5 common mistakes in the construction of the sunroom

The sunroom is a practical addition to the house. In summer it serves as a recreation area, and in winter you can store on it what does not fit in the house. The sunroom will also be an addition to the facade of the house, making the architecture more elegant and pleasant. However, all these qualities may become unavailable if built incorrectly. Even companies with a good reputation may make a mistake when creating it, so everyone should learn all the subtleties before building such a recreation area.

Common mistakes in the construction of the sunroom


Depending on the stage of construction of the house, you need to choose the right foundation sunroom. Otherwise, you can at best lose the rest area, and at worst – the main building. The mistake is the wrong laying of a cheap block foundation. Auburn soil under the foundation of the sunroom should be replaced by a layer of non-wetland thickness of 20-40 cm. The new layer should be qualitatively compacted in layers (processed every 5 cm). You should also take care of drainage on each side of the foundation, except for the one adjacent to the house. When choosing piles, it is not allowed to use indented, pile-ups and driven piles. Concrete piles must not be placed close to the house. Screw piles are the best solution.

Material selection

The material to be built must also be carefully considered. It is not recommended by LGL Sunrooms to choose steel for the frame, as this material is not elastic, it is better suited for piles. A stone sunroom requires a professional analysis of the main structure to predict its impact on the house. It is recommended to choose wood as the basic material because of the combination of elasticity and strength in the absence of great rigidity. These qualities will reduce the negative impact on the construction, and the sunroom will last a long time.

Lighting design

It is important to think about electricity on the sunroom before construction because more often the family gathers together and rest in the evening. It is necessary to prepare in advance the wiring scheme and follow it. In addition to professional nuances, you need to follow a few simple rules: to bring electricity to the switch should be from top to bottom, and to the sockets – from bottom to top, copper and aluminum wires can not be connected, sockets should not be located where high humidity and heating devices. In this case, the distance from the floor should be kept at 0.5 m. It should be noted that aluminum is worse suited for wiring than copper. It is also important to think about protecting the wires from moisture, especially on the open sunroom.

Proper care

A popular material for the construction of sunrooms – wood. However, it needs careful care, as this material rots and ignites quickly. Wood, prepared in the autoclave is expensive, but it serves for decades. For another tree, impregnation is necessary. The most popular are water-soluble (not burning), bituminous (keep the wood for a long time), acrylic (prevent fungus) and alkyd (protect against destruction) impregnations. It is worth choosing impregnation based on the functionality of the sunroom: if you plan to prepare products, you can not use flammable impregnation.

Forces of action and counteraction

It is important to consider the impact of the annex and the main building on each other. The soil under the building differs from the ground of the site, so you should select the size of the building so that it does not affect the soil processes included in the project. If the building structure is lightweight, the addition will have a mechanical effect on it. Loads from wind and snow lead to the destruction of the house, with the wrong size and location of the sunroom. The forces with which the house and the sunroom affect each other are capable of “doctorage” and cause destruction. This outcome is predictable for corner projects. The optimal choice is either straight or belt type.