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Cleaning Tips For Your Conservatory

Victorian conservatories are among the most popular designs. They are chic and elegant and a perfect addition to many homes. Because a conservatory is made up primarily of glass, people often ask how to keep them clean.

Below you will find some easy tips for cleaning your conservatory. Before you begin, you might want to call your conservatory builder for an inspection. Conservatories should be inspected twice per year. Assuming that there are no repairs to be done, you can begin with collecting these supplies:

  • Bucket filled with warm water
  • Water Hose
  • Squeegie
  • Absorbent cloths
  • Grease fighting dish soap
  • Step Ladder
  • Scrub brush on an extension pole (for high places)
  • Bleach (to reduce algae growth)

Note: you do not need harsh chemicals. Warm soapy water will clean the conservatory surfaces. However, if you want to use glass cleaner, you can. It certainly is the preferred method for indoor conservatory cleaning.

Roof

Some conservatories have glass roofs and some have traditional roofs which are an extension of the roof of the home. Some are a combination of the two. You will need to use a step ladder and your telescopic pole to clean this.

First, spray the roof with clean water with the water hose and telescopic pole. This will remove a lot of debris and materials that have landed on the roof. Now you will see your cleaning surface. Use the cleaning brush on the extended pole (dipped in soapy water and ½ cup of bleach per gallon) and clean any mold, moss, or soil that is deposited on the roof. If the conservatory has not been cleaned in awhile, you may need to let the soapy water and bleach sit for a while before you hose it off.

Once you have cleaned the spots, spray the roof again with clean water. NOTE: Do not try to use a standard ladder to access the roof and do not try to climb on or sit on the roof to clean it. Use the step ladder to ensure you reached all the spots.

Frame

It is important to clean the frame as well as the glass. Your frame could be made of wood, plastic, vinyl, or PVC. The soapy/bleach water will clean these surfaces as well. However, do not use scouring pads or anything that will scratch the surface of the frame. If the frame is made of wood, you may need to apply paint once the wood is dry.

Windows

Cleaning the glass windows in your conservatory is easy. You simply need to start at one end and clean one panel at a time. You will spray the glass with your cleaning solution. Then use a squeegee to pull the water to the side of the frame and allow it to run down the frame. Of course, you can use a step ladder and absorbent towels to dry the water away and leave the glass sparkling clean. Repeat this process while working your way down and around the conservatory.

Inside

Begin with sweeping and dusting the room. Then use a pail of warm water with ½ cup of vinegar per gallon to wash the inside. Use paper towels or old newspaper to dry the glass. Agan, work your way from one side of the room to the other.

Completion of this task soon shows you that a conservatory requires less maintenance than any other part of your home. Keeping your room clean and in good repair allows you to enjoy your conservatory for years to come.

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How To Create A Pet-Friendly Sunroom

We love our pets. They are very much a part of our families. We keep them clean and healthy, and share our homes with them. A sunroom addition is perfect for the furry (or feathery) members of the family.

Sunroom Addition

Adding a sunroom to your home is a smart move on many levels. A sunroom gives you additional living space. You can add heating (and/or air conditioning) and use your sunroom year-round.

A sunroom allows you and your family to enjoy tahe beauty of nature while being protected from the elements. Enjoy reading in a sunny room, or snuggle with your dog during a rainstorm. Add to the beauty and uniqueness of your home and increase your property value. Click here for more details, see http://simplythebestconservatories.com/sunrooms/

Making your sunroom addition pet-friendly

Dogs and cats love stretching out and napping in the warm sun. The sun beaming in from outside gives your pet the perfect haven for this recreation. They are not bothered by fleas, mosquitos, or other insects that could make them sick resulting in costly medications and vet visits.

Plants

It is natural to want to put plants in your sunroom. That is one of its best features. Keep in mind that animals like to nibble on plants. You want to only use plants that are not poisonous to animals. For a list of pet-friendly plants, click here.

Dogs (especially puppies) like to dig in the soil. If you are using large planters, it can be a very tempting treat for your dog. You can train your dog to leave the plants alone, but it may take a while. Until then, dip cotton balls in oil of cloves and put them in the soil. This is a repellent to dogs and it will not hurt your plants.

