Enclosed Patios v Sunrooms:  What’s the Difference?

One of the greatest things about Long Island is being able to experience all four seasons. If you love spending time in nature and want to maximize the time you can enjoy the outdoors, turn to the professionals at Sunview Enterprises. We feature custom Long Island sunrooms, and we’d love to help you choose a system that’s right for you.

We believe that part of excellent customer service is providing the information necessary to make informed decisions:  If you aren’t sure what structure is right for you, check out the info below.

Enclosed Patios

By definition, an enclosed patio is a roofed structure with a screened enclosure, leaving the structure open to the elements.  Our sunroom contractors construct enclosed patios using strong and durable wood, screening, and shingles. Generally speaking, you’ll be able to enjoy your screened-in porch from March through October. These structures don’t need to be wired for electricity, unless you want to add lights or a ceiling fan, so they are the most cost-effective option available for your Long Island home.

Three- or Four-Season Sunrooms

If you want to surround yourself with nature during every season of the year, a three-season or all-season sunroom is ideal. Both three- and four-season sunrooms are constructed using glass, insulation, and siding, but the actual materials used vary depending on what structure you want, resulting in significant cost differences.

Three-Season Sunrooms

When it comes to construction materials for three-season sunrooms, the windows are often single pane tempered glass and insulation is either non-existent or a lower-grade variety. An HVAC system in a three-season sunroom will make chillier days more comfortable, but won’t be able to heat your structure throughout the winter.

Four-Season Sunrooms

The most expensive option, an all-season sunroom, uses highly-energy efficient windows to retain heat during the winter and prevent heat build-up during the summer. With a higher-grade insulation, the HVAC system in four-season sunroom is effective in both summer and winter.

Whether you’re have a design or are just starting to look at options for Long Island sunrooms, the experienced sunroom contractors at Sunview Enterprises can help you get the addition you’ve been dreaming of. We’d love to provide you with more information, so give us a call today or complete our online contact form to request your free, no-obligation project estimate.