If you are looking to improve and enhance your home, you can hardly go wrong with sunroom installations. Sunrooms and solariums are relaxing spaces that allow natural light to flow into the house. They can be customised to suit the client’s needs and available space.
However, constructing sunrooms or solariums is a complex project. Hence, the team at Construct- Innovative Construction Solutions Corp. would like you to know everything you need to know about installing sunrooms.
The first thing you should consider before starting a sunroom installation is how you intend to use the space. That will help you determine the materials you need to use and the dimensions of the sunroom or solarium.
Relaxing and meditating will not require as much space as a dining room or living room. A greenhouse will need glass panels or other materials that allow for the maximum amount of sunlight possible.
Placing your sunroom installation is also crucial. The main appeal of constructs like these is how they allow for natural light and scenic views. As such, placing a sunroom on the side of the house that is shaded for most of the day may not be useful for mornings. However, this placement could facilitate use in afternoons and evenings. Solariums may not need this particular consideration but accessibility is still important for sunrooms and solariums.
The materials used to construct the sunroom each present their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Wood is a popular choice, providing aesthetic appeal and durability but its maintenance needs might prove unappealing to some. Aluminium and vinyl materials create energy-efficient structures that require less maintenance but their aesthetic appeal is low in comparison to other materials. The costs of these materials should also be considered when making your choice.
Design and Style
Reflecting the unique theme of your house in your sunroom or solarium installation is a great way to complement and enhance the visual appeal of your home and your sunroom. Using styles like traditional, Victorian and contemporary, if they match your home’s style, can add to the overall aesthetic of your home.
Before you begin with any solarium or sunroom installations, you should ensure that you have all the necessary permits. Your local building department can verify if you need permits or not. If you do need building permits, the department can guide you through the process of acquiring said permits.
The temperatures of a sunroom or solarium can shift from very high in summer months to extremely low in winter months. If you plan to make use of this space year-round, your design process should include considerations for heating and cooling. Installing systems to help control the temperature like HVAC systems, ceiling fans, heaters and air conditioning units can help keep the space as comfortable as possible.
Solarium and sunroom installations can be quite expensive to undertake. Hence, you should create and religiously follow a budget to prevent the construction from becoming a significant financial burden. A good way to keep your budget tight is to get multiple quotes from contractors before deciding. It also helps to factor the costs of permits into your budget to ensure you can afford to get the necessary documentation.
The process of building sunrooms and solariums involves specialized skill sets, delicate materials and potentially dangerous tools. This is an undertaking that should become a DIY project. The average person could become victim to one or more of the many hazards that are involved with a sunroom installation. This could then lead to additional expenses and injuries.
Leaving sunroom and solarium installations to the experts is the best choice. Their knowledge and experience in the field will allow them to create the sunroom you want with minimal risk to themselves and the structure.
Construct- Innovative Construction Solutions Corp. – Solarium and Sunroom Installations in Alberta
A solarium or sunroom installation can add a visually appealing addition to your home that enjoys the beauty of natural light. When properly designed and built, a sunroom can be an invaluable part of your home.
Please contact us if you need a sunroom or solarium installed on your property. Construct- Innovative Construction Solutions Corp. has provided Alberta and the surrounding communities with the best installations of sunrooms and solariums. We take up the entire project from start to finish, allowing you to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Contact us for a free consultation and quote today.