Sunroom / July 17, 2018 / Faye Savoie
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.
They will be more than happy to assist you in any means necessary. Explore a variety of manufacturers so you can compare quotes it is usually common to check with two or three different contractors to get a general idea what price range you are looking at when you go to purchase your sunroom kit. Another good source of information is located on the web; you can search different manufacturers and check to see if there is a showroom close to where you live so you can begin planning your new sunroom. Once everything is completed and you have placed your order with all your customizations your new sunroom kit will be mailed to your home ready to be built with full instructions and all your customization done prior to shipping.
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.