At first glance, a sunroom enclosure seems like a fairly simple room addition. However, when you’re building a sunroom, you’ll find yourself with plenty of features to ponder. If you’d like to get a head start on your planning, here’s a look at some of the most popular sunroom features.
Sunroom Enclosure Features
The days of one-size-fits-all screens are long gone. Modern screens are marvels that offer all kinds of perks. Whether you want extra privacy, extra durability, or extra protection from the sun or insects, there’s a screen designed to deliver that. At Dulando Screen & Awning, we always use high-quality screening products from Phifer. When combined with our meticulous craftsmanship, you get excellent results.
What about windows for your patio sunroom enclosure? Glass isn’t the only option. When it comes to sunroom windows, you have a few popular choices:
- Glass. Glass is durable, resists scratches, and is an excellent insulator. However, it’s heavy, can shatter, and can be expensive.
- Acrylic. Thin panels of rigid clear plastic, acrylic windows are light and affordable. They’ll withstand many hits, and if they do happen to break, they’re less dangerous than shattered glass. However, they do tend to yellow over time when exposed to UV light.
- Vinyl. Vinyl panels are lightweight, clear, and shatter-proof. If they’re bent out of shape, these durable windows quickly pop back. Plus, their color stays true under UV light’s glare.
Sunroom Roof Options
Unless you’re building a sunroom under your existing roof, you have a couple of sunroom roof options to consider. First, what style of roof do you want? Should you go for a gable? Would a studio suit your structure better?
There’s also the question of materials. Shingles and aluminum are popular picks. At Dulando, we recommend Structall’s insulated aluminum roof panels. These versatile panels sandwich a foam core inside a top-quality aluminum exterior. The result is a roofing system that installs quickly, resists pests, and requires little maintenance. It also provides delightful insulation from both sound and heat, so your patio sunroom stays more comfortable.
Your Florida room addition should add to your overall living space not detract from it. That means you’ll want to think carefully about how it fits with the existing structure and the traffic flow in and around it. You’ll also want to think about how much space you devote to your new sunroom addition. Consider how you intend to use the room. Think about how much space you’ll need for those purposes. Be sure to balance those plans against the physical area available and your budget and design considerations.
Sunroom Special Touches
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. If you dream of relaxing by watching television in your sunroom while a ceiling fan spins lazily overhead, you’ll want to make sure that you have enough electrical outlets installed in the addition. If you want to be able to let yourself in and out via a keyed door, the hardware at the entrance may be a priority for you. Working with an experienced contractor who is ready to guide you through the process of designing and building a custom sunroom can help you find the perfect fit of fun and function for your family.
Are you ready for a sunroom enclosure?
When you want to create the sunroom enclosure of your dreams, Dulando is ready to assist you. Reach out to us today to schedule your free in-home design consultation.