A sunroom is the perfect escape during spring and summer months. With protection from the sun and insects, Four Seasons Sunrooms and Three Season Sunrooms create a retreat for the family or the ideal space for a solo getaway.
Quick & Simple Tricks to Getting Your Sunroom Ready for the Cold Season
Even if you don’t have all-seasons Sunroom, there are simple changes you can make to winterize your sunroom to enjoy it throughout the holiday season and beyond. If you want to take advantage of the space during the cooler months, try these easy, affordable winterizing tricks!
1. Seal the Windows
Gaps between the window frames and wall allow cool air to sneak in. 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 sunroom.
2. Add Heavy Curtain to Seal in Heat
Thick, thermal curtains will help keep the heat in your sunroom and prevent any cool air that may seep in. Give your room a cozier look by using 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.
3. Portable Fireplace for Warmth & Ambience
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 screen room or sunroom.
4. Complement with a Stylish Rug
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 sunroom rug super plush, but the added cushion will help trap warm air in the room.
5. Accessorize with Cozy Blankets & Pillows
Get extra cozy by adding warm blankets and plush pillows on your Sunroom furniture to create a cold weather look while adding a warm touch.
Not Too Late to Prep for Winter!
Use these tips to keep your screen room or sunroom warm throughout the winter months. If you want to avoid the sunroom winterization steps, contact Carolina Home Exteriors to schedule a free in-home estimate for your home addition or outdoor space project.