December 27, 2012 6:18 am
While sunrooms and patio rooms do make an excellent warm-weather family hub, that only tells part of the story. Getting a true year-round sunroom means getting a glass room addition with a superior build quality that can be used during even the coldest months, with no need to abandon it as soon as the winter weather arrives. The difference between cheaply made three-season rooms and a four-seasons sunroom is that the latter is a room addition you can utilize all year long, even when it's cold outside.
When buying a sunroom or conservatory, it's the glass that makes all the difference in providing insulation in the colder winter months. Try to find energy-efficient glass, exclusive to its own room that does just that. The sunroom will block out more of the heat in the summer and stay warmer during the winter, allowing the homeowner to enjoy year-round comfort, even when there's thick snow on the ground.
Another great benefit of any sunroom or conservatory is the way it can flood a home with natural daylight. Exposure to natural light makes people feel healthier and much lighter in spirit, so a room addition that lets in a lot of light is a great way to keep those "winter blues" away.
When it's too cold to venture outdoors, a sunroom will bring the outside inside, 365 days a year. It can serve as a wonderfully tranquil space to enjoy the plants, trees, birds and other wildlife in the backyard all from the comfort of an armchair. At night, it's a romantic spot to do a little star gazing, or watch the gently falling snow from in front of the fireplace.
During the summer months, it's easy to live life outdoors, but it's just as easy to forget how tight a home may be on space, especially during those long winter days when families can be all cooped up together. Sunrooms, conservatories or patio rooms are more than just an extended porch; they can make great playrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and kitchen extensions. Matching the addition to a family's needs creates a comfortable home for all to enjoy, winter or summer.
For more information, visit www.FourSeasonsSunrooms.com.
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