DIY Tips For Sunrooms

Sep 17, 2020 Main

We could all use more square feet. Fortunately, even if you don’t live in a warm climate, you can add useful space with a sunroom.

Solar rooms give added value and create more space for your family to use. It is a great way to soak up the sun all year round. Here is what you need to know about adding a sunroom.

Explore all the benefits of adding a sunbed below, and once you’re ready, let us connect you with your sunroom contractor in Miami or another city –

How to Build a Sunroom

Taking over the DIY project is not for the faint of heart. Like any other add-on, you will need the appropriate permissions first. They are very important, because without them you may have a huge fine. Check your local codes to see what you need.

When you think about how to build a Sunroom, consider each of these areas in your DIY Sunroom planning:

  • Closing the Open Porch;
  • Installation of Windows;
  • Wall Cladding;
  • Outdoor Finish;
  • Inner Frame.

Open Porches

Open verandas are undoubtedly a blessing, especially in warm weather. They provide additional living space in the open air, which simply cannot be duplicated by decks or patios. They protect you from the sun and rain, and if there is a better place to hang a hammock, it is hard to imagine. But when the weather gets cold, the open porch loses almost all its attractiveness. It turns into a dormant property, which is of little use until everything heats up again. In some parts of the country, it can take almost six months, which is a long time for what costs so much to break down.

For dying enthusiasts, a porch, fence or shielded porch may be unattractive. But for the rest of us, a compromise can be convincing, especially if you have a large porch that will add significantly to the year-round area of your home. And if you surround the space with a large window, as we did, you may find yourself in a dramatic sunny room, which has its own special appeal.

Since most of the design is already in place, the porch fence is a fairly simple project. All you really need to do is install a few windows, add some thermal insulation and provide some extra heat. Unfortunately, verandas come in all shapes and sizes, and each of them necessarily has its own features that can complicate the work. But the methods that we show here can be applied to most constructions.


In many respects, closing the porch thus means nothing more than installing some windows, and it is worth using good windows. The hinged wash function makes it much easier to clean the windows from the inside, and the high-quality glazing increases the energy efficiency of the windows, which is very important because there will be so much exposed glass in the finished room.

Since we wanted a closed porch to have an antique feel, we also chose completely separated light grids, in this case, one vertical partition for each sash. This system has an outer part that is glued to the glass and an inner part that snaps onto the glass. We also defined the window extensions to fit our 2 x 6 walls, and on the inside, we installed a white painted finish that matches the white fittings.

The installation of these windows is a breeze. The preparation of the construction for their obtaining has become the place where all the works have entered the game. Your goal is two-fold: to create a square, flat, and plumbing openings to get the windows, and attach these openings to the existing construction of the porch in a stable weatherproof way.

Other tips in the next article. Will write soon.