Furniture

Pet owners often complain about the damage their pets do to furniture. It is wise to ask your supplier if a living room set is pet-friendly. Leather furniture is great for indoors, but to your puppy, it can look like a giant chew toy. Wicker looks wonderful in a sunroom, but it doesn’t stand up well to a cat’s paws.

Furniture must be easy to clean, durable, and it must stand up to snags and scratches. There are plenty of options. Be sure to provide a bedding space for your pets in the sunroom. Train your dog to sleep on his bed which should be placed in a sunny spot.

Pet Comfort

Remember, your sunroom feels like it is outside, but it is not. Your dog still needs to be walked regularly. If you have a doggy door that enables the animals to enter and exit the home from the sunroom, they will do well. However, if there is not a way for them to enter and exit on their own, make sure you provide a place for them to get water.

Decor and breakables

If you are decorating with a lot of glass or fragile items, you probably should not use the sunroom for the pets. Animals are curious. Things may get turned over or knocked off of low tables. Most cat owners know the Christmas tree is a cat magnet. Before you decorate, consider who will be using the space and make sure it is safe and comfortable for everyone.

Pets bring us a lot of joy and we want them to be healthy and loved. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your pet can enjoy your sunroom as much as you do.

 

 

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How To Keep Your Conservatory Warm This Winter

Conservatories are very popular. Families enjoy the sunny comfort of their yards without experiencing the discomfort of the elements. However, wooden conservatories are often abandoned in the winter months.

A properly prepared conservatory is usable in winter months. A few simple, yet effective measures can be taken to ensure the conservatory stays at a comfortable temperature. There is no more beautiful place to enjoy a winter snowfall, or holiday cheer, than your conservatory.

Wooden Conservatories

Wooden conservatories are among the easiest styles to prepare for winter. We are going to walk you through a few steps that will help you. These tips come from professionals in the sunroom/conservatory industry. You will see, you do not have to spend a lot of money to create a winter conservatory.

Prevent heat from escaping

Even in winter, the sun will shine through the glass and generate heat. However, if your warm air escapes it does you no good.

  • Check all windows and glass walls for drafts. Make sure you have proper sealant on the windows. Make sure there are no cracks that you have not noticed.
  • Check the space above and around the door to see if you need to add weather-proofing. Use a draft stopper in front of the door that will block air from escaping under the door. Use a product that is made for that purpose. Placing a towel or rug in front of the door will work temporarily, but it may get tangled when the door is opened.

Add Heat

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This sounds like a logical step, but often people do not consider the possibility. A conservatory that is made from a quality material can be heated easily and inexpensively. Some people add a space heater to the room.

A portable, electric fireplace is a beautiful addition to your winter conservatory. It is perfectly safe and adds a cozy glow to the room. It is especially lovely if you decorate the conservatory for the holidays.

Flooring

Many times conservatory owners report, their conservatory will not get warm. Upon inspection, poor quality flooring is generally the reason. Flooring that is low-quality allows cold air to enter from the ground. It is recommended that you install a good-grade floor when you build your conservatory. If you find yourself in the middle of winter and realize that your floor is the issue, place a thick rug on the floor as a temporary fix.

Sometimes the floor is a good quality, but it just feels cold. This is often the case when you use concrete flooring or tile. An area rug to cover the places you walk will take care of that problem during the colder months, and in the spring you can roll it up.

Blinds

Just as with your home, conservatories benefit from having blinds that can be closed to block effects of winter storms. A professional blinds installer can show you options to place blinds on the windows and the ceiling. This will take care of the problem of chills in extreme conditions.

Make it cozy

Adding (scented) candles to the room gives it a cozy feel. Place some fleece or flannel throws on the furniture to add warmth. Rugs, throws, candles, winter scents, and thick pillows give the room a “feel” of comfort. This allows you and your guests to enjoy every season in your conservatory and creates a winter haven.

These simple and easy fixes are all you need to make your conservatory winter-friendly. They are inexpensive and easily applied. If you have not had an inspection recently, call your conservatory contractor to inspect your conservatory now. You will be glad you did.

 

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How To Ensure Your Conservatory Has Proper Winter Insulation

Most people expect to have a ventilation system installed in their conservatory for summer. They expect this is included in conservatory prices and in order to maintain a proper comfort level, they are needed.

It is important to note that your conservatory is designed to be used year-round. The ventilation must be adequate for summer and winter months.

Why is a winter ventilation system needed?

