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How Much Does a Sunroom Cost?

A sunroom is a wonderful addition to any home. It allows you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without having to deal with bugs, inclement weather, or other annoyances associated with the outdoors. As a potential buyer, of course, you are probably wondering how much this convenience will cost you. The cost of a sunroom depends on a number of factors including room size, materials used, window types, insulation, and any other customizations you want to include.

Before you start calling contractors for quotes on adding a sunroom to your home, it is important to consider how you will be using the room. Your preferences will influence the type of sunroom you ultimately get. Do you want a room that you can use year-round or will the sunroom be a strictly spring and summer treat? You should also consider how long you will own your home and whether building a sunroom will increase its value to future homeowners should you decide to sell. For example, the footage from an all-season sunroom can be added to the home’s total square footage, which will increase its market value.

Basic sunrooms that don’t require insulation, thermal windows, or other amenities can be purchased for as little as $500 for a do-it-yourself kit. However, they can cost as much as $16,000 if you have a contractor build one for you. This does not include the cost of furnishings, carpeting, artwork, or other decorative items you would want to put in the room. Basic sunrooms work best in areas that are warm year-round, or as a room that you will only use a few months out of the year.

For three-season and four-season sunrooms you can expect to pay more. These rooms start at around $15,000 but can cost as much as $80,000+ depending on the customizations you want. These sunrooms tend to be larger and include items such as heating and air conditioning, insulated roof panels, energy efficient windows, foundation work, and even plumbing for an extra bathroom. These sunrooms can be built in any area and are more likely to increase the overall value of your home.

While you may be excited about getting a new sunroom, it is important to check your local building and zoning codes to make sure you can add one to your home. Some communities are very strict about what can and cannot be built on piece of property even though you own it. You don’t want to spend all of your money having the perfect sunroom built only to have to tear it down because it violates local building and zoning laws.

Additionally, unless you have experience in construction, it is a good idea to have your sunroom built by a licensed contractor. This will ensure the sunroom is built to last. Most contractors also offer warranties on their work, which can save you time and money down the road if something goes wrong. Call for a free estimate to see how affordable it can be to add a sunroom to your home.

 
 
 
 
 
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