Screened porches are great for the summer months, but what happens when winter rolls around? A screen may be able to protect you from rain and even snow, but what about freezing temperatures? Sure, you can bundle up, but is that really how you want to enjoy the outdoors? Sunrooms solve all of these problems – and more!
North American Deck & Patio is a sunroom contractor with the expertise and experience to build high-quality sunrooms. We want you to enjoy the outdoors year-round, and we have the knowledge and ability to help you achieve that. We work with clients throughout Maryland including Howard County, Montgomery County, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel County.
Why a Sunroom?
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you know how irritating weather and pests can be. Whether it’s inflamed mosquito bites or painful sunburn, you’ve fallen victim to mother nature at least a few times in your life. But what if you could avoid all of this while still getting the most out of your property – all year? Sunrooms are the solution to this problem and you can have one built on your property.
Screens are great for keeping out bugs, but what about cold air or even heavy rain? Air of any temperature passes through screens like they weren’t even there. This can cause temperatures to become extremely uncomfortable in the harsher winter or even summer months. The difference with a sunroom is that they have double-pane glass windows. These windows help to keep out the outdoor air and keep in the indoor air.
In addition, glass windows will keep out precipitation more effectively. If it is extremely windy out, a screen won’t do much from stopping rain from blowing in. Glass, in contrast, does not have this problem and will keep out rain and snow without issue.
Because the sunroom is completely insulated from the outdoors, it is much easier to control the temperature and humidity. You can pump in air from your central air conditioner or set up portable A/Cs or heaters to your liking. Even if its below freezing outside, it will feel like you are still inside while being able to see and experience the outdoors.
Adding a sunroom is like adding another room to your home. Not only can you use it as a place to hang out and enjoy the outdoors, but you can use it for a plethora of other things. Put a dinner table in and use it as another dining room. Put a TV in and use it as an outdoor living room. Even just put some lockers or cabinets in and use it for storage.
In addition to being a place for your family to relax, a sunroom also has the benefit of adding value to your home. The increase of square footage and the improved look of your home makes it more desirable to potential buyers. Home improvements are almost always good for value, and this one is no different.
Though you can use air conditioning and heating, you don’t always need to. Since the sunroom is mostly glass, natural light will pass through providing natural heat. Even when it is cold out, a bright day will make it so that you’ll use your heat very little or not at all.
In addition to the functional aspects of sunrooms, they also improve the look of your home. Sunrooms can be customized with a variety of styles and colors. If you have other home improvements, sunrooms can be built to match and even complement them.
If you want to increase your enjoyment of the outdoors and protect yourself from its less than positive aspects, a sunroom is a perfect choice for you. At North American Deck & Patio, our team of professionals can design and install a stunning sunroom for you and your family. Contact us today for more information on our sunroom construction and design services.