How long does it take to build a sunroom?

By Published On: February 6, 20195.9 min read
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How long will it take to install a new sunroom?

In our previous two articles, we discussed – How sunroom before & after photos are used to create sunroom design inspiration and How patio enclosure before & after photos are used for patio enclosure design inspiration. In this article, we’re going to discuss – How long does it take to build a sunroom?

When meeting with potential customers who are looking to have a sunroom built onto their Florida home, we are often faced with two very frequently asked questions. The first question we have already discussed in a previous article with the title – How much does it cost to build a sunroom? So in this article we are going to talk about the second frequently asked question – How long does it take to build a sunroom?

Length of Time To Build A Sunroom

So how long does it take to install a sunroom onto a home? The length of time it takes to install a sunroom or Florida room depends on a number of different factors.

One of the first factors to consider is the weather. Even though Florida is referred to as the sunshine state, most Florida homeowners know that the weather is unpredictable and can change from sun to rain within minutes. The weather can definitely play a role in how long it takes to build a sunroom.

Other factors to consider besides mother nature that determine how long it will take to build a sunroom include the following:

Contractors Installation Schedule

With sunrooms becoming very popular among Florida homeowners it is very common for a sunroom contractor to be booked weeks in advance. Once you have decided that a sunroom is right for you it is important to get scheduled on the calendar for the next available date to get started with the sunroom installation.

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Building Codes & Permits

During this phase of the sunroom project, a licensed sunroom contractor will be preparing and submitting all of the necessary paperwork to obtain sunroom permits to start the installation of the sunroom addition. Building Codes are designed for the structural integrity, safety and health of all who use or enter the sunroom addition. Licensed sunroom contractors are familiar with building codes and are required to strictly adhere to these codes.

For more information on Sunroom Permits and Code please click the link below.

Home Owner Association (HOA) Approvals

Most Florida homes require an approval to build a sunroom or lanai enclosure from the subdivision Homeowners Association. In the majority of cases, HOA Architectural Committees meet approximately every 4 weeks. Depending on when the application is submitted, this can also play a role in the length of time it will take to complete the sunroom or lanai enclosure project. It is very important that the sunroom contractor takes the lead on this step. Most experienced sunroom contractors are knowledgeable in this area and know what documents and procedures to follow that will ensure timely approval.

Site Preparation & Pouring A Cement Foundation

Another factor to consider is whether or not a concrete slab will need to be formed and poured. Site preparation may include excavation, leveling and pouring a cement foundation. If your existing structure is in poor condition or doesn’t meet local building code, you may need to remove the existing foundation and pour a new cement foundation. Site preparation may also include having to remove some landscape and relocate outdoor fixtures or utilities.

Building The Sunroom

After the site has been prepared and the foundation has been poured the next step is to start the installation of the sunroom. The time it takes to complete the sunroom installation is specific to each individual sunroom installation and can depend on the size and complexity of the sunroom as well as the type of sunroom style you decide to have built. There are several different sunroom styles to choose from. The style of the sunroom is typically defined by the type of roof you choose. Two popular sunroom styles are the cathedral sunroom and the studio sunroom. Both sunroom styles are an excellent way to add additional living space to your home. Sunrooms can be custom designed and built from scratch or they can be added onto a homes existing structure like a patio or a lanai and are often referred to as patio enclosures, porch enclosures, or lanai enclosures.

How long will it take to install a sunroom

Adding Finishing Touches

There are many different ways to enjoy a sunroom in Florida. With that being said, there are many ways to customize your sunroom and adding finishing touches to your sunroom will also take some time to complete. Whether you are installing something as simple as a ceiling fan or having a complete HVAC system installed, no matter what you decide, your sunroom will be one of the most versatile rooms in your home. You will need to decide on things like – what type of flooring will be installed? Do you prefer tile flooring over laminate or carpet? Are you going to have window shutters or blinds installed? Does your sunroom need additional electrical wiring or plumbing? Sometimes this can be overwhelming to a homeowner and that is why it is very important to choose a very highly qualified and reputable company that has the experience to guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

No matter the sunroom size or style that you desire, our team of experienced professional sunroom designers will turn your dream sunroom into a reality. At Lifestyle Remodeling, you get more than just “A Free Quote.” Our trained sunroom designers will guide you through the selection process and help you choose materials and options that will fit your needs, lifestyle, and budget. You get an opportunity to take the first step to realize your dream with our free in-home sunroom design consultation.

Lifestyle Remodeling is a fully licensed and insured interior & exterior home remodeling general contractor, so you can be worry-free when you choose our company to build your new sunroom. We are also an authorized TEMO sunroom distributor for Florida. Becoming an authorized distributor is no easy task. Experience, integrity, and reputation all play a role in determining who is awarded a distributorship.

Want to know how long it will take to build a sunroom onto your Florida home? Call today to set up a free in-home design consultation with Lifestyle Remodeling and we will be able to go over all of the details and give you the most accurate estimated time frame to build your sunroom from start to finish.

We encourage you to read our excellent customer reviews and visit our extensive sunroom before & after photo gallery of custom designed sunroom projects that we have completed. If you are ready to transform your home with a spacious new sunroom addition or if you have any questions please contact Lifestyle Remodeling at (813) 588-5275 today or contact us online.

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