Many Southwest Floridians already have a lanai or outdoor patio attached to their homes, but the weather is often too hot, rainy, or uncomfortable to enjoy it.
If you convert your screen porch into a glass sunroom, you can finally relax in your outdoor space year-round without discomfort.
Whether you want to spend more time with family, entertain guests, or enjoy some peace and natural light, a glass sunroom can provide you with the perfect outdoor sanctuary no matter the time of year.
Below, we’ll discuss the five reasons you should replace your screened-in porch with the sunroom of your dreams.
1. Extra Space
One of the greatest benefits of sunrooms is their versatility. Not only do they increase functional living space, but they can also feel like both an extension of the outdoors and the indoors simultaneously, making it an ideal space for all occasions.
You can design and style a glass sunroom for what will work best for you and your home. Some ideas are:
- A family room
- Entertainment room
- Home office
- Workout & fitness room
- Breakfast nook
- Hobby area
- Garden room
- Pet area
If you can dream it up, your glass sunroom can provide a space for it! With its natural light, clear views, protection from Southwest Florida’s unpredictable weather, and all the comforts of your home’s interior, a glass sunroom can offer all that your current screened-in patio provides, and so much more.
2. Increase the Property Value Of Your Home
When the weather is right, screened porches are functional, but they don’t add significant value to the home.
When you convert a screened porch to a glass sunroom, you’ll have