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Why You Don't Want A Prefabricated Sunroom For Your Nashville-Area Home

Chinese takeout box with a fortune cookie next to it

There are many good things that come out of a box. Gifts…engagement rings… and even Chinese take-out (if that is what you have a craving for), are all good. However, choosing to go with an out-of-the-box prefabricated sunroom addition for your Nashville-area is not on the list.

Over the years, Archadeck of Nashville has removed many prefabricated sunroom additions for local homeowners for a myriad of reasons. From inferior installation to client disappointment over aesthetics and quality, out-of-the-box additions such as these are almost always filled with false promises. While their lower cost may be appealing, you end up investing in a space that isn’t going to fit the ideal you have in mind. This is especially the case if you’re looking for a custom sunroom addition.

Prefabricated metal sunrooms are not designed for the architecture or individual specifications of your home. They are better quantified as appendages that are stuck onto your house. Sure, you can find a company who will install what they tout as a custom sunroom, but these prefab structures never look original to your home. With limited customization options like window placement or door style, you are not getting a room built for your home you are getting a room that is trying to look like it was made for your home.

custom sunroom with large windows
— Custom sunroom addition by Archadeck of Nashville.

In addition to aesthetics, structural issues are also high of on the problem list when it comes to prefab sunrooms. On many of these projects Archadeck of Nashville has remedied or removed, we have seen dangerous structural problems. These include a lack of inspections prior to installation and not meeting code. Inadequate substructures are among the most frequent issues we see. A roofed structure, such as a custom porch or outdoor room, can carry a weight of 15,000 – 30,000 lbs. When this weight is added to an inadequate substructure, problems will occur. Although fabricated rooms are lighter, the deck or patio they are being added to are not built to sustain a permanent addition.

cozy sunroom with floral furniture

At Archadeck of Nashville, we design and build custom sunrooms that transition perfectly into our client’s existing home. Transition is important when considering an outdoor room addition. A sunroom will add significant value to your home and it’s important to have it designed, planned and built properly. The new project shouldn’t take away from the existing architecture of the home, but instead be a flawless addition.

The moral of this story is to make sure you hire a licensed professional when embarking on any sunroom or outdoor room project. At Archadeck of Nashville, we are the company that provides you with top-notch craftsmanship, customized design and quality. We want happy, satisfied lifetime customers. Each of our projects is built to Archadeck’s stringent quality control standards to ensure it is everything you ever imagined it could be, and more!

woman sitting on her couch in a sunroom

If you are looking for a Nashville sunroom builder to build your new outdoor room contact us at (615) 640-3628, or send us an email at

Archadeck of Nashville proudly serves Arrington, Brentwood, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, La Vergne, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Nolensville, Smyrna, Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station, TN.