DIY SUNROOM (PART 3 Building the Sunroom Walls)

In a world where the pace of life is incessantly fast, finding solace and tranquility becomes paramount. Imagine a space where you can unwind, surrounded by the gentle warmth of sunlight and the beauty of nature. This is the allure of a DIY sunroom – a haven you create with your own hands, tailored to your desires. Building your own DIY sunroom is a compelling and rewarding endeavor and you will find that with the proper materials and tips, you can build your own Sunroom in no time.

The sunroom wall structure.
The Sunroom wall structure.

This is Step 3 of our 5 part series: DIY Tutorial on how to put up your sunroom walls. We teach you all the tips and tricks to ensure you properly secure the sunroom walls to your house, and make them sturdy enough to withstand even hurricane winds. We also teach you how to flash the room properly to prevent any leaks inside your sunroom. This is important to know whether you are building your own sunroom, or are hiring someone to build it for you. Make sure it is done correctly the first time to prevent leaks down the road.. Our Sunroom build is all done using the Four Seasons Addition 365 Room.

If you want to build your own deck, go back and watch Part 1: Building the Deck structure. Followed by Part 2: Preparing the Deck and House wall to receive a sunroom. @diyhoneymooners.

Elevation images of sunroom
diagram of wall

The first time you read engineering plans it may seem overwhelming, but we do a decent job of explaining what you are looking at in our video. Understand how and what materials go together by studying the plans ahead of time. This diagram above for example shows you how the wall is stacked.

Stacked sunroom wall. Walls come pre assembled. you only need to add upper transoms if you want them
Stacked sunroom wall: Four Seasons Sunroom walls come pre-assembled. You only need to add upper transoms if you want them.
this is how the connection for the structural beam is secured to the house wall, on the blocking which was explained in the part 2 video.
This is how the connection for the structural beam is secured to the house wall, on the blocking which was explained in the part 2 video.
Structural foam gives you flexibility when building your sunroom. Gives you more wiggle room than glass or other materials.
Structural foam gives you flexibility when building your sunroom. Gives you more wiggle room than glass or other materials.
Flashing, flashing, flashing, a VERY important component of your sunroom. Don't slack here or you will have leaks later.
Flashing, flashing, flashing, a VERY important component of your sunroom. Don’t slack here or you will have leaks later.

One of the primary reasons to embark on a DIY sunroom project is the opportunity to infuse your personality into every corner of the space. From the choice of materials to the design aesthetic, each decision reflects your unique taste and style, transforming a simple sunroom into a personalized oasis.

Building your DIY sunroom allows you to control costs without compromising on quality. By selecting cost-effective materials like the Four Seasons Addition 365, and doing the work yourself, you can create a stunning sunroom on a budget. The result? A space that brings joy without breaking the bank, just breaking a sweat.

Investing time and effort into building a DIY sunroom can significantly enhance the value of your property. Sunrooms are highly sought after by homebuyers, adding a unique and functional element that sets your home apart. It’s a savvy investment that pays off both in personal satisfaction and potential resale value. But buyer beware, you must invest in quality products such as the Four Seasons Sunrooms, they have a lifetime transferable warranty which gives you and any new homebuyer piece of mind in case any glass were to break, or any part of the wall were to get damaged. The material plays a big role in the added value.

If you want to design and purchase your own Four Seasons Sunroom kit email us at diyhoneymooners@gmail.com [Note: Our Company (Calahan Bath Kitchen and Sunrooms) is the official authorized dealer of Four Seasons Building Materials. We are THE sunroom builder in the entire state of DE, Parts of PA and NJ.

If you are a sunroom owner and are facing issues with your existing sunroom that need fixing, but the thought of hiring a professional seems daunting, fret not. You can also watch this video to learn how to repair some common problems with sunrooms such as leaks and minor repairs. The most common problem we see is leaking inside sunrooms. Ensure proper flashing and when we get to Part 4: Installing a sunroom glass roof, you will learn how to repair most roof leaks and their common causes. We also show you which parts you can purchase to repair your leaking sunroom. Silicone will only do so much: install your sunroom properly and this will give you longer lasting results.

Happy Remodeling!

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