There’s no denying that having a sunroom makes your home much more beautiful and better to live in. Imagine enjoying the view without any bugs in your beverage, and staying nice and warm on a crisp fall day while still enjoying all the glorious colours of autumn in North Bay, Callendar, Nipissing and all of our surrounding communities. On a more practical note, a sunroom can increase your home’s resale value. We’ll tell you the considerations you need to have before you realize your dream. But don’t sweat the details - that’s what we’re here for.

In North Bay, there is a requirement to have a “setback”, or at least four feet of space between where your sunroom is going to your lot line. Again, you can apply for a variance, and most homes in North Bay would need to.

Above: Interior view of sunroom Northwood built in Nipissing, Ontario

Most building departments don’t want to take on any liability, and that means approvals are few and far between for installations that don’t fit squarely in building code paramaters unless you have engineered, stamped drawings for your particular application. Luckily, we have excellent relationships with most city and township building departments and can hold your hand through the process and tell you, usually up front, what kind of permits and costs for drawings you are looking at. And we always exceed the building code requirements at Northwood just to make sure your permits go through and you will be able to enjoy your sunroom for many long years to come.

Above: Exterior view of sunroom built by Northwood Windows and Doors

At Northwood, we love visiting customers to give estimates, and there’s no obligation. Have us out and we can figure all this out for you. Our excellent reputation and relationships with building departments in North Bay and surrounding communities will take the pain out of the process, and we’ll give you an estimate that works with your budget.