A beautiful sunroom can transform your entire property into a stunning architectural masterpiece, adding serious curbside appeal and increasing the overall value of your home. That said, sunrooms aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of construction, and the right type for your home will depend on your house’s existing structure, your décor goals, and your budget.
To give you an idea of choices you have when thinking about constructing a sunroom, our team of professional sunroom contractors at Sunview Enterprises has prepared this guide to explain the differences between some of our most popular styles. To begin, we’ll start with the two main types of constructions: all season and three season Long Island sunrooms.
All Season Sunroom vs. Three Season Sunrooms
All season sunrooms, also known as four season sunrooms, and three season sunrooms are the two main types of sunroom constructions. The main difference between the two structures is that the all season sunroom is built for year-round use, while the three season sunroom isn’t insulated or climatized.
The next most significant difference between the two is cost. Because an all season sunroom is constructed with high-performance glass materials and walls and is fully insulated and climate-controlled by your HVAC system, construction is more complicated and expensive. Three season sunrooms, on the other hand, require less efficiency and are therefore cheaper to build. The downside, however, is that you’ll be able to use it for less time throughout the year.
Studio Sunrooms: small on space; big on style
Studio sunrooms are efficiently-made constructions that are best for attaching onto smaller homes and buildings. The structure features glass or screen walls and a flat, slightly downward-sloping rooftop and can be designed to perfectly match with a variety of home décor styles. The advantages of studio sunroom constructions include adaptability and affordability, though some homeowners might feel frustrated with the limited space they provide.
Enclosures – decks, patios, pools and more!
If your home already includes a patio or outdoor deck area, enclosures are a quick and affordable alternative to a more complicated sunroom installation. Enclosures make use of your existing enclosed patio area, replacing the screens with gorgeous glass windows, walls, and even doors.
While sunroom enclosures are decidedly the most cost-efficient choice on the list, this construction usually provides less protection from the elements. Still, enclosures are a very popular choice for many homeowners looking for a budget-friendly option for sunroom construction.
No matter which sunroom style you choose, it’s bound to be a wonderful addition that enhances the value and beauty of your home. Our expert sunroom contractors have been building the area’s finest constructions since 2009, and we can help you fall in more love with your home than you ever thought possible. For more information about our beautiful sunroom installations, give our team at Sunview Enterprises a call today or fill out our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation quote.