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Which Type of Sunroom is Right for You?

Home Renovation, Remodels | January 28, 2022

Sunrooms are a great addition to your remodelling project as they allow you to create additional living space and experience the beauty of nature without interruption from rain or insects. Though most sunrooms are similar in appearance, there are many different types available to choose from. To help you determine which type of sunroom is right for you, the experts at Ridgepoint Homes have compiled some information on each type to outline their key features and differences.

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Types of Sunrooms

Sunrooms are available in a variety of different options based on your needs, preferences, and budget. The following types of sunrooms are the most common:

Solariums/Conservatories

With glass walls and a glass roof, a solarium gives you unobstructed views of your surroundings and the sky. Solariums are typically attached to the home and are accessible from another room. While conservatories are designed to create additional living space, they are typically not connected to your home’s heating or cooling system and may not be comfortable in harsh summer or winter weather.

Three-Season Sunrooms

Three-season rooms are a great addition for homeowners who want to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their home but do not necessarily need the living space throughout the year. This option is typically more affordable than a four-season room and can be used throughout spring, summer, and fall, allowing you to maintain a high level of use while saving money.

Four-Season Sunrooms

If you want to add a year-round living space to your home, a four-season room is your best option. The roofs, walls, and doors in four-season sunrooms contain additional insulation and weather protection compared to three-season rooms, allowing you to effectively heat and cool them as needed. While four-season sunrooms often cost more than other types of sunrooms, they provide a space that can be comfortably used for multiple purposes any time of the year.

Screen Rooms

A screen room is an affordable option that keeps bugs and yard debris out while allowing the breeze into your space by utilizing mesh screen windows and walls instead of glass. Like a conservatory, this option is typically only used when the weather is agreeable as it cannot be effectively heated or cooled due to the increased ventilation.

To learn more about sunrooms and other additions for your home, get in touch with the team at Ridgepoint Homes. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.