A sunroom is the perfect escape during spring and summer months. With protection from the sun and insects, screen rooms and Three Season Sunrooms create a retreat for the family or the ideal space for a solo getaway.
As the temperatures drop, however, those rooms can become less inviting. Even if you don’t have a Four Seasons Sunroom, there are simple changes you can make to winterize your sunroom to enjoy it throughout the holiday season and beyond.
How To Winterize Your Sunroom
A Three Seasons Sunroom is mostly used during spring through the fall months, as the room is typically not heated. Myrtle Beach homes are perfect contenders for Three Seasons Sunrooms because of the traditionally mild and short winters, but if you want to take advantage of the space during the cooler months, try these inexpensive fixes.
Seal the Windows
Gaps between the window frames and wall allow cool air to fill the Myrtle Beach sunroom. Caulk is a quick fix to any gaps you see near the windows. It’s also inexpensive to cover the windows with plastic. A thick, clear window plastic will add an extra layer of material that cold air must penetrate to cool the room.
Pro Tip: Replacing old windows may be a more expensive fix, but installing quality double- or triple-pane glass windows will keep winter’s chill out and extend the time you can spend in your Myrtle Beach sunroom.
Thick, thermal drapes will protect your sunroom Myrtle Beach windows and shield any cool air that may seep in. The added insulation will also give the room a cozier look when you choose beautiful fall or winter colors.
Pro Tip: Leave the drapes open during the day to allow the sun to warm the space naturally. Close the drapes at night to keep the warmth in.
Who doesn’t love snuggling up to a warm fireplace during the winter? Use a portable electric fireplace to give the room added warmth and coziness.
Pro Tip: Use or install a ceiling fan and run it in a clockwise direction to distribute the warm air throughout the Myrtle Beach screen room or sunroom.
A large area rug will do wonders for keeping the warmth from escaping through the floor. Lay a rug over the largest livable area of the room.
Pro Tip: Use a rug pad for added insulation. You’ll not only make the Myrtle Beach sunroom rug super plush, but the added cushion will help trap warm air in the room.
Not Too Late to Prep for Winter!
Use these tips to keep your screen room or sunroom warm throughout the winter months. Keep in mind that a covered porch or screen room can also be converted into a Four Seasons Sunroom. If you want to avoid the sunroom winterization steps, contact Carolina Home Exteriors for a free in-home estimate for your home addition or conversion project.