Don’t let winter ruin your ability to enjoy your back yard. Outdoor living experts have been singing the praises of sunrooms for a while – the large windows provide for plenty of natural sunlight while the sturdy construction protects you from the elements year round.
We’ve found that many homeowners get greater enjoyment from and use their decks more when they have a sunroom built on the deck. A big part of the issue is sunshine – as much as we all enjoy the warm rays, we know that too much UV exposure can be a health hazard. Sunrooms provide shade and protection from the sun. They also keep out allergens like mold, mildew and pollen, and can protect you from harmful biting insects.
Having a sunroom built on your deck is a quick, cost-effective way to add living space to your home. Because you’re building on the deck, there’s no need to do any excavation or foundation work for your new sunroom. This means you save time and money.
Many families enjoy having a sunroom on the deck because it offers the best of two worlds. Use the open deck area for barbecuing, container gardening, or enjoying being outside – then use the sunroom whenever you’d like more privacy, a little less nature, or both.
Many people feel more comfortable sitting in a sunroom rather than out in the open. The sense of being enclosed can be relaxing – and if you’re trying to relax and also have small children or active pets, being able to keep them safely inside the sunroom is a smart stress buster.
Sometimes sunrooms are referred to as solariums or conservatories. The terms are pretty much interchangeable, aside from some minor details. The key to creating an enjoyable space for your family to use and enjoy is working with an experienced local deck contractor.