Screen rooms and sunrooms are both wonderful additions to your home, allowing you to enjoy the weather without being exposed to the elements. While there are several similarities between the two, time and time again we’ve discovered why a sunroom is slightly more superior than having a simple screen room. In this blog, we wanted to compare the two and explain why having a sunroom installed will be more beneficial in the long run.
What exactly is a screen room?
A screen room is an addition that can be added to an existing porch, deck, patio, or it can be built as a brand new area on your property. Some of the advantages are that it’s already set up to enjoy the weather and allow you to feel the breeze even when you’re closed in. Bugs, rodents, leaves, twigs, etc. won’t be able to get into the space because of the screen.
On the flip side, a screen room can really only be used a season or two depending on how much you can handle the cold. There’s no way to warm it up or even cool it down. If it’s raining or snowing, it’s still going to be able to get in because it’ll go right through the screen. In an area like the Lehigh Valley, where we experience four seasons, a screen room is not ideal.
Why is a sunroom better for this area?
A sunroom, more specifically a four-season room is arguably the perfect home addition for this area! It’s designed to bring in as much natural light as possible similar to the screen room. The biggest difference is that you’re able to enjoy the space no matter what the weather is, including the dead of winter. You can have screens installed to still enjoy the refreshing breeze, but you have the option to close it whenever you want. One additional advantage is that you won’t have to sacrifice your porch, deck, or other outdoor spaces creating a sunroom if you enjoy being out in the open on nice days.