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4 Reasons You Should Convert Your Screened-in Patio to a Glass Sunroom

Posted by Giulia Ramsey on Mar 17, 2017 1:43:15 PM


Living in Southwest Florida, you probably thought your screened-in patio would see a lot of use. But, maybe it hasn’t lived up to your expectations: it’s too hot, too rainy, and overall too uncomfortable to spend much time enjoying it.

If you don’t spend much time in your screened-in patio, you might feel like you have a lot of wasted square footage on your hands. Good news— you can transform that space into a fully-functioning glass sunroom with ease! The benefits of a glass sunroom often outweigh those of a screened-in patio.

Not quite convinced to go through the work of converting? Let’s discuss the top reasons to make the change in your home.

1. Increase Your Home’s Value

By increasing your home’s square footage with a glass sunroom, you increase the overall value of your home. When you swap out the screens for glass, you suddenly have an entire extra room rather than a porch or patio. The creation of more usable living space adds an appealing selling feature for when you’re ready to put your home on the market.

The modern look and feel of a glass-walled room in your home will increase its curb appeal as well. The sleek lines and open, airy look of a sunroom can add the unexpected to your home, helping you to stand out in your neighborhood.

2. Add Natural Light to Your Home

You may be able to enjoy natural light in your screened-in patio, but only when the weather cooperates. A glass sunroom will let in just as much natural light, if not more, than your screened patio, but you will find it much more agreeable in all season and in all types of weather.

Rainy day? Humidity off the charts? In your glass sunroom you can enjoy the comforts and protections of home while still feeling as if you are outdoors. Another plus? Your houseplants will love the access to all of the natural light in your glass sunroom, without the threat of high winds, over-watering, or insects.

3. Become More Energy Efficient (and Save Money!)

According to Patio Enclosures, 47% of energy used in homes is for space conditioning, such as lighting and temperature control. A glass sunroom can help you become more energy efficient in a number of ways:

  • The abundance of natural light will reduce the need for interior lighting, helping you save on your electric bill.
  • With proper insulation and windows, you can easily maintain the temperature in your home. Double-paned windows and quality seals can ensure the comfortable air you keep in your home stays within your home.
  • Blinds, shades, and other window treatments can help to offset harsh sun glares and keep the room as cool as the rest of your home during the hottest parts of summer.
  • In milder seasons when it’s just warm enough to consider switching on the air conditioner, opening all of the windows can create breezy cross-ventilation, eliminating the need for A/C.  

4. Enjoy Multi-Functionality of a Sunroom

Perhaps the best part about a glass sunroom is its versatility. A sunroom can feel like both an extension of the outdoors and the indoors at the same time, making it an ideal space for multiple purposes, including:

  • Breakfast nook
  • Yoga/workout space
  • Kids’ playroom
  • Family room or informal living room
  • Home office
  • “Greenroom” for houseplants

Basically, if you can dream it up, your glass sunroom can provide a space for it! With its natural light, clear views of your gardens and landscaping, protection from Southwest Florida’s unpredictable weather, and all the comforts of your home’s interior, a glass sunroom can offer all your current screened-in patio provides, and so much more.

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