Screen porches are wonderful spaces, but they have their limitations. Once the temperature starts to drop, enjoying the screen porch becomes challenging – and when winter’s worst weather arrives, it’s impossible. Sunrooms, on the other hand, can be enjoyed year-round. This is important when your family needs a little extra living space – a quiet area where the kids can do their homework or for you to do your morning workout.
Converting a screen porch to a sunroom is one of the most cost-effective ways to add living space to your home. By using the deck that’s already in place to support your sun room saves you money. It’s a quick and attractive upgrade that boosts your home’s curb appeal and value. When you’re talking to your local deck contractor about upgrading your screen porch to a sunroom, here are some questions you’ll want to ask:
Have you converted a screen porch into a sunroom before? It’s a good best practice to work with an experienced local deck contractor. Ideally, they’ll be able to show you pictures of projects they’ve done, so you can determine if you want that quality of workmanship brought to your home. Your home is one of your biggest investments: it’s okay to be selective about who you allow to work on it.
What type of budget would I need to convert my screen porch into a sunroom? There’s no one size fits all answer to this question, as people’s choices in screen porches and sunrooms can vary widely. However, your local deck contractor should be able to give you an estimate of what your project would cost. Bear in mind they’re going to need some information from you to answer this question, including the size and condition of your existing screen porch. Sometimes screen porches need a little work in order to be suitable for use as a sun room; this can impact your budget.
The best time to start planning your screen porch to sunroom conversion is right now. It’s a quick and simple upgrade that will add to the level of enjoyment you get from your home.