Sunrooms, Screen Rooms & Additions

Sunrooms

The common characteristics of a sunroom are that it is a room, typically on the back of a house, with an abundance of windows that make it possible to enjoy the outdoors while indoors.  Beyond that, there is no standard description of a sunroom.  They can be built using Energy Star rated windows for year round use or they can be EZE Breeze “three seasons” rooms.  Both types of windows open to screen, allowing the homeowner to enjoy their room like a screen room during the milder weather of Spring and Fall.  Adding a sunroom can mean building from the ground up, building on an existing deck or patio or simply converting an existing screen room to windows.  If desired, they can include heat and air conditioning, electrical outlets and cable TV.  Roofs can be built with conventional materials or they can be built using pre-engineered SIPS structural panels and the roof style can be studio (minimal pitch with no shingle), gable, hip or shed.  If a floor or foundation is needed, it can be wood or concrete with matching brick skirt where appropriate.  Many of the choices above will depend on the homeowner’s anticipated uses of the room and budget.  To see photos of the different types of sunrooms described above, just click on the related photo gallery button below.

Screen Rooms

Screen rooms, as opposed to sunrooms, are just what the name implies- a room with walls that consist of screen.  A screen room will allow you to enjoy the breeze and the outdoors with out the nuisance of mosquitoes and other bugs.  The same roof styles available with sunrooms are also available with screen rooms, including the non-shingled studio roof as well as shingled shed and gable roofs.  As with sunrooms, an experienced design consultant will be able to look at your house and advise you as to which roof style best fits your personal situation.  For some privacy and also for protection of lower screen material, a solid kneewall can be added with vinyl siding on the outside which ties the room in nicely with the existing house.  Maintenance free materials include baked on enamel aluminum framing and pre-engineered insulated roof panels.  Color choices are white, beige and dark bronze.  The standard screen material is 18/14 mesh charcoal fiberglass with upgrades to a finer filament Better Vue screen, 20/20 “no see um” screen and sun blocking solar screen.  Electrical options include outside lights, outlets and ceiling fan installation.

Room Additions

Screen rooms, as opposed to sunrooms, are just what the name implies- a room with walls that consist of screen.  A screen room will allow you to enjoy the breeze and the outdoors with out the nuisance of mosquitoes and other bugs.  The same roof styles available with sunrooms are also available with screen rooms, including the non-shingled studio roof as well as shingled shed and gable roofs.  As with sunrooms, an experienced design consultant will be able to look at your house and advise you as to which roof style best fits your personal situation.  For some privacy and also for protection of lower screen material, a solid kneewall can be added with vinyl siding on the outside which ties the room in nicely with the existing house.  Maintenance free materials include baked on enamel aluminum framing and pre-engineered insulated roof panels.  Color choices are white, beige and dark bronze.  The standard screen material is 18/14 mesh charcoal fiberglass with upgrades to a finer filament Better Vue screen, 20/20 “no see um” screen and sun blocking solar screen.  Electrical options include outside lights, outlets and ceiling fan installation.