A sunroom gives your family another productive living area and increases the value of your home. In spring and summer in Calgary, sunrooms provide a relaxing space to enjoy natural views and sunlight without worrying about mosquitoes or flies. In the winter a sunroom lets in natural light, improving your mood and wellness. It also lets in the heat of the sun and a well designed sunroom can even help heat your home!

You can see the benefits of a sunroom. You are ready to make this home addition. Now you have to figure out where the best place is to put it!

Choosing your Sunroom Site

When you have a sunroom installed by Select Sunrooms we will guide you through the entire process. Select Sunrooms will help you choose the new sunroom you’ve always imagined having, and ensure that it matches your lifestyle, home and yard. You will experience the true benefits of a sunroom, reducing the stress and frustration that usually comes with home renovations.

Once you have an idea of where you would like to have your sunroom, we will look the accessibility of addition. Will the sunroom be easy to get to without disrupting the flow of your household? Will any rooms in the house be blocked once it is built? Is there physically room in the space you have chosen for your new sunroom?

You also want to make sure that there are not other obstructions around your proposed site. If you want to allow lots of natural light, we will make sure you will have clear views. Items like neighbouring buildings, large trees, or shrubs could block your view or the sunshine.

Will your sunroom addition have enough solar exposure to give you at least four hours of sunlight around midday, even in the middle of winter?  To maximize the amount of natural light in your new sunroom during the winter months, it is a good idea to orient your sunroom towards the true south if possible.  This will take advantage of the sun’s low angle during the winter months in Calgary.  Remember that true south is a few degrees off from “magnetic” south.

Does your local building code have a requirement that might interfere with your site? These are details we will help you with.

Plan the Perfect Sunroom Addition with Select Sunrooms

Realize the full benefits of a sunroom by learning about how to use natural systems to keep it a functional, productive, and comfortable living space. We will educate you on the basics of solar design, glazing, insulation, and ventilation.

When choosing a sunroom from Select Sunrooms in Calgary, we will help you match your new sunroom to the architectural style and design of your home. With a wide selection of sunrooms we will help you choose the best style, design, glazing, functionality and materials for your home and lifestyle.

You have a picture of it in your head, you know the benefits of a sunroom, and we will work with you make certain you have the new sunroom addition you’ve always dreamed of.

 

Source:  National Association of the Remodeling Industry

 

 

Will your sunroom addition have enough solar exposure to give you at least four hours of sunlight around midday, even in the middle of winter?  To maximize the amount of natural light in your new sunroom during the winter months, it is a good idea to orient your sunroom towards the true south if possible.  This will take advantage of the sun’s low angle during the winter months in Calgary.  Remember that true south is a few degrees off from “magnetic” south.