchen, family room or master bedroom. The exposure to the sun and the time of year you expect to use your sunroom the most will help you determine where to situate your new sun room.
Once you think about all of these issues, it is time to call in your local sunroom dealer to help you design a sunroom addition that truly fits your needs and budget.