What Factors Influence the Cost of a Sunroom Addition?
By fiderioandsons Feb 22, 2016
A sunroom can enhance any homeowner’s enjoyment of their home, offering additional space for relaxation and entertainment. Even though sunroom additions are one of the most popular and cost efficient home remodeling projects, many homeowners are still unsure of what influences the cost of adding a sunroom to their current home. There are dozens of cost considerations to factor into your decision when you add a sunroom to your home. To aid your decision, we have crafted this post, which discusses several of the most important factors that impact sunroom addition cost.
How Big Will It Be?
The size of your sunroom is a determining factor for the project’s cost, and rightfully so. It’s important to consider the size of your dream sunroom beforehand—would are you hoping to build a smaller sunroom to serve as a sitting room with natural light? Or are you planning on constructing a larger addition that will serve as an entertainment room with multiple pieces of furniture and a large TV? Regardless of your plans, this much is true: the larger the sunroom, the more material and labor are required, both of which drive up price. Typically, the bigger the room is the higher the cost will be. However size is far from the only determining factor when it comes to cost for a sunroom.
How Many Seasons Do You Plan On Using It For?
There are numerous variations for sunrooms. You can construct a simple room without heat, and relax there for three seasons a year (maybe 2.5 if you live in Connecticut). If you want a sunroom to use during winter (making it a four season sunroom), you will need to add heat and consider upgrading single pane windows to insulated glass. Homeowners who are planning for a four-season sunroom construction must follow building code, as it will dictate how much insulation is necessary, as well as energy efficiency requirements. Fortunately, a reputable contractor will be able make the situation more amenable.
Yard And Home Exterior Conditions
If your home currently has an existing porch or deck that you want to convert into a sunroom, you could be at an advantage—of course the structure must be in good condition. Additionally, the terrain surrounding your home will help determine the ideal height of the room above grade. Typically, the higher above grade, the more costly, unless you need to excavate. There are various other considerations as well; you need yard space for machines and materials. Essentially, you must consider your yard space as well as your home’s exterior condition.
Who Will Be Working On the Project?
There’s no doubt about it: Planning and building a new sunroom is a complicated and nuanced process. Be cautious when you are searching for a sunroom contractor, as the least expensive quotes likely carry the greatest risks. It’s always in a homeowner’s best interest to hire a company that has extensive experience designing and building sunrooms. If you select a reputable company, you can expect professional designers who take the time to listen to all of your requirements and suggestions.
A Final Note to Consider:
Will A Sunroom Work With My Home?
If you want your three season sunroom addition to be financially feasible, consider this question: will the proposed sun room area receive at least four hours of sunlight during the winter? If so, it is likely that a sun room will work well with your home. You should still conduct more detailed research so you can optimize your sunroom for your specific climate, especially if you want to capitalize on heating potential.
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Your selection of sunroom windows in Connecticut should be based on how you intend to use your sunroom, how you feel about the climate, the side of your house on which the sunroom is located, and the time of year you intend to use it most.There are many types of CT windows, and each offers certain advantages. The most common types of sunroom windows are casement windows, awning windows, double-hung windows, picture windows, bay and bow windows, and slider windows.