Extended outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity in recent years and many homeowners are jumping on the bandwagon. If you’re on the market for some extra living space of your own but the idea of an exposed deck building or lanai keeps you on the fence, then consider getting a sunroom instead. A sunroom is an excellent year-round activity area that offers you the same amount of natural lighting and ventilation as any other outdoor living space, just with the “outdoor” part left out.
Our experts at Carolina Custom Exteriors draw on over 20 years of home improvement experience to offer the following tips about adding a sunroom to your home.
Sunrooms can be either pre-fabricated or custom-built. Pre-fab sunrooms sacrifice design flexibility for a slightly lower price than custom-built sunrooms, and we really must emphasize on that slightly. Our experts recommend maximizing the use of your new addition by choosing custom construction as this will provide you with greater control over how the final project will ultimately look.
Your sunroom isn’t really required to be connected to your heating and cooling system; however, you may want to consider giving it enough ventilation as these rooms can get stifling in the peak of summer. Additionally, you would also want to give it access to your home’s current electric loop so you have the option of plugging in some appliances while you’re relaxing inside.
As a full home addition, building sunrooms will need all pertinent local and city permits before your contractor hammers down the first nail. One advantage of trusting a professional for your sunroom construction is that they will often take care of all the necessary paperwork so you don’t have to. Moreover, your sunroom will also be subject to local codes and standards that only a licensed contractor will understand.
For all your home improvement projects and needs, trust only our professionals at Carolina Custom Exteriors. Give us a call at (828) 202-9988 or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC.