A sunroom is a cost efficient way to add space and enjoy the outdoors without the bugs or the inclement weather. It’s a place to relax and unwind, a place that can make your home feel like a vacation.
Why should I choose a sunroom over a standard room addition?
Each type of room has its own specific purpose and you should first determine how you want to use your space. A standard room addition (studs, drywall, standard roof, windows, integrated permanent heating/cooling systems) is designed to meet certain codes as a year-round, permanent living space, like a kitchen or a bedroom.
A sunroom is designed as an additional room on your house that protects you from weather and insects during the times you would want to be outdoors. It offers incredible flexibility to enjoy many activities, such as soaking in a spa, entertaining, exercising, working, relaxing and so much more. It is designed with wall-to-wall windows that provide panoramic views and protection from wind and weather. Screen systems control insects and allow refreshing breezes. Thermal engineering and design helps regulate the interior environment of the sunroom to keep you comfortable throughout many days throughout the seasons and many seasons throughout the year (depending on your geographic region).
In addition, a sunroom can be installed at a fraction of the cost and time, compared to a standard room addition. Sunrooms may be installed on a variety of approved foundations (deck, concrete) in just one to two days, compared to the weeks or months required for a standard room addition. Also, there are often certain tax advantages to a sunroom, compared to a standard room addition. By code, a sunroom may be designed with a large glass area (65% or more) that is not possible in conventional room additions. Its design does not include a permanent heating or cooling system. The differences in purpose, code and design means that the new square footage attained by an addition of a sunroom is subject to a significantly lower tax assessment compared to the additional square footage attained through a standard room addition (Check with your local tax authority for specifics in your area).
Can I add skylights? Do they really add more light and do they leak?
A skylight adds to the beauty and enjoyment of your sunroom by allowing additional sunlight into key areas. When properly installed they do not leak.
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