Three Seasons & Four Seasons Sunroom

If you want a room that allows you to enjoy nature without going outside, it may be time to seriously consider adding a sunroom in your home that will give you a first row seat with nature. 

Sunroom is a project worth investing your money and time in. 

There are several basic types of sunrooms, to choose the most suitable for you and for your lifestyle, let’s consider all options.

There are two main types of sunrooms: three seasons and four seasons. The choice between a three or four season room depends mainly on how the room will function in your life, on your lifestyle and interests, on your design preferences.

Three Seasons Sunroom

These rooms are designed to be enjoyed at any time of year, except for the cold winter. It’s the most popular type of glass sunrooms in Minnesota. These are fully enclosed extras with glass walls that allow you to appreciate your view, enjoy the natural light and increase the usable space of your home. 

What the three seasons sunroom is not designed for is to keep you warm during the winter. They are not installed with the same thermal glass as the four season sunroom. For this reason, a three seasons sunroom is more affordable than four seasons sunroom, as they require less materials and less expensive glass.

3 season sunroom

If you and your family prefer to spend cold winter nights in front of your living room fireplace, a three season sunroom is for you.

The main indicators of this sunroom type are as follows:

  • Built from less energy efficient glass
  • Minimum insulation (or no insulation)
  • There is no heating, ventilation and air conditioning system
  • The cost is lower than the four seasons sunroom 

Four Seasons Sunroom

A complete and complete continuation of your home that you can enjoy throughout the year, even during the winter months. These rooms are designed to be part of your home with proper insulation against heat loss. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, this durable and highly insulated glass prevents heat transfer from the solarium to the outside.

4 season sunroom

For people suffering from seasonal affective disorders, the four season sunroom offers a bright, natural space that can ease the winter blues. 

  • Built of high energy efficient glass
  • Standard insulation requirements
  • More efficient heating and cooling with the HVAC system thanks to better insulation.
  • Does not require a door, but homeowners can add a French door
  • High cost

It is a good investment for those who are limited in the layout of their home and plan to use the sun room not only for pleasure, but also for additional and permanent living space. 

While installing four seasonal sunbeds is more expensive than other types of sunbeds, it is worth the investment when you know without a doubt that it will improve your overall lifestyle every day of the year.

The Cost of Sunroom

Although the cost of installing a sunroom varies, it is often an inexpensive project, the pleasure of which is much higher than its cost.  

Investing in a sunroom is an excellent solution that increases the value of real estate, expands the useful space of your home and provides a specially designated area for entertainment, recreation and meetings.

Communicating with a trusted contractor who will take care of your comfort and end result, rather than your money, can help you narrow down the variety of options and bring you closer to enjoying the beauty of nature in the comfort of your home.

If you know exactly what your new sunroom should look like, or if you are open to design recommendations, consult a professional contractor to make sure you can enjoy your sunroom all year round for years to come.

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