If you do not have a good ventilation system in winter, the conservatory will have problems with condensation. This is excess moisture in the room. The windows and floors will feel damp or wet. Furniture is susceptible to mold and mildew. This can be dangerous to people who are very young, elderly, or people who have breathing problems. This can be very dangerous and could result in serious illness.

Note: if you are seeing signs of mold and mildew, do not use the room until proper ventilation has been installed and mold has been cleaned away or furnishings replaced.

WInter plants may die. Your conservatory will become a greenhouse and the temperature will be uncomfortable. Winter gardens are designed around a conservatory. Without proper ventilation, the room becomes too warm and the air stagnant. Winter plants will not thrive in these conditions.

Roof Vents

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The ventilation in your conservatory will consist of roof vents that open and close. How many vents you need is dependant on the size of the conservatory and the way it faces. Roof vents are opened and the air is pulled from the lower windows to the upper section of the conservatory. The continual motion of the air circulating gives you the air quality you need for comfort and to protect the integrity of the conservatory.

If the conservatory has low ceilings, roof vents (properly placed) will probably be all you need for circulation. However, if the ceilings are very tall, you may need the addition of ceiling fans.

Ceiling fans are common in a conservatory. They look nice and in summer months they move air providing a comfortable breeze. But, they are also great for winter use. By reversing the fans, the blades push heat down to help keep the conservatory warm. Cooler air is moved out the vents and this flow of air allows you to maintain a comfortable temperature in the room.

Inspections

Conservatory prices are not inexpensive, but they are a good investment into the value of your property. Like anything else, maintenance is cheaper than replacement. You should have your conservatory inspected twice a year. You should ask for an inspection just before summer (heat) arrives and just before winter (cold) temperatures dive. Adding ventilation is not difficult and it is reasonably priced. Not having proper ventilation is costly and can render your conservatory unusable.

If your conservatory is very old and if the vents are not in working order, you should contact a conservatory contractor for an inspection. They will explain the way your system should work, and give you a project price on correcting the problem.

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How To Secure Your Sunroom When A Winter Storm Comes

Sunrooms are great for many things. But, it is a pure luxury to sit in your cozy sunroom made of glass and watch the snow falling around you. What a relaxing and magical way to enjoy the winter days.

Create your own winter haven by adding an electric fireplace, some cozy throws on the furniture, and a thick furry rug for the floor. You can even use this room as your holiday room with lovely decorations.

Maintenance

Your quality built sunroom or conservatory room is made to withstand nature. Winter storms are not a problem for them. However, just like any other part of your home, they regular inspections and minor repairs are needed to maintain the integrity of the sunroom.

Contact your contractor at Simply The Best Conservatories to schedule your annual winter maintenance check before winter hits with full force.

Things to look for

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Here are some common issues you can look for. Of course, your contractor will check the room for you, but if you notice any of these problems, it is a good idea to let them know of your concern so they can come prepared to make repairs.

  • Drafts
    • When you are enjoying the room, do you ever feel a draft or an occasional coolness pass over you? Have you ever noticed candles in the room burning as if they are being blown gently to one side? If so, there is a draft. It can be caused by a leaking window seal, worn weather stripping around the door, or maybe a crack or gap in the room that is not easily seen.
  • Gaps in the roof
    • Over time, roofs age and they are exposed to wind, rain, heat, and ice. So it is reasonable to expect there could be a gap in the roof. This is just a small place where the roof has pulled away from how it was installed. Even if it is small, rain and snow enter the gap. In the winter the moisture freezes and this can cause damage to the roof. You may notice a drip when the sun shines on the gap. Even if your gutters are working properly and kept clean, there should not be a drip coming from them without reason. This is a minor repair. Left unattended, it will not remain minor. Make sure the roof is checked for gaps annually.
  • Branches
    • One of the most common causes of winter damage of a sunroom comes from falling or blowing branches. Check the trees near your sunroom. Are there any branches that are dead? Are there branches that are near the room so that a hard wind could blow them into the glass? Check your property for branches that need to be pruned. Remove branches that are dead or dying so they will not break loose in a wind and hit your room.
  • Things in the yard
    • If there are patio sets, toys, playhouses, and other things in your yard, put them away for winter. If there is a swing set for the children, it is simple enough to leave the frame but remove the swings so they cannot be blown into the sunroom in a winter storm. Even something as minor as a patio table can be overturned if the weather turns ugly. Police the area and remove items that are near the sunroom.
  • Water source
    • If you have a water source near the sunroom, like an outdoor faucet, be sure to wrap it with a proper winterizing material. A frozen pipe could burst and that is a hard thing to fix. You do not want that kind of damage near your sunroom. It is easily prevented.

