6 Things to Look for in Sunroom AdditionsPosted on February 6, 2014
Adding a sunroom provides a new level of beauty and comfort to your home. Whether you are creating a family rec room, home office, exercise room, or hot tub area – sunrooms can provide a beautiful escape for hours of enjoyment. Many people say they spend more time in their sunroom than any other room in their house. If you are planning to add a sunroom to your home, there are certain things you should look for in regards to both construction and materials. Below are a few considerations of what to look for in sunroom additions:
Because sunrooms provide a lot of visibility both into and out of your home, they can be a temptation for intruders. Be sure your sunroom is equipped with heavy-duty window locks with triple interlocks and vent latches for added security.
Protect your sunroom from the elements with windows that are fully fusion-welded at all corners to maximize strength and help prevent drafts and water damage. Invest in a high-efficiency heat pump/ac unit for year-round comfort.
3. Energy Efficiency
Keep your sunroom cool in the summer and warm in the winter with a non-conductive external element barrier that isolates the interior of the room from outside temperatures. Look for a sunroom that uses tempered high-performance glass for a thermally efficient barrier from the elements. You sunroom windows should be tested to NFRC standards and carry the Energy Star seal of approval.
Insulated composite roof systems offer additional energy savings and can withstand up to six feet of snow. For a structurally sound sunroom, look for high-strength aluminum reinforcements with thermal enhancement technology for superior structural integrity.
5. Ease of Care
Look for window sashes that are pocketed deeply into the frame and lift out for easy cleaning. Many sunrooms also offer dent-resistant wall panels to keep your room’s façade looking new for years to come.
Sunroom additions are an extension of your home. Therefore, it should look like part of your original construction. Be sure to hire a contractor that has the design flexibility to meet your exact specifications and can provide a wide range of options for both interior and exterior materials and fabrications.
Zephyr Thomas has specialized in designing and constructing sunrooms for more than 60 years; we have the best 3 and 4 season rooms Lancaster, PA has to offer! Call us today at 717-399-4708 for a free consultation and get started on building the sunroom of your dreams.