Sunroom / August 5, 2018 / Baptiste Allain
Sunrooms are as popular as ever which makes for a multitude of sunroom ideas. Not to be confused with a four season room sunroom designs rely on the sun for warmth and they lack air conditioning as a general rule. Like any room addition sunrooms can be as simple or elegant as finances allow. Our sunroom ideas may offer options you had not previously considered. Sunroom Designs Sunrooms can be custom-built or purchased as prefabricated sunrooms. Either way you will want to choose a sunroom design that blends in with the architecture of your home. Options range from traditional designs that use a shed-type roof (usually the least expensive) cathedrals that have a gable-style roof split-roof designs for a more contemporary look and a dramatic roof line to curved designs with curved glass roofs. Windows for Sunrooms Since sunrooms are all about the glass choose windows for a sunroom that have a high R-value are tempered for safety have draft-proof seals and have the American Architectural Manufacturers Association approval.
Triple pane low e-glass windows are perhaps the best windows for sunrooms and will provide the best energy efficiencies. However double pane windows that are argon-filled will provide substantial energy efficiency as well. Single pane windows are the most economical but least energy-efficient. Another window option is single solex glass which is tinted green and designed to minimize heat absorption into the room. Solex glass reflects ultraviolet rays to protect skin furnishings and floor coverings. It is more expensive than other glass types. Window Treatments Window treatments for sunrooms are much like those for any room in your home. Plantation shutters are a popular option as are sunroom blinds.
Otherwise youll be relying on fans and portable heaters or coolers to keep your sunroom comfortable. Depending on the climate where you live this may be just fine for you. Getting a Quote for Your Sunroom Companies that provide do it yourself sunroom kits have a number of standard sizes and types that they are ready to provide for you. These are the least expensive options because they are able to mass produce them and package them at a savings to them which they will then pass on to you. However that doesnt mean that you cant find the right kit for you and the design that you have in mind. If you find that the standard kits you can find dont fit the sunroom that you are looking to create then you can certainly get a custom kit created but you need to realize that it will cost more to do so.