Everyone has their own specific tastes when it comes to their dream homes. Different elements are important for different individuals. Some people might need an open concept kitchen. Others might not care about the kitchen as much as they care about the existence of a fireplace in the perfectly cozy location of the house. Some people prefer a two-story home, others might not feel comfortable if they are not staying in a condo. But one thing that just about anyone can at least appreciate is a nice, warm sun room. Even if it is not on a homebuyers list of must-haves, chances are they will marvel at and shower praise upon the sun room at a friend or family member’s home.
There’s just something about a sun room
The ideal sun room needs to be facing the right direction to reach the highest potential for solar collection without making you feel like you are burning up when you enter at a certain time of the day. Most experts suggest that your sun space should be facing south, but not directly. At around 30 degrees west or east, your room will get around 90% of the maximum static solar collection. If you are in the process of building a beautiful room that will catch that ideal amount of sunshine, it can certainly feel like a big project, both in construction and monetarily. However if it is done correctly, you could be looking at an eventual return on investment of somewhere between 89% and 115%.
Pay attention to your roofing needs as well
While you are in the process of putting in your sunny little nook, it might also be a good time to revisit the roof. Many construction and remodeling companies will offer multiple services, so instead of calling a separate roofing company, you could ask your current contractor to take a look. Many roofs that are made of asphalt shingles can last for a good 12 to 15 years when properly installed, and for quite affordable prices. But even if you are within that time frame, it is a good idea to schedule regular checks for maintenance, so that you can avoid pricey major fixes later on.
You know how you want your house to look. Working with a quality contractor will keep you happy and cozy under your roof, in whichever room you happen to wander into.