Simply the best conservatories are industry leaders. They can inspect your sunroom or conservatory and make any repairs before winter arrives. Click here for more information: http://simplythebestconservatories.com/conservatories/

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How To Decorate Your Sunroom For The Holidays

There is nothing more beautiful than a sunroom that is decorated for winter holidays. It is like looking into a life-size holiday card. However, before you begin this is the best time to take care of any sunroom repairs that are needed for the winter season.

Sunroom Repairs and Maintenance

Sunrooms are just like any other room in a home. Over time, life happens which causes minor issues. Taking care of minor problems ensures they stay minor. It is less costly to make a repair in the early stages. Before you begin your holiday decorations, consider calling your sunroom contractor to have your sunroom inspected. Here are a few common issues to look for:

  • Broken or cracked windows
  • Broken window latches
  • Leaking window seals
  • Aging or damaged flooring
  • Aging caulking allowing for air leaks
  • Storm damage
  • Bent or cracked frames

Once you know that your sunroom is in good repair, you can proceed with your holiday decorations.

Decorating

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When you decorate your sunroom for the holidays, there are a couple of ways you can go about it. You can do the traditional decor. This would include stringing twinkling lights around the room so that they twinkle around the top of the windows. The hanging clear lights give the entire room a magical look.

You can add a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments. A beautiful tree skirt is a good addition, and making the skirt large enough that it can easily accommodate under a toy train track gives you the option of the old-fashion favorite of the toy train that runs around the floor beneath the tree.

Theme Room

Another alternative that is beautiful is giving the entire room a holiday theme. Hang green wreaths with a ribbon around the main glass wall. Stagger the lengths of the ribbon so that every other wreath is slightly lower than the one next to it.

Place holiday throws around the furniture. Add some plush throw pillows. A big faux fur rug is a nice touch.

If you do not already have one, place an electric fireplace in the room. The glow of the illusion of open flame adds warmth and beauty. Decorate the mantel with garland, candles, or laces filled with glass ornaments.

Combine the two

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You can combine these two looks by decorating the theme room and them adding the decorated tree to the center of the window or in the corner near the fireplace. If you do this, hang one large wreath on the door and eliminate the others. Also, use twinkling lights that do not hang down but string along the top of the window. This keeps you from having too much. For more ideas, click here.

End of season

With a theme room, you can keep the look through the winter by simply using throws and pillows of color without holiday scenes. After the holidays remove the tree, lights, and wreath. Leave the fireplace, throws, pillows, and rug.

Place a set of skis in the corner or a set of ice skates near the door. This gives the room a winter scene that is appropriate until spring.

Enjoying your sunroom through the holiday season is a luxury. It is a beautiful way to stay warm and enjoy panoramic views of snow outside. So, grab a cup of hot chocolate and head for your holiday oasis. Happy Holidays!

8 Important Benefits Of Pool Enclosures

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There is no doubt that owning a pool is a wonderful thing. They are beautiful and add to your property value. They are a great source of exercise, a focal point for friendly gatherings, and way to reduce stress in your life. Below we will go deeper into enclosing your pool is a very wise decision.

What are Pool Enclosures?

pool enclosure is much like a conservatory for your pool area. It is a room made primarily of glass and that covers the entire pool area. This allows the sunshine in while protecting the swimmer. They are built in various designs and can be built to accommodate a diving board or lower to keep temperatures stable.

Benefits of building a pool enclosure

  • Access
    • You can enjoy your pool all year. The elements are kept away from the pool. You can have temperature control equipment installed with the enclosure.
  • Safety
    • Having a pool enclosure ensures that children cannot get in the pool without an adult. This is an incentive that everyone should consider. When a pool owner is away from home, children will sometimes try to sneak in for a swim. This is one headache you will not have. You are in control of who has access to the pool.
  • Value
    • Owning a pool in itself is not always a value to your home. If the pool is not enclosed, it cost a lot more to ensure the property. However, the addition of the pool enclosure removes that risk. Insurance is affordable and the property value rises.

