Initial Concerns When Building a Sunroom or Patio Enclosure
Homeowners should begin by
deciding the main purpose of their potential sunroom or enclosed patio. Either
type of addition can be used for various purposes, such as extra entertainment
space or a place to cultivate plants. To maximize sunlight, sunrooms and patios
are often oriented southward; however, this may cause the room to become
uncomfortable during a hot summer. As an alternative, homeowners may want to
install a cooling system or build the addition facing northward. For sunrooms,
another option is to tint the windows to limit UV rays and achieve a little
additional privacy. To get even more ideas for what would work best in your
home, ask the contractors you interview not only for suggestions but also for examples
of their previous projects.
Lastly, homeowners should keep in
mind that they will need permits before building the sunroom or enclosed patio.
In most cases, a reputable contractor will obtain the correct permits and have
a great deal of experience with all the building codes that must be followed.