Whether you call it a sunroom, Florida room, patio room, conservatory or a solarium, if forty percent or more of the walls are glass it is technically a sunroom, and that makes it easy to bring the outdoors into your home. Through the development and use of improved materials and design, the three major issues with sunrooms of years gone by — heat loss, heat gain and leaks — are things of the past. With a sunroom by Archadeck of Central South Carolina, you comfortably stay indoors, with air conditioning and heat, while still enjoying the view outside.
The common misconception that sunrooms are most beneficial during the winter couldn’t be further from the truth, especially here in the central South Carolina area. Like a climate-controlled greenhouse, sunrooms are ideal for growing a variety of exotic plants such as orchids, philodendron, ficus, parlor palms and peace lilies, as well as providing a beautifully nature-enhanced space where you can dine, entertain and relax throughout every season.
What differentiates sunrooms from other kinds of structures are the many windows, rather than screens, that immediately satisfy the conflicting desires for nature and comfort. It’s a place to enjoy your morning coffee and newspaper with a lovely view of your garden or landscape, a protected area for children and pets to enjoy the sun, the perfect place for a midday luncheon or afternoon book club meeting and a great place to unwind after a long, hard day of work. You can enjoy all of these activities in your sunroom without being bothered by pesky insects and the horrible effects of pollen.
With a sunroom, you can enjoy your backyard even in a downpour. Unlike a deck, when you’re in a sunroom a pop-up rain shower can’t run you off from your space, not to mention the fact that you can have comfortable sunroom furniture that won’t be ruined by rain. And talk about a room with a view…for homes with a view of the lake or a private wooded lot, the structural components of a sunroom greatly reduce blockage of those desirable views.
Another advantage of some sunrooms is that light becomes an architectural element, as the contrast of light and shadow plays across the room as the day progresses or as the weather changes. With a custom-designed sunroom, you can make any size area, from a tiny space to a broad one, feel bigger and brighter with the additional natural light the windows provide. Along with all the natural sunlight that will fill your home, the sunroom provides panoramic views of the landscape and allows a birds-eye view of Mother Nature and the ever-changing seasons.
And for those who have been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the sunlight that flows into a sunroom helps a great deal in combating the winter blues. No more venturing out into a cold front yard during the winter months or a humid one in the summer to feel the morning sun. Having a custom sunroom makes getting that needed sun therapy effortless and something to look forward to.
With so much glass, any sunroom can present heating and cooling challenges. By using the newer, more innovative types of glass, insulation and roofing, you can keep your space comfortable without wasting excess energy to help regulate heat and cold, and to alleviate leakage problems.
Sunrooms add the functionality of a year- round room because they are fully conditioned. The presence of an HVAC system and the “wall of windows” design allows for plenty of natural light and beauty. Though many only consider the extra cost of adding on a sunroom, since it qualifies as an interior addition requiring a foundation and roof, rest assured that it will pay for itself over time. With so many variables, the cost of a sunroom varies, especially when comparing it to the cost of a screened porch and three or four season room. Ask nearly any sunroom owner, and they’ll tell you the cost of a sunroom is well worth its many benefits.
Consider the way you and your family could use a sunroom addition. The versatility of a sunroom is key to discovering just how perfectly it will fit for you. Contact Archadeck of Central South Carolina to learn more about custom designing and building a room for all seasons for your home! Call us today at (803) 603-2160 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.