One of the perennial problems of living in a trailer is the lack of space. Anyone who lives in a park model home will tell you stories of how they’ve got creative with their storage and seating solutions, but there’s always the dream of simply having more room. Many people opt for some sort of outdoor living space like a patio or a deck, but these are unusable in winter and often get too buggy during the warm summer months. This is where thinking about a sunroom for your trailer makes a lot of sense, but there are some considerations you’ll need to make before adding a sunroom to your trailer.
What Is A Trailer Sunroom?
If you’ve never seen a sunroom attached to a trailer, you’re in for a treat when you visit the Desert Sun Patio downtown Calgary showroom. A trailer sunroom is one that is specifically designed to match the long exterior of your trailer. It will usually have an external door and large windows that lead all the way across the outside wall to let as much light and heat in as possible. It can sit on top of an existing deck or patio, or you can dig foundations if you only have grass or asphalt outside your home. You can make them just about any size which makes them an incredible addition to your trailer as long as you have done your research ahead of time.
Planning and Preparing For Your Sunroom
There are some things you need to think about and know before you can turn your trailer sunroom dream into reality:
- Local planning laws – the most restrictions that you’ll find when it comes to preparing your sunroom plans will be your local planning laws. Calgary building codes have strict rules about building profiles and proximity to other dwellings, so you’ll have to make sure your plans meet all the right rules before building. You’ll also need to consult your landlord if you have one, as they may have rule or charges about adding extensions to buildings on their property.
- Budget – one of the biggest considerations that you’ll have when you’re planning out your trailer sunroom is how much you can realistically afford to spend on the project. Your overall footprint size will be the biggest driver of cost, as will the types of materials that you use for your windows and walls.
- Usage – finally, you need to decide if you want a three season sunroom that you close and shut up for winter, or one that is four seasons that you need to connect to your home’s HVAC system. The former is cheaper but you get less use out of it, while the latter allows you to lounge around in your new sunroom all winter, but will push your hearing costs up a little more.
It’s worth talking your plans over with our team of experts. We know all the planning rules and regulations, and we’ll work with you every step of the way to make your trailer sunroom dream a reality.