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  • Cleaning
    • The worse part of being a pool owner is the constant battle of keeping objects out of the pool. When the pool is enclosed, leaves, sticks, bugs, and debris cannot blow into the water. Your pool stays clean and ready to use.
    • Cost-effective
      • A pool enclosure lowers the amount of pool water that evaporates in the sun. The sun maintains your water temperature, but you do not lose it. This also lowers the growth rate of algae. All around you save on water costs, chemical costs, and maintenance costs.
  • Fewer chemicals
    • The cleanliness of the water has a direct effect on the number of chemicals you will need. This makes keeping your pool in order more efficient.
  • Protecting the pool
    • The pool enclosure protects the pool. Storms bring high winds, hail, blowing branches and trash everywhere. Your pool is safe inside the enclosure. Nothing can be blown into the pool which could go into the filtering system, causing damage.
  • Growth of the property
    • You can have a pool enclosure built to specifications. It can be any shape and size. You can have the room built large enough to include a hot tub or spa that you plan to get in the future. It is a beautiful addition to the property that grows with your need.
  • Protection from the sun
    • Direct sunshine is a dangerous risk to the skin. Sunscreen helps but it does not last forever. With a pool enclosure, the sun warms the room but does not shine directly on your skin. This is a major health benefit for sun lovers.

    Adding a pool enclosure adds value to your home, extends the life of the pool, and prevents accidents involving curious children. Owning a pool is a luxury many people never attain. Get the full benefit of your pool by adding a beautiful pool enclosure.

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5 Easy Ways To Update Your Conservatory

A conservatory is more than just added space. It is a place to express yourself and to create livable space that is inviting and comfortable.

Fall duties

As the weather changes, we are reminded that winter will soon be here. Just as you check your heating and plumbing systems every fall before they are needed, check your conservatory. Make sure there are no cracks, damage, or leaks. If you find anything, call your contractor for conservatory repair before the harsh winter is at hand. With that out of the way, you can begin the business of updating the look of your conservatory.

Themes

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  • Backyard

There are many looks and uses for a conservatory. You can make your conservatory feel like an extension of your backyard by adding a patio swing. The wooden swing will hang from chains and create a perfect patio appeal. Add thick cushions for comfort and a cozy throw will bring this all together.

  • French cafe

This look is especially cute if your conservatory has an inner brick wall. But it can be achieved without one. The first thing you must do is break out the white paint. Walls, trim, and wooden furniture is all painted white. The room can be furnished with a small round cafe style table and two wooden chairs. The only color comes from the burst of color of your plants and table centerpiece. Depending on your space you can add a small sofa and cocktail table as well. French street signs and lanterns add warmth.

  • Formal dining

As you head into the holiday months, make a fun and inviting conservatory by setting it up as a formal dining room. Rich cherry or oak furniture with beautiful table settings make your conservatory look post-card perfect.

  • Garden of Eden

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Turn your conservatory into a garden paradise with plants. Use free-standing garden boxes to grow fruits and vegetable or herbs and flowers. Decorate the room with rustic country-chic pieces.

  • Holiday conservatory

Not many of us have a place that we can decorate for the season or holiday without disrupting our lives. Imagine the fun you will have decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah. Your friends and family will see your handy work as your conservatory comes to life. The best part is your decorations are protected from the elements.

Other tips for updating your conservatory

  • Change the doors on your conservatory for more modern designs
  • Install roll down shades with prints of your design for instant charm
  • Install, repair, or replace the gutters. These are often overlooked and the result is an untidy conservatory. Before it gets cold, get the gutters in good repair
  • Consider upgrading your roof. Over time roofs wear and sometimes they make the conservatory look old. An updated roof will look better and reduce noise.
  • Weatherproof your room and make sure heat is not escaping. If you are having issues with temperature control it may be time to invest in a new thermostat. Your HVAC contractor can take care of this easily.
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Things To Consider When Adding A Hot Tub

For centuries, man has recognized the therapeutic benefits of hot water. When you combine swirling, spurting jets with that hot water you get the ultimate in healing and relaxation. A hot tub or spa can be a healthy solution If you suffer from chronic pain brought on by conditions such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Strained muscles

Important considerations

Before you begin, you need to understand that while a hot tub is wonderful, it is a body of water and it can be dangerous. It is important to include a hot tub enclosure in your plans. Other considerations include:

  • Zoning considerations and permits
    • Your contractor will be able to help you with this
  • Are there any special residential or homeowners association requirements for adding a hot tub in your area?
  • Safety requirements and signage
  • Plumbing and drainage issues
  • Access to the area for the contractor
  • Humidity control
  • Ventilation
  • Cleaning systems
    • While the use of chemicals is necessary there are machines that will reduce the need for them
  • Electrical requirements
    • Check with an electrician to ensure you have proper voltage and wiring

Your hot tub will require a solid foundation which will support the weight of the tub and the water and will provide a safe entry and exit when the floor becomes wet.

