Can a Sunroom Be Built Atop an Existing Deck?
At some point in the ownership of your home, you may have had a deck installed. However, your dreams of family barbecues, sunbathing on lazy weekend afternoons, and other outdoor activities may have been dashed by the unforgiving whims of Mother Nature. A sudden storm, the oppressive heat of the sun, and the persistence of blood-sucking insects may have put the kibosh on any enjoyment you may have hoped to experience with your new deck, so now you’re looking for a different option: a four-season sunroom.
A four-season sunroom offers all the potential of making precious memories with your family as a deck, but with Mother Nature held in check. The resplendent glass walls will allow natural sunlight to flood the interior, which you can use for anything from a family room or nursery to a home gym or office. And you can do it all safely shielded from rain, snow, the sun, and those bothersome, winged pests. But can a sunroom be built atop your existing deck?
It Depends on What State Your Deck Is In
The primary concern with building a sunroom on top of an existing deck is if the deck is strong enough to support the extra weight. Sunrooms are heavy, and they can be even heavier if you’re located in an area that receives substantial snowfall. A deck that is deteriorating or that does not have a solid foundation may not be able to support the weight of a sunroom, in which case modifications, such as additional piers and joists, may be required.
Before moving forward with having a sunroom installed on your deck, it’s imperative that you seek the advice of a qualified contractor who can determine if modifications are needed to support the weight of your home’s new addition.
A Home Remodeling Contractor You Can Trust
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we are sunroom-building experts. We can customize a sunroom in many different ways to meet your unique needs. For instance, you can choose from attractive designs, including straight or curved eave, cathedral, or conservatory. And the CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ windows of your new sunroom will help keep it insulated so that you can enjoy your new sunroom any time of year, rain or shine.
When you partner with us, we’ll closely inspect your existing deck to determine if it can support your new sunroom. If not, we’ll recommend the best course of action to remedy the situation so that we can install your new sunroom as quickly as possible.
Contact Us Today
A new sunroom addition from Dreamstyle Remodeling all starts with a free consultation at your home, where we’ll be able to inspect your property and offer the best solution. Once a game plan is finalized and agree upon, the fun step of designing your new sunroom can begin. To get started, contact Dreamstyle Remodeling today. When you do, be sure to ask about financing options that can make your beautiful sunroom addition more affordable.