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Sunroom vs. Screened In Porch: How to Choose

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Need additional living space in your home? Before you put your house on the market, consider expanding on your current home. You can do this several ways. Most homeowners tend to debate between a home addition vs. sunroom vs. screened in porch. There are benefits to each option, but here we’ll explore the differences in choosing a sunroom vs. screened in porch.

Choosing Between a Sunroom vs. Screened In Porch

Sunrooms and screened in porches are similar yet two very different structures.  They are both great options, but your ultimate decision will depend on your personal preferences and need for year round livable space.

To determine which fits your needs best, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. During the warmer seasons, would you prefer to feel as if you were outside but with added privacy and protection from bugs and the elements? Or do you hope to stay within your home, but in a bright sunny room with cooling abilities?
  2. How many months out of the year do you plan to use the room?
  3. What will the purpose of the room be?
  4. Do you plan to add electronics to the room, such as TVs or speakers?

When speaking to a specialist about these questions, they could tell you which structure best suits you.

When it comes to a sunroom vs. screened in porch, a screened in porch will be the better option for you if you only care to use the space during the milder months, but not in extreme heat or extreme cold. You’re looking to keep the building, material, and maintenance costs as low as possible, and you want to keep out insects but aren’t bothered by pollen or other allergens.

A sunroom works better for homeowners who want to use the room year round, regardless of the weather; want the ability to insulate the room and have heating and cooling functionality; don’t mind the extra construction and maintenance costs due to the more versatile usage of the room; and want to remain protected from wind, rain, insects, dust, and pollen.

Paul Construction Wants to Help With Your Sunroom or Screened In Porch Construction

If you’re having trouble with deciding between a sunroom vs. screened in porch, contact the skilled professionals at Paul Construction to discuss your options. We’ll answer all your questions! Schedule a free in-home consultation today.

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