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3 Season Vs. 4 Season Sunroom – Which Is Right For You?

by Robert Larson

Many people confuse sunrooms with screened porches, another popular enclosed space. However, sunrooms offer more versatility and often stand out as more permanent add-ons. While enclosed porches feel a little closer to an outdoor space, sunrooms typically feel more like an indoor space.

However, deciding that a sunroom is best for your home and your needs isn't the last decision you'll need to make. There are wide varieties of sunrooms, but you can broadly divide them into three and four-season options. These three questions will you decide which option is most suitable for your home addition.

1. How Often Will You Use It? 

Sunrooms can be amazingly versatile spaces, but not everyone uses them the same way. While some homeowners may use their sunroom as a quiet place for relaxation, others might only use it during parties or while entertaining. If you only plan to use the room infrequently, the lower cost of a three-season room might make more sense.

On the other hand, a four-season sunroom makes more sense if you plan to utilize the space more often. By going the extra distance to make your room usable year-round, you won't need to check the weather before retreating into your favorite spot to relax, enjoy a cup of tea, or read a book. Depending on your usage, you may find it hard to give up your new sunroom when the cold days of winter arrive.

2. How Much Space Do You Need?

As with any other addition, size is one of the primary determining factors for pricing a sunroom. Of course, a larger three-season sunroom may still cost slightly less to construct than a smaller four-season room. If you need extra space but aren't worried about utilizing the room when it gets cold, building a three-season room may be an appropriate way to save cash.

Of course, bigger isn't always better. Small sunrooms are still excellent places to find some alone time or even to curl up on a lounge chair during a cold winter night. Going small can free up money in your budget to build a space you can use all year round, and this may be an excellent trade-off if you don't want or need the advantages of a larger room.

 3. How Is Your Sun Exposure?

Most people consider winter the "off-season" for a typical sunroom, but this isn't always the case. Sunrooms bring as much light into the space as possible, but this can be an issue in hot climates or highly exposed areas. If you're building a sunroom in an area that receives heavy sunlight, you may find the space becomes too hot and humid on bright and sunny summer days.

A four-season design can bring AC into your sunroom but will often typically include better insulation and glass that's more effective at repelling sunlight. These added features can be an excellent way to make your sunroom more comfortable, even if you live in a climate with incredibly hot summers.

To learn more about sunrooms, contact a company like Outdoor Equity Construction LLC.