Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) About Sunrooms

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) About Sunrooms

A favorite among homeowners, sunrooms are a great way to experience the outdoors no matter the kind of weather outdoors. If you are considering adding a sunroom to your home, you night have questions and concerns. 

Q: How much does a custom sunroom cost?

A: There is no one answer to this question as many things must be considered when pricing a sunroom addition. The price of a sunroom addition will vary greatly among installers, the market rate in your area, and the experience of the contractor. Additionally, the materials used to complete your sunroom will vary in quality and therefore vary in price. Some things to consider when pricing a sunroom addition include building code requirements, the foundation of the sunroom, and potential installation challenges. 

To get a specific quote, it is best to contact a local company specializing in sunroom installation for an in-home or virtual consultation. You may want to get quotes from two or three reputable contractors.  

Q: What questions should I ask during the contractor consultation?

A: Top questions to ask during a sunroom consultation include the following: 

  • What are the pros and cons of a sunroom installation?
  • Do you perform sunroom repairs?
  • What are the details of the warranty of the sunroom addition?
  • How long will the installation process take?
  • Do you have customer testimonials?

Q: Is a permit required?

A: Sunrooms are considered additions to an existing structure so permits will likely be required. Building plans are required to be submitted to show exactly how the renovation will alter your home’s structure. Your contractor should be aware of and obtain all necessary permits so you will not have to acquire them yourself. 

Q: Does the type of glass used in my sunroom matter?

A: Yes. Generally, insulated glass is recommended for new sunroom installations. Using insulated glass will help keep the temperature consistent in your new sunroom and will keep your heating and cooling costs down. Ask your installer about glass options during the initial consultation. Double-pane glass is the most popular type of insulated glass and is often considered a standard option. Other options include tinted glass that is designed to reduce glare and protect furnishings from UV rays that can easily fade fabric over time. 

Q: How do I choose between a sunroom addition and a standard room addition?

A: If you are debating between a sunroom addition and conventional room addition, the cost may be a deciding factor. A standard room addition is often an extensive undertaking, takes longer to complete, and generally costs more than a sunroom addition. If you want to still enjoy the outdoors regardless of the weather, a sunroom is a good, cost-effective option. 

Get More Answers from The Pros

For more than 25 years, Sunshine Sunrooms has served homeowners with expert installation and stellar customer service. If you are considering adding a sunroom to your home, the professionals at Sunshine Sunrooms are dedicated to helping you make an informed decision. The Sunshine Sunrooms team will happily answer your questions and help you create the ideal sunroom for your needs.

Call us at (972) 243-5390 or request a quote online.

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