“We have a good sized deck on our home, but we don’t really use it,” Jason said. “It’s always too cold, or too hot, or too windy – whatever the case may be, the deck’s just so much wasted space right now. Can you build a sunroom on a deck? I’m envisioning a place where we can hang out, comfortably, no matter what the weather is doing.”
Converting a deck into a sunroom is a very popular project in the Metrowest area. The truth is that we have beautiful summers in this region – beautiful short summers. Spring can be cold and chilly; autumn has been known to include early snow. Having a sunroom built on your deck can make a lot of sense.
There are some things you need to know. First and foremost, you’ll want an experienced deck builder handling this project with you: it’s critical to ensure that your deck has an adequate foundation to support the weight of a sunroom on it. Sunrooms may be all or mostly glass, but they are quite heavy. Additionally, while prefabricated sunroom kits exist, they just don’t offer the level of quality many Metrowest MA homeowners choose willingly. Custom build sunrooms can be crafted to look as if they were original to the house, boosting both curb appeal and value.
Building a sunroom on a deck is one of the most cost-effective ways to add space to your home. It’s also a project that can be completed fairly quickly, especially if you’re working with experienced deck builders. Many Metrowest families who have sunrooms built on their decks use the room throughout the year, either as a family room, for a home office, or as a space for the kids to play. Pets love sunrooms too: pet parents report that their canine and feline companions seem to be more cheerful and better behaved with the extra space and daylight a sunroom provides.