Thinking of building a sunroom as a great summer project? The room can be as simple as a polycarbonate roof over a screened-in area, or as complex as a stick-built room with standard roofing, 2" x 6" walls, and lots of windows to let in fresh breezes.
There are also many kits that can be assembled by a contractor or capable handyman. Any of these can create a delightful indoor/outdoor recreational area. Let's assume a concrete pad and footings for all options, since that will vary greatly for each building site. From simple to complex, here are some choices after the pad has been poured:
Add removable glass or clear synthetic panels for cool weather comfort. A south-facing sunroom with adjustable roof shading maximizes solar efficiency, annual length of use, and a sunnier outlook for all householders. Start planning today!
About the author: Suzanne Clemenz designed her passive solar home and remodeled two others. She worked with architects and contractors on floorplans, electrical, painting, windows, flooring installations, flood prevention walls and stonework, major drainage issues, an irrigation system and landscaping.