THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN ADDING A SUN ROOM OR PATIO

Whether you call it a sun room, an enclosed patio, a Florida room or a number of other names, there are some things you need to consider before agreeing to do the project.   Sun rooms can be a great addition to any home and can provide a number of uses but there are a few items to consider.  You may find that a screened in porch is a more desirable option.   A screened in porch is exactly what the name implies.  It contains a roof, structural members and is screened in, using screen material to enclose the room and protect occupants from insects but not the elements.  Whereas a sun room is enclosed by glass, often with sliding doors that contain screens, and is often times heated and/or cooled and does protect occupants and furnishings from the elements.    In some cases, a screen in porch can be converted to a sun room by swapping the screened walls [...]