What to Know Before Building a Three Season Sunroom

A three season sunroom is a great place to relax and enjoy nature without worrying about the elements. Bugs stay out and the heat doesn’t penetrate the peaceful place. Before you launch into the building of your sunroom, there are a few things you need to know.

HOA Guidelines

Your homeowner’s association may have guidelines on the types of buildings and additions you can have on the home. Each HOA is run differently. Contact them to avoid hefty fines, trouble selling in the future or calling negative attention to your home by failing to follow their rules.

Year-Round Use

Depending on how often you plan to use the three season sunroom, you may be able to save money and construct it with less insulating materials and glass. However, if you plan to use the sunroom in the winter months, you may want to invest in additional insulation. Make sure it is suited for the environment and climate where your home is.

Dimensions Decisions

The size of the sunroom affects the overall cost of building it. You want to keep in mind the size of the sunroom you need and the amount of area you want to be covered on your property. Too much coverage could cause problems obtaining permits in some areas and detract from the natural beauty you want to enjoy.

Exercise Space

Do you plan to exercise in your sunroom? The design of the sunroom must account for how you use the space. Exercise equipment may need additional support for heavyweights or jumping exercises. Adding a pool or hot tub to include in the space requires additional square feet and other features to properly support. Decide ahead of time what all you plan to have in the sunroom.

A three season sunroom can be a wonderful way to extend the living space of your home. Relax and enjoy the view outside without the bug bites and weather bothering you.