What to Know Before Adding a Sunroom

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Looking to add a 3 season porch to your home, but don’t know where to start?

From air conditioning to pools, there’s a lot you can add to a sunroom. This can make the designing process fun but might open up a few vital questions. Lucky for you, we have the questions to all your answers.

If you would like to learn how to add a sunroom to your home, how much it will cost, and so much more, keep reading.

What Is a Sunroom

A sunroom is a mostly glass addition to your home and is typically accessible from both the inside and outside of your home. The extra space they provide is often used to relax, grow plants, or connect with nature. Basic sunrooms do not have central heat and air, but this can be easily added, making it a 3 season porch.

How Much Does a Sunroom Cost

The price of your sunroom will vary depending on size, materials, and whether or not you decide to add central heat and air to it.

On average, a basic wooden sunroom will cost around $15,000. If you would rather have an aluminum sunroom with premium glass, you will be spending about $22,000.

If you plan to build a 3 season porch with heat and air, you will spend between $20,000-$35,000

Benefits of Having a Sunroom

If you have never lived in a home that had a sunroom attached to it, you may be wondering if building one is worth it. The short answer would be yes, but if you need convincing, here are some of the many advantages you will enjoy.

Health Benefits

Your 3 season porch will be made mostly of glass windows. This will give you plenty of necessary exposure to sunlight. Natural light has been known to help both your mental and physical health.

If you are feeling low mentally or physically, a trip to your sunroom may be the boost you need.

Personal Space

If you have kids or live in a space that doesn’t feel like yours, a sunroom could easily become a space just for you. Their spacious design would allow you to make the new area more you by holding your crafting material, books, or any other personal items easily.

Adding a simple lock to the door would ensure the room remains yours and keep out any noisy housemates.


During the winter, your sunroom may not be a popular space. If this is the case, you can take advantage of the extra room and store some of your summer essentials here. This is the perfect place for you to safely place beach towels, pool toys, umbrellas, and much more.

When summer comes back around, just remove the items from your 3 season porch and you have the room to yourself again.

Home Value

Sunrooms will also add value to your home. If you are looking for a way to make your home more attractive to potential buyers, a sunroom will do just this.

How to Add a Sunroom

If you plan to add a sunroom to your home, you will need to meet with a building company and share your vision with them. After the meeting, they will begin designing the layout of your new sunroom. Once you approve the design, a date will be scheduled and a team of builders will begin installing your room.

The time it will take to build will depend on the size and features of your sunroom. It could take weeks or months to get this done, but once it is done, you will have the room of your dreams!

Install Your 3 Season Porch

If you are looking for a reliable building company to install your 3 season porch, give Xpand Inc. a call.

We are a family-owned business committed to building you an affordable room that will surpass your expectations. Explore our website today to learn more about the services we provide.

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