A Guide to Sunroom Installation

With plenty of windows, abundant natural light, and a special place to relax, dine, and host guests, a sunroom makes for a great addition to any living space.

After the sunroom's design by engineers and approval of building permits (and the homeowner's association where applicable), the manufacturing process begins. You'll have to clear the space around the building site of the new sunroom (including plants and keeping pets away).

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The site preparation takes place first (pouring concrete or replacing an old deck). Installing the site starts by framing the base of the walls on the new deck, concrete, or existing areas where the sunroom connects to the wall. Next, the windows and doors are set in place and insulated knee panels are used at the base of the walls instead of glass panels.

After setting the ridge beam to connect to the home for supporting the insulated gable roof panels and setting attractive fascia on the roof's outer edge, the frame is set for the fixed glass transoms at the top. The sliding glass doors and windows are installed and the core aluminum frame gets a finishing with vinyl trim covers to conceal screws and bolts.

The wall that connects the sunroom to the home is finished with a bead board or soffit. The installation of appropriate shingles completes the gable roof. The electrical installations include wall sockets and switches, ceiling fans, and light hookups. Finally, an all-season sunroom has the heating and cooling unit installed.

Once installation is complete, the area is cleaned up. Interior flooring can be designed and installed by the customer, followed by furnishing it and having a new sunroom ready to lounge in. It takes an average of two to five weeks for a complete sunroom installation.