5 Window Options for Sunroom Additions

patio enclosure afterA sunroom is a great home addition that allows you to enjoy the outdoors without necessarily having to be outside. Depending on how you want to use your sunroom, you can choose a three-season or a four-season enclosure to be able to enjoy it all year round. Because the sunroom is built to your needs and specifications, you’ll also be able to choose the windows for it. Here are a few window options for sunroom additions:

1. Vertical 4-Track Windows

Vertical 4-track windows are a popular window option for sunroom additions. They’re a flexible, functional way to get floor-to-ceiling windows complete with versatility. Vertical 4-track windows can be opened from the top or bottom of the window track and they offer 75% ventilation! The panels can even be removed and stored, so you can get the full screened-in porch feel during warmer weather.

2. Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows can be opened from the top or bottom and are one of the most common window styles. The window panels can also be tilted out to make cleaning them much easier and more efficient. These versatile windows can be placed almost anywhere in your home and they are a great option for your sunroom addition.

3. Casement Windows

Casement windows are windows that open away from the structure and are opened and closed manually with a crank. Although they are commonly used in bay windows, bow windows, and over sinks in kitchens, they can also be used in a sunroom addition. Casement windows can be a single window or can contain multiple lites, or sashes, for more windows and more light.

4. Sliding Windows

Sliding windows are a common window option for sunroom additions or patio enclosures. These windows open by sliding side to side and can be opened from either the left or the right. Although a 2-lite window is the most common option, sliding windows can also be 3 lites. In a 3-lite sliding window, the middle lite is usually fixed while the two sides are able to slide open.

5. Picture Windows

A picture window is a large window that consists of one big pane of glass. Although they are most commonly found in living rooms, they do have other applications and can be used in a sunroom addition. Picture windows are a great way to create a wall of windows. The only downside is that they can’t be opened for ventilation. However, they can be combined with other types of windows to create a window wall look while also providing options for air flow.

There are several window options for sunroom additions to choose from and some may work better for your needs than others. The best part of building a sunroom addition is that it allows you to customize everything to your style and needs. Contact Zephyr Thomas at 717-399-4708 to talk about your sunroom addition or stop by our showroom to get inspired!