What is a Sunroom Kit? (with pictures)

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Homeowners can use sunroom kits to add a bright addition to a home.
Homeowners can use sunroom kits to add a bright addition to a home.

A sunroom kit is a package of construction materials, some of which come pre-assembled, that are meant for use by homeowners who want to build a sunroom addition onto their homes. These kits are similar to pre-fabricated residences and pre-fabricated additions. They typically come with all or most of the materials that a homeowner needs to complete the project along with detailed assembly instructions. In some cases, the homeowner must purchase a few simple components from his local hardware store to complete the project. Such components might include nails, caulk, and similar finishing materials.

A sunroom kit can be used to turn an existing porch into a sunroom.
A sunroom kit can be used to turn an existing porch into a sunroom.

These sorts of kits can be added on to houses in many different regions, but are quite common in places that experience long winters or rainy seasons when people have fewer opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There are various sunroom kit models that range in size and style. Some are quite simple and plain, perfect for a homeowner who enjoys understated design features. Others are quite elaborate and detailed. These models work well on large houses that are already appointed with highly styled features.

Most sunroom kits are designed to be installed on the first level of the house.
Most sunroom kits are designed to be installed on the first level of the house.

In almost all cases, a sunroom kit is intended for installation on the first level of a house. There are dozens of ways in which a sunroom kit can be attached to a house. This kind of kit can be built in a manner than extends the interior living area of the home into a yard, or a sunroom kit can be used to turn an existing porch into a sunroom. Before purchasing a sunroom kit, be sure to learn about how the land on which the room will be installed must be assessed and prepared prior to installation. Some people choose to have contractors erect their sunrooms, while others do all of the work on their own.

When choosing a sunroom kit, it is important to choose a model sold by a company that offers technical assistance when needed. That technical assistance can come in the form telephone consultations during the building process as well as on-site representatives from the company. This sort of assistance is especially important for those who have never before built a residential structure or part of a residential structure. Even those who do have some construction experience might want to opt for assistance if they choose a sunroom kit that is especially complex or elaborate.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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    • Homeowners can use sunroom kits to add a bright addition to a home.
      Homeowners can use sunroom kits to add a bright addition to a home.
    • A sunroom kit can be used to turn an existing porch into a sunroom.
      A sunroom kit can be used to turn an existing porch into a sunroom.
    • Most sunroom kits are designed to be installed on the first level of the house.
      Most sunroom kits are designed to be installed on the first level of the house.