There are several different things that you can do to your home to improve it and better utilize it. One areas of the home that many homeowners forget about is their covered porch or patio. There are so many different things that you can do to it. Whether you just want to be outside without any bugs around or you want to be able to use that space all year round, 4 th DC Sunrooms can help you out. We want to go through the pros and cons of making a patio or porchenclosed versus a sunroom.
The first thing that you will need to consider is where you live. If it is cold half the year and you want to use this space all year round, then the decision is easy. Obviously converting that space into a sunroom is going to be the best option for you. If where you live is warm most of the year and you are just wanting a space that you can go to outside without bugs, then an enclosed porch is going to be best for you. Of course, money is always a factor. As you could have guessed, an enclosed patio is going to cost less then a sunroom.
There are some things that you need to consider when deciding to put an enclosed patio in. The first thing is whether your deck or concrete slab is rated for it. Most deck and patios are not but that does not mean yours is not. You can find out by easily going to get a permit for it. If a building permit is issued for it then it should be structurally sound. If it is not issued, then we recommend that you have an independent inspector check out the foundation and structure. If your porch is structurally sound already then you will be able to save even more money by just putting in the frames and screens yourself. This option is the most cost effective.
Even though sunrooms are more expensive, you will end up getting more out of it if its cold half the year. So, you don’t just want to look at a price tag but you want to see how you can get the most enjoyment out of the project that you are about to embark on. With sunrooms though, the same is true when it comes to the patio foundation. It is especially important that you take the time to ensure it can handle the weight of the frames and panels that you will be putting in.
When it comes to your patio or porch and the space that you want to turn it into, there is a lot of consider. If it feels overwhelming that is ok. 4 th DC Sunrooms can help you through the whole process. We can help you make the best decision based on what you are wanting and the price range you want to stay in. Give us a call today to set up a free estimate of your project today!
By 4th Dimension Concepts 9-30-2020