Sunrooms and home additions are cost-effective options for growing families that need additional living space. They both save you from the stress and expense of moving into a new house.
In today’s post, your local remodeling contractor, Carolina Custom Exteriors, explains what makes a sunroom different from a home addition.
Sunrooms vs. Home Additions
A sunroom is a space that’s designed to protect you from insects and the natural elements while still connecting you to the outdoors. They have glass walls or huge windows that make a room bright. These spaces are can be used for relaxing, dining or entertaining.
Most sunrooms have doors that lead to the yard while home additions offer more privacy, especially if it’s a bedroom. In a room addition, you can add plumbing, which is great if you’re planning to build a kitchen or bathroom.
As per the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code, conditioned living space shouldn’t have more than 40 percent glass on the walls. Sunrooms don’t require heating and cooling. A sunroom is designed to keep you comfortable all throughout the year so you can savor all the seasons.
Reasons You Should Choose a Sunroom
Sunrooms are more flexible and can serve multiple purposes. These spaces allow you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting you from harsh elements.
A sunroom is faster to build than a standard home addition. It can take weeks or even months to complete a room addition, which involves construction and installation of the foundation, walls, insulation, doors, windows and other fixtures.
Make sure to choose a reliable remodeling contractor for your sunroom to make the most of your investment. At Carolina Custom Exteriors, we install natural sunlight and custom sunrooms. We also specialize in deck building and siding replacement. Call us at (828) 202-9988 or complete our online form for a free quote. We serve homeowners in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC.