How We Built An Enclosed Sunroom For A Client To Enjoy

This Is How We Build Enclosed Sunrooms For Our Clients in Christian County And Greene County, Missouri

You can make the most of your home by building up your outdoor area. Enclosed sunrooms are a great way to do this because it’s a great combination of being inside and outside.

In this post, you can find out what exactly an enclosed sunroom is. You can also see how to build an enclosed sunroom and what can change the process.

More Space To Stretch Out In

“Wouldn’t it be a nice, quiet place to sip on our coffee?” asks Amanda.

Chris frowns in thought. “An enclosed sunroom, eh? I kind of like the sound of that. A little more room, bringing the inside outside… I like it, let’s do it!”

Amanda’s face splits into a huge smile. “Yay! This is so exciting, I was hoping you’d say yes. Don’t be mad, but I already did some digging into local contractors. One of them sent me some blog posts to read. They answer a bunch of the questions I had. Here, take a look.”

Amanda takes her phone from her pocket, opens it to the email, and hands it to Chris. “Actually,” -he says taking the phone- “I’m pretty proud of you for doing this. I’ll read them.”

Here’s the first one he chooses to read:

What Is An Enclosed Sunroom

An enclosed sunroom has a hardscape as the floor, usually stone. It has walls and a ceiling. The walls are usually made from screens, which makes it an enclosed patio instead of another room.

2 Types Of Enclosed Sunrooms

  1. Covered sunroom. This is simply a sunroom with a roof over it to keep out the weather
  2. Screened-in sunroom. These have 4 walls that are mostly screen. It keeps out bugs and weather

How To Build An Enclosed Sunroom

  1. Create a design based on your needs, uses, and aesthetics
  2. Demolition if needed
  3. Pull permits
  4. Inspections
  5. Create the specific foundation needed
  6. Framing
  7. Roofing
  8. Set windows and doors
  9. Finish the exterior
  10. Finish interior wall coverings
  11. Trim
  12. Paint or stain
  13. Flooring

What Can Change The Process

Weather. It’s extremely difficult to work on the exterior building sections during bad weather. Water and tools, equipment, and building materials don’t mix.

Contractor. Your contractor needs to be on top of his work for the inspectors. If they don’t deliver the timeline will lengthen. 

Damages. If we have to tear down something to build on it, it’ll take longer to complete your project.

Material shortages/lead times. If there are materials shortages it can take way longer to start your project.

Inspections. If the project doesn’t pass your contractor need to backtrack. Depending on where you are the scheduling can be different, such as it may take 1 day or 4 days to get an inspector out. Your contractor also has to be done with the work to be inspected before the inspection or it won’t happen.

Change orders. You can change something about your project during the building, but it can double or triple the timeline.

You May Also Like To Know

“Which one are you going to read next?” asks Amanda excitedly. Chris chuckles. “I’m not sure yet, I have to see which other ones there are. I think I’m just going to check out the blog more, see what else there is to know about enclosed sunrooms.”