When you first start looking into adding a sunroom to your house, you might be surprised that there are several major decisions you have to make.  The first decision will be choosing which of the sunroom types you want.  Two of the primary types are three season sunrooms or all season sunrooms. But what’s the difference?

Three Season Sunrooms

Insulation is the biggest factor that differentiates a three-season room from an all-season room.  The insulation is what allows you to enjoy the room all year long.  Without the insulation, you will typically only want to use the sunroom in the spring, summer, and fall.  Even though the sunroom wouldn’t be warm in the winter, three season sunrooms are usually easier and less expensive to add because they are built onto a deck or patio.  This means they are less integrated into your house’s structure, and you will have an exterior door to connect the home and sunroom.  If you want an affordable and easy-to-build option, a three season sunroom will work great for you.

All Season Sunrooms

If you want to be able to enjoy your sunroom all year long, it will take a little more work and money.  All season sunrooms, sometimes referred to as four-season sunrooms, must be insulated and use your homes existing HVAC to maintain a comfortable temperature all year long.  Rather than being added onto a deck or patio, all season sunrooms are built right into your home’s construction.  They also are open to the rest of the house, so you won’t have an exterior door.  While they’re more of an investment, they are perfect for people who want to be able to enjoy a comfortable sunroom in warm or cool weather.

Choosing Your Sunroom Company

Once you know what type of sunroom you want, your next choice will involve choosing one of the best sunroom companies to get the job done. At S.E. Wisconsin Sunrooms, we can help you choose which type will work best for you and guide you through the rest of the design process. After coming up with your plan, we will work to build your dream sunroom whether you want to enjoy it all year long or not.