Did you know you can add a sunroom on a raised deck? Many of the homes we work on in the midwest are split-level, with few entrances on the ground floor. However, most split-level homes have a deck with stairs leading to the backyard. You can often transform your deck into a three-season or all-season sunroom.
You Will Probably Need a New Deck
In all likelihood, your deck will need to be removed and rebuilt. When your deck was constructed, the intended purpose was not likely to support a sunroom. However, you now have the opportunity to change the layout of your deck. Some people change the direction of the stairs, such as in this three-season room in Plainfield, IL. Meanwhile, others extend or add a second tier to their deck. Either way, begin thinking about how you can better configure your deck to suit your purposes.
Seek Out a Skilled Company
Be sure to seek out a skilled sunroom company to build the raised deck and construct the sunroom addition. The last thing you want to do is hire a company that is unfamiliar with adding raised sunrooms to your home. A raised sunroom needs adequate support with a deck built by a skilled carpenter. You can not hire a deck-building company and expect a sunroom company to come in after to add on the addition. No sunroom company will risk using someone else’s work to support their sunroom. The company will either refuse to do the job or won’t guarantee the labor, which means if something goes wrong, it will be your problem.
Screen Room, Three Season or All-Season Sunroom
Before you start, consider what kind of sunroom you want to add to your home. A screen room will be the lowest cost; however, it will only be comfortable during the summer and spring. A three-season room will add more value to your home and allow you to use the space most of the year. However, three-season rooms are not insulated, and it can be challenging to control the temperature during extreme temperatures. Lastly, all-season rooms add the most value to your home at an additional cost. Your sunroom representative can explain the difference to you as they review your quote.
If you have a backyard with limited space or live in a split-level home, a sunroom on a raised deck might be a great option. You can transform your deck into a three-season or all-season sunroom as long as you hire the right company. You will likely have to tear down your existing deck, and you will have to decide what kind of sunroom you are looking for. Research a reputable company and ask for a free quote. They will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.
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