Which hot tub do you want?

Buying a hot tub is like buying any other appliance. The price is based on the size of the unit, the quality of the unit, and the manufacturer. You will need to consider the shape and size of the unit in order to fit it into the designated space. You will also need to determine how many people you would like to fit in the hot tub at one time.

Do your homework. Inquire about the efficiency of the unit and the chemical costs and equipment available to keep the water clean.

Be sure to inquire about the warranty of the hot tub. Remember though, a warranty is only as good as the company that sells it to you. So, use a quality label.

Hot tub enclosures

As mentioned, a hot tub enclosure is the safest way to protect children and pets from life threatening accidents. But there is more to the use of an enclosure than that. The hot tub enclosure keeps leaves, dirt, and insects out of your hot tub.

An enclosed hot tub area allows you to use your hot tub all year. You do not have to let cold temperatures, rain, or even snow stop you from enjoying your spa.

Finally, hot tub enclosures are beautiful. They add to your property value and can be created in different shapes, heights, and sizes. These factors help with the operating cost of the unit and the comfort levels.

There are few things in life more relaxing and more beneficial to your body than a hot tub. We encourage you to shop wisely and use an enclosure for the life of the system and the safety of everyone around you.

The Costs of Adding a Sunroom – An Investment For Comfort

When they say necessity is the mother of invention they could have been talking about sunrooms or solariums. As early as the 16th century, people were using houses made of glass, to bring the outdoors inside.

Those houses have been called greenhouses, hot houses, orangeries (for conserving oranges), Pinery (for conserving pineapples), conservatories (for conserving plants). Sunroom costs are minor in comparison to the benefits they provide.

During this time, the health benefits of these open-area rooms were discovered and hospitals began installing solariums.

Throughout the years, the quality and efficiency has improved. This makes them much more available and practical for the individual home.

Building a sunroom onto your home is a wise investment

There are several reasons why adding a sunroom to your property is a financially sound choice. The reasons include:

  • Improves the aesthetics of the property
  • Increases property value and resale price
  • Adds quality living space
  • Improves lighting (by providing natural light)
  • Open area provides impression of extra space
  • Safe area for children and pets to get sunlight and still be in secured place

How much does adding a sunroom cost?

Note: every home and property layout is different. It is important to speak with a professional for an accurate quote based on your particular needs.

Permits:

Your contractor will pull all required permits. Choose a quality builder with experience who is licensed and insured.

Foundation:

When choosing a foundation, (concrete or wood), where you live is a big consideration. Pouring a concrete slab in the north has more requirements due to the freezing conditions than in the south. This could increase the cost for a concrete slab quite a lot in the northern states.

However, if you are using an existing porch or patio as your foundation, those expenses will be reduced significantly.

Choosing what type of sunroom

Gable – A Gable type sunroom is just what it says; it is a room surrounded by glass with a gable roof.

Studio – A Studio has more of a “Lean To” attached style to it, in that the roof attaches to the side of the house and come out like a porch with glass walls.

Conservatory (Solarium) – Solid glass walls and ceiling to get the full benefit of the natural light available.

Victorian – elaborate and ornamental with roof top details

Edwardian – simple, more squarish, higher pitch in the roof

Georgian – 18th-century style not as ornate as Victorian, usually doesn’t have gutters

How long does it take to build a sunroom

Once a typical sunroom is started, from the time the permits are pulled until the final inspection shouldn’t take more than three weeks to complete it. If the foundation is already there the time will be cut considerably.

With the cool months right in front of us, if you act now, you could be enjoying your fall season in the comfort of your very own Sunroom.

Contact a professional today to get an estimate today and find out what you would need to make your dream a reality. Your (quality) builder can provide references and answer any questions you may have.