Four Tips To Building A Sunroom With Air-Conditioned Space For All Seasons
Adding a sunroom to your home can give your home valuable space to enjoy. This space can be used during the winter to get sun and passive heating and during the summer for an outdoor sitting area for entertaining. It can also be an air-conditioned space that is comfortable all year. If you want your sunroom to be perfect for any time of the year, here are some tips for building an aluminum sunroom with air-conditioned space:
1. Using Insulated Glass Panels In The Design Of Your Sunroom
There are many different types of glass that can be used for the building of your sunroom. This is often single pane glass, but if you are going to have air conditioning, you will want to have insulated glass installed. This will also require that the aluminum framing is wide enough for the glass, which is why it is important to discuss this before the sunroom is being built.
2. Adding Shades To Reduce Direct Sunlight In The Summer
If you want to get the most use out of your sunroom, you may also want to install shades for the glass. You can have shades installed for the roof glass and windows where direct sunlight comes in. This will help to reduce heat gain during hot summer days and keep your sunroom cool. In addition, you may want to consider adding window film to the windows to help reduce direct sunlight.
3. Installing Sliding Screens And Glass Walls For An Opening Design
If you want your sunroom to open during nice days, you may want to install sliding glass doors and screens in the design. These can be installed in a way so that the glass walls can be retracted and give you an open patio area. This can be great if the sunroom is near a pool and you want to have a sitting area.
4. Insulating Exposed Walls And Floors To Reduce Energy Loss
If you are going to add air conditioning to your sunroom, insulation is important. You will want to insulate any walls that are exposed to the exterior and not made of the glass and aluminum structure. If your sunroom is on a surface like a deck, it is a good idea to insulate the underside. If the deck is high and insulation will be visible, you can have soffit installed to give it a nice finished look.
These are some tips to help you make your sunroom comfortable during any time of the year. If you have specific questions about adding an aluminum sunroom to your home, contact a business like Rollins Construction.