This article describes the different types of sunrooms that are available, including knee-wall sunrooms, conservatories, solariums, screened patios…
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This article describes the different types of sunrooms that are available, including knee-wall sunrooms, conservatories, solariums, screened patios and seasonal sunrooms.
Sunrooms make a great addition to your home and offer a sunny room with a view. There are many different types of sunrooms available on the market from which you can choose. Here are some of the most common types of sunrooms available.
Knee-wall sunrooms feature walls of glass with a short wall, about knee-height, that runs from the ground to the windowsill. With knee-wall sunrooms, you get a great view and a modest amount of privacy. Knee-walls are especially nice because you can run electrical wires through the wall, which you can't do with glass.
Solariums and Conservatories make beautiful sunrooms, because they normally contain insulated glass that can be heated or air conditioned, allowing you to use the room all year long. Sometimes known as green rooms, solariums and conservatories offer an unbelievable panoramic view of your surroundings. Usually these sunrooms can be built with a knee-wall or full-length glass.
Seasonal sunrooms are exactly what the name suggests- seasonal. These sunrooms are usually built with single pane glass windows. Unlike solariums and conservatories, seasonal sunrooms are not heated or air conditioned. Depending on the climate, seasonal sunrooms may be used only in spring, summer and fall.
Screened patios are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, weather permitting. These sunrooms have walls/windows that are covered in mesh screen, allowing fresh air into the room. Screened patios are often the most economical sunroom available.
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