Importance Of A Durable Roof For Sunroom Or Screen Room
When shopping for a Myrtle Beach screen room or Four Seasons Sunrooms, it’s easy to get pulled into choosing the aesthetics of the space – lighting, screen style, windows – but there’s one element that deserves your attention. The roof of your sunroom needs to be structurally engineered to withstand the strong winds, rain, and occasional ice storm familiar to the coastal region.
It’s important to include energy efficient windows, durable screens and ensure you have enough glass that will allow for plenty of natural light, but it’s essential to have a well-built roof. We get it. It’s a lot more fun to choose automatic screens, lighting features and a picture window than it is to focus on the roofing materials of your Myrtle Beach sunroom, but with the first threat of hurricane force winds, you’ll be glad you made it a part of the process.
The sunroom’s roof is designed to protect the room from nature’s elements. No matter the details of your Myrtle Beach screen room – standard screens, motorized screens, or a screen door – the roof’s job remains the same. The roof of any Myrtle Beach home addition must protect the space from:
- Falling debris
- And more…
If the roof of your Four Seasons Sunrooms or screen room isn’t constructed properly, there is a higher chance that your space will get wet and even damaged from the elements. Think of the afternoon thunderstorms that roll through Myrtle Beach. The force of the rain from just one storm means your sunroom roof will take a pounding. Pair the heavy rain with strong wind gusts, and you can see why the durability of the room addition roof is a high priority.
What’s The Best Sunroom Roof Style?
The Carolina Home Exteriors team is dedicated to making your screen room or Four Seasons Sunrooms match the look and feel of your home. For that reason, your Myrtle Beach room addition is custom designed – including the roof. Our team is proud to offer a number of roof styles to meet your needs. During your in-home consultation, we’ll discuss a number of roofing options for your sunroom, including:
- Pitched roof (or gable) styles: Equal slopes on each side pitched to a central ridge
- Dormers: Often includes a rooftop window
- Gambrel: Roof style seen most often on barns or country-style homes
- Mansard: Roof has four sloping sides, typically with a flat top
- Shed: Single-sloped roof
- Gazebo: Octagon shaped roof
- Saltbox: A long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back
- Hip: Similar to a gambrel style, but each side meets at a point for a pitched roof rather than flat
- Other custom roof designs
The Carolina Home Exteriors team understands that your home addition is an investment and our team is dedicated to not only building a Myrtle Beach sunroom that fits your needs cosmetically but that also serves your family well through the years.