Sunrooms are a great way to enjoy ample sunlight and outdoor living while still enjoying indoor comforts like controlled temperature and protection from rain and snow. If you’re looking into getting a sunroom for your home, consider these ideas:
Three- vs. Four-Season Sunrooms
We often get asked what the difference is between three- and four-season sunrooms, as they look very similar. The difference is in the materials: three-season sunrooms are made with uninsulated frames and single-panel glass, and are the more affordable option. The lack of insulation means you can only use it during spring, summer and fall, then you have to close it off during winter with insulated doors.
Four-season sunrooms, on the other hand, are built with insulated frames and glass, similar to those used on most energy-efficient replacement window installation units, and can be used all year round. We recommend choosing a four-season sunroom if you tend to stay home for the winter. We can help you find the right options that will not only let you enjoy any weather comfortably, but also help you save on energy costs: insulated sunrooms help minimize heat loss, which can cause increased heating requirements that lead to high energy bills.
If you live in an area with mild climate and gentle breezes, consider a screen room instead of a sunroom. It allows you to enjoy a nice view while letting the breeze in and keeping airborne leaves and other debris out. Just like a three-season sunroom, it can only be used during spring, summer and fall. We recommend choosing treatments and pillows with outdoor fabrics, for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Retractable Awnings and Canopies
Perhaps you’re happy with your existing patio but just want some shade during sunny days, or some protection when it rains. If this is the case, then a retractable awning or canopy may just be what you need: they’re affordable, can be installed in a day, and – with the right exterior contractor – can be made into custom sizes and styles that will fit your existing patio.
If you would like to learn more about our services, including bathroom remodeling, call Juranek Home Improvement today at (605) 956-4100. Our contact form is also available for scheduling your free estimate. We are the preferred contractor of homeowners in Sioux Falls, SD.