A sun room is a great addition that can add character and functional space to your home. This energy efficient space connected to the exterior of a home allows you to connect with the outdoors and enjoy all four seasons all year round, without feeling the affects of the elements.
If you enjoy entertainment, relaxing, or just want a personal get-a-way in your home, this is the perfect location that provides many benefits to you and your home. Here are some things to consider when deciding how you’re going to enjoy a four seasons sunroom in your home:
- Natural light
- Sunroom Types
Windows can create the illusion of being outdoors, so it makes sense that a lot of glass is the defining feature of a great sun room.
These rooms can include skylights or you can match the ceiling and roof to the rest of the house.
Location is everything!
Place adjacent from the kitchen since it can become the perfect place to share meals or enjoy your morning coffee. Or create an extension to your living room or family room by adding a sun room.
Keep in mind what direction will offer the best views, as well as what direction the sun rises and sets each day. Take advantage of a southern exposure to receive most light each day. Also, consider the time and day you will be in the room most for the ideal location.
Natural light is proven to increase your physical and emotional well being. Certain types of depression are linked to reduced sunlight and seasonal changes, like Seasonal Affective Disorder. A sun room can be a great way to beat the winter blues and provide additional natural light into your home.
Before beginning the construction of your new sun room, think about the materials you would like to have in the room. Do you want the windows to be able to open? Do you want to have the ability to enter and exit your home through our sun room? Consult with your construction company to decide what’s best for your needs.
With so many types of sunrooms to choose from, designing your perfect room can be overwhelming. Figuring out how you plan to use your room is a good starting point. It will help determine which room is right for your needs.
It’s important to note that not all sun rooms or screen rooms are created equal. Patio enclosed rooms are custom-designed and custom manufactured not only to your specifications, but also safety standards, energy efficincies and environmental friendliness.
- Conservatory – unique showrooms that have distinct, old world charm. Setting conservatories apart is the segmentating of the roof system which can be glass or poly carbonate.
- Gable – a gable style sun room consists of a roof system that has a center beam in the middle of the roof, with the roof panels sloping from the beam in 2 directors for proper drainage.
- Shed (Studio) – a single slope, or shed style sun room, consists of a roof system that has a single pitch, or slope to the roof, away from the existing house wall, to allow for proper drainage. This style roof works well with low, existing roof lines.
- Solarium – a solarium is an all glass sun room which can have either curved or straight glass at the point the roof and walls come together. The solarium provides maximum use of glass and affords views in every direction. The roof style can be single slope or gable.