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Successful veranda

Successful veranda

Making the project to build a veranda is a real gain for your home because you will then benefit from one more room. But before you get started, there are many things to consider. To help you ask the right questions, we offer some tips for making your veranda a success.

A veranda for what activities?

Before you start, you need to ask yourself what type of veranda you want. For that, it is necessary above all to know what you intend to do there. You will thus find two types of veranda: verandas as an extension of the house that we use as an extra room or verandas that we use only when the weather is nice as an extension of the garden. Know for example that if you want the veranda to be an integral part of your interior, it will be necessary to pay particular attention to the insulation. It is also from this choice that the size of your structure will result. In a veranda of 5m2, you can install a deckchair or a dining table and in a veranda of 10m2, you will get closer to a living room. Finally, note that beyond 20m2, you will need a building permit to make your veranda.

The orientation of the veranda

If you want a veranda, know that its orientation will be essential in the comfort it will give you. You must place the latter according to the sunshine in your region. If you live in the north, you will choose a southern exposure so that the veranda keeps as much heat as possible. On the other hand, in the south, it is strongly advised not to use such an exposure because the heat would then be too high.

What material for the veranda?

Be aware that there are four possibilities for the creation of your veranda. You can indeed opt for wood, pvc, aluminum or wrought iron. Each material has its particularities in terms of style but it is especially on durability that we must look. Note that the least durable is in doubt PVC because it deteriorates over time but it is also the least expensive. Wood and wrought iron will require special treatment and aluminum will give you better durability and require little maintenance.

The issue of insulation

The insulation of your veranda is what will determine the comfort of your room so that it is neither too hot in summer, nor too cold in winter. Also, you must use double glazing, but you can also bet on thermal double glazing which has undergone a treatment to reduce the sun's rays and avoid overheating. Finally, you will also find glazing that allows you to combine thermal insulation and security thanks to burglar-resistant glazing. Your insulation by the glazing must be supplemented by good insulation of the roof (glass, opaque plate or plastic panels) but also by ventilation which will avoid condensation and humidity.