As the snow drifts and biting winds get replaced by spring rain showers and warmer breezes, it’s time to start thinking about renovating or extending your home. However, adding space to your home can be expensive and time consuming: knocking down exterior walls to make more space requires extensive machinery and labour, while the process of adding a decent size room can wrap you up in miles of red bureaucratic tape. However, there is one option to expand your room on a reasonable budget that will almost certainly meet the Calgary building codes easily: a sunroom.
When it comes to expanding your home with a sunroom, not all construction projects are created equal. The complexity and price of your project will depend on what type of sunroom construction project you choose:
- Do it yourself – if you’re a true craftsperson, you can save yourself a lot of time and money by purchasing a do it yourself sunroom kit from a supplier or the internet. Be warned – this is a major construction project, so it’s more than just following flatpack directions. You’ll need some specialist equipment to make sure the foundations are dug correctly and that the room is sealed tight. You’ll also need to deal with the local building codes and get planning permission; neither of which are easy jobs.
- Pre-fab sunrooms – if, like most people, your building skills aren’t up to this major challenge, you’ll want to get a building contractor on the job. You can still save money by choosing a pre-fab sunroom: this is similar to buying pre-made jeans off the shelf where the dimensions and style choices are prepackaged, and you’re simply hiring a group of professionals to put the kit together for you. However, a contractor such as us will also be able to do the bureaucratic legwork for you as well as being able to guide you through some of the design choices that are available to you.
- Custom build – finally, you can put more money into a custom build with a contractor. This is a great option if the space you have available for building is either very large or very small. It also gives you ultimate control over the materials, window positioning and wiring to name just a few choices you’ll get. It’s a more expensive option, but you’ll be sure to get a sunroom that precisely meets your needs and will seamlessly fit with the rest of the house.
It’s easy to see that for most people, hiring a contractor to discuss how to expand your home with a sunroom is a sensible investment. The experts at Desert Sun Patios will guide you through the whole process, from an initial consultation about your needs and budget to excellent after care once the project is complete. You’ll also be able to rest safe in the knowledge that your new extension will follow the letter of the law. Now is the perfect time to start your sunroom project so contact Desert Sun Patios today.