A sunroom can be a relaxing and enjoyable area for you and your family. As a result, you may find yourself wanting to enhance your home by installing a sunroom enclosure. If you are currently assessing the option of making this upgrade to your home, there are several assumptions that you will need to avoid as they could cloud your decision-making process.
Assumption: A Sunroom Will Be An Extremely Hot And Uncomfortable Place During The Summer Months
A particularly common assumption that people will have about sunrooms is that they are extremely hot during the summer months. While this is an easy assumption for a person to make, it is incorrect as there are design options that can create a sunroom that will be extremely comfortable regardless of the temperature outside. One example of this could be the use of energy-efficient glass. Many sunroom enclosures will utilize two panes of energy-efficient glass, and this can substantially reduce any heat transfer that is occurring. Furthermore, it is possible to connect the sunroom to the home's HVAC system so it can have good ventilation and cool air.
Assumption: Broken Windows Are A Common Issue For Sunrooms
Not surprisingly, a sunroom will have a large number of interior windows in it. These windows will allow the sun to enter this space, and they can provide a beautiful view of the surrounding areas. While it may seem like this area will be extremely susceptible to having broken windows, homeowners will often choose impact glass for these areas. By using glass that is able to experience strong forces and impacts without breaking, you can reduce the risk of storm-blown debris or other routine occurrences breaking the glass panes that were used in the construction of the sunroom.
Assumption: The Addition Of A Sunroom Always Requires Major Construction To A Home
Individuals will frequently greatly overestimate the amount of construction work that will be needed when a sunroom is installed. While it may seem like this will require a full addition to the home, it is often possible to upgrade a patio space with an enclosure. This will provide you with a sunroom area while minimizing the need for major structural work to your home. Many of these enclosures are designed so that they can be fully opened when needed, which can still allow you to make full use of your patio space on days when the weather is particularly pleasant.