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Sunroom Installation Project Layout

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Elements of a Sunroom Construction Project


◦ Prepare construction plans
◦ Research design parameters for location
◦ Zoning, setbacks, wetlands, wind load, snow load, seismic, energy
◦ Onsite utilities locations including septic or sewer issues
◦ Water runoff plan
◦ Elevations
◦ Draw site plan and complete permit application and associated documents
◦ Obtain structural engineering for proposed structure
◦ File documents with permitting authority


◦ Removal of existing decks, patio slabs, turf, plants not included in new plan
◦ Cut back rafter tails if needed
◦ Hauling and proper disposal of demo scrap (recycle if appropriate)

Excavation, Foundation and Floor Structure:

◦ Foundation piers for new or existing deck
◦ Monolithe concrete slab
◦ Full concrete footing and stemwall foundation for wood framed floor

Roof Structure Prep:

◦ Cut back or brace rafter tails for sunroom roof attachment
◦ Build 'gable cricket” for gabled sunroom roof
◦ Add structural members to support sunroom roof beams

Wall Construction:

◦ Build 'pony” or 'knee” walls if included in design
◦ Provide for wall attachment of sunroom to house

Sunroom Construction:

◦ Install predesigned structural framework and glass


◦ Schedule electrician for rough in and trim at appropriate times


◦ Schedule plumber for rough in and trim at appropriate times


◦ Schedule HVAC installer at appropriate times

Interior finishes:

◦ Insulation (in pony walls)
◦ Drywall or paneling (pony walls and back wall)
◦ Flooring



Sun Design LLC
Sun Design LLC

Jim Stewart, 360-888-6274

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4221 Boulevard Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98501

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