What Are The Benefits Of Adding A CT Sunroom To My Home?
Sunrooms can offer CT homeowners a lot of value.
Whether it be from increased square footage, or just a new room for enjoying the glorious New England spring and summer, sunrooms have a lot to offer.
There are a multitude of different options when it comes to adding a sunroom to your CT home.
You will have to determine the type of roof system, wall system, windows and doors, which all factor into the cost of a sunroom; however, a sunroom can provide a luxurious look for your home.
What’s The Main Difference Between Three Season Sunrooms and Year Round Sunrooms?
Typically, four season sunrooms or year-round sunrooms are fully insulated and have heating and access to air conditioning.
Three season sunrooms are not insulated, nor do they have heat and air conditioning; however, this makes them less expensive to construct and maintain. They are built for the express purpose of extending use during the year and can also be great during inclement weather and chilly days.
Will A Sunroom Work With My Home?
A year-round sunroom would work with almost any home because it is an addition to your home with insulation, heating and cooling.
If a three-season sunroom is more financially feasible, consider this question: will the proposed sun room area receive at least four hours of sunlight during the winter? If so, it is likely that a sunroom will work well with your home. You should still conduct more detailed research so you can optimize your sunroom for your specific climate, especially if you want to capitalize on heating potential.
Benefits Of A Three Season Sunroom Conversion:
More Space For Recreational Activities
Obviously, sunrooms add a bit more space to your home. You could use this space to set up some patio furniture so you can fully enjoy your new room. Since sunrooms are open rooms with big windows, they can help create the perception that you have more space in your home. Sunrooms not only function as a great space for entertaining guests, but they can also serve as a family room, game room, home gym, hobby room or a children’s play area.
High ROI And Curb Appeal
People love to have a great place for relation without being directly exposed to the heat of the sun. This is one of the main reasons why homes with sunrooms are proven to attract more potential buyers, if you are looking to sell your home in the future. If you do decide to sell your home in the future, you can use the sunroom as a natural selling point.
Investment in Lifestyle
For many homeowners, a sunroom is an investment in lifestyle as well as in your home. When you consider the value at resale, a sunroom project costs only 50 cents on the dollar. The other 50 cents goes directly back into the home through increased value– not to mention increased owner enjoyment! A sunroom is a unique investment because it is something that you and your family can enjoy, whether it is used for nights of entertainment, relaxing, or just as a place to get away from the stresses of adult life.
Convert A Porch To A Sunroom
If you have a porch but would like to convert it to a functional sunroom, a qualified builder should be able illustrate what your porch conversion will look like. The sunroom designer will consider the structural integrity of the existing porch and retrofit window units appropriate for three seasons or four-season use.
Your selection of windows for your sunroom should be based on how you intend to use your sunroom. Many Connecticut homes have year round and 3-season sunrooms. However the side of your house on which the sunroom is located, and the time of year you intend to use it most may impact your window selection. There are many types of windows, and each offers certain advantages.
Feel free to contact J.C. Tonnotti for information about adding a sunroom to your home or installing replacement windows in your sunroom.