If you’re thinking of adding a sheltered outdoor space, you may be running into the issue of whether or not to build a sunroom or a screened porch. The two structures have advantages and disadvantages, and which one you build is entirely up to you. But Your Project Loan is here to help you decide which is right for your family. Here are a few things to consider before you commit to building your outdoor room!
The benefits of a sunroom all depend on whether or not you get a three or four season sunroom. Three season sunrooms are not hooked up to the HVAC system of the house, so they can’t be used during the winter, whereas a four season room can. But both rooms have the added benefit of being protected from insects and the outside elements. Glass can keep rain and wind out expertly, and on warm winter days, sunrooms can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors.
Sunrooms are definitely more like a home addition rather than a renovation project. They tend to be more expensive, and require a lot of construction. When you invest in a sunroom, you are essentially investing in a new room entirely. There is also the fact that sunrooms are made with huge glass panes, meaning it’s more vulnerable during severe storms and it’s harder to maintain.
Screened Porch Benefits
The great thing about screened porches is that they are easy to construct. If you have an existing deck, all you need to do is add the screens and the roofing. You don’t need to account for space or an extra room. You will also feel more connected to nature while also being protected from insects. It’s low cost, and a great investment.
Screened Porch Disadvantages
Unfortunately, screened porches can only be used when the weather allows for it. If it’s too cold or too hot, it may be unbearable to spend time in it. But also, severe rain and wind makes the space essentially useless, because you won’t be protected from the elements. Screens are also far more of a security hazard.
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