August 8

Is a Four-Season Sunroom Worth The Investment?

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Is a Four-Season Sunroom Worth The Investment?

Have you always wanted to expand your home’s square footage and better use your backyard? Then a four-season sunroom is a feature you may want to consider adding to your home. A sunroom allows you to enjoy the sunshine and views without worrying about insects, rain, or extreme temperatures. There are two types of sunrooms to consider: 

Three-season sunrooms are usually found in southern states that don’t experience extreme winter temperatures. They are generally not insulated and don’t include an auxiliary heat source. They are ideal for spring, summer, and fall months and are cheaper to build than a four-season sunroom. 

Four-season sunrooms have enough insulation to keep your family warm and comfortable year-round. They are made of stronger materials and have double-pane high-efficiency glass windows. Four-season rooms are insulated and include HVAC systems to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. They are designed to keep heat and cold from the outdoors from transferring into the sunroom’s interior. 

What are The Benefits of a Four-Season Sunroom?

Versatility

A four-season room is highly versatile and can be used for many functions as your needs change. It can be used as a second living area, a quiet reading or study area, home office, spa, children’s playroom, or pet-friendly space. A four-season room will allow you to comfortably enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and be protected from the elements as you soak up the sunshine or relax watching it rain. 

Multiple Design Options

An experienced home builder can help you custom-design a four-season room to make it a true extension of your home for year-round enjoyment. With nearly endless design options available, you can choose the style, color, and building materials to enhance your home’s architectural style and beauty. A four-season room designed with the amenities you desire will create an ideal living space for your entire family to enjoy for many years.

Return on Value

Most homebuyers are looking for houses with usable indoor-outdoor space. A professionally designed and installed sunroom will impress potential buyers and make your property more memorable. U.S. News & World Report and the National Association of Remodelers cite indoor-outdoor spaces, including decks, patios, and sunrooms, as investments that can reap a significant return on investment when it’s time to sell your home. 

Energy Efficiency

Building materials have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency. Heavy-duty windows with double pane glass with specialized treatments like inert, argon filling, or low-emissivity coatings offer better thermal resistance and insulation capacity. High-performance windows with Low-E glass will also help protect you and your family from harmful UV rays and will help keep your furnishings, flooring, and other belongings from fading. 

Quick Installation Process

While a traditional brick and mortar addition can take months, a sunroom can usually be completed in a few weeks. The exact amount of time depends on the size and complexity of the project. If you don’t have an existing porch or deck to build your sunroom on, your foundation may need to be extended, adding to the construction costs and timeline.

Is a Four-Season Sunroom Right For You?

A sunroom can be a great addition to a home, but is it right for you? That depends on your home and your needs. A sunroom may be the perfect solution if you want to add more space but don’t want to deal with the costs or time required to construct an entirely new room addition. A four-season sunroom can provide the room you need for a playroom, home office, workout area, or entertainment area. 

If you want to add a sunroom, deck, or patio enclosure to your home, ensure you work with an experienced builder who will match it to your home’s architecture. This will increase your home’s curb appeal and value.

An experienced contractor can handle the entire process from start to finish, including obtaining all necessary building permits and arranging for required inspections. Hiring a builder with a history of providing quality craftsmanship will ensure that your new home addition is as stress-free as possible.

Why Choose RT Construction For Your Building Projects?

Whether you have a design in mind or want to explore other options, the professionals at RT Construction can design and build your ideal home addition. We create spaces that allow our customers to grow comfortably in their homes. Whether you need a building addition, deck, or have another project in mind, we’d love to discuss it with you.

RT Construction has completed residential and commercial projects in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas with precision and quality for over 25 years. We take pride in our work, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. We design and install decks, patio covers, and underdecking systems. Our employees are licensed, insured, and bonded for your protection. Contact us online or call 636-317-5636 to schedule a consultation and free estimate.

 

 

 

 

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