Sunroom Construction Frequently Asked Questions

Our experts at Paramount Sunrooms have answered a few popular questions about sunrooms:

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Why do homeowners invest in sunrooms?


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Many reasons: sunrooms expand your living space and increase the value of your home. They bring the outdoors inside, and offer an area for relaxation and enjoyment.



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How do people use their sunrooms?


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People use the extra space the sunrooms provide as a place to retreat and relax. Some people use their sunrooms as family rooms, library/reading rooms, dining and entertaining areas; as a playroom for children or grandchildren, workplace area, exercise room, reading room, a room to do arts and crafts, a room to gaze out at the stars or simply a room to close your eyes for a few minutes on a Saturday afternoon. The possibilities are endless.

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What’s better – a sunroom or a conventional room addition?


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A sunroom is designed for comfortable outdoor living – it’s not “just another room in the house.” The expense for a sunroom can be considerably lower than a conventional room addition. Unlike conventional construction, a typical sunroom can be built in as little as a week with little mess or disturbance to your lifestyle. Because sunrooms have the feel of the outdoors, it has a different feel than a typical family room. They lend themselves to casual furnishings such as wicker and rattan, and provide a wonderful environment for plants. Most sunroom owners say it is their favourite room in the house.

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Why is a sunroom a good investment?


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Homeowners who sell their homes say their sunroom helped their home sell quickly, and they received a more than reasonable return on their sunroom investment. Families who have sunrooms talk about them as a place to relax, de-stress and get away from it all. Aside from being an investment that enhances your own personal lifestyle, you’ll get value when you sell. The 2005 Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine’s research department shows sunrooms recoup 74.5% of their cost when a home is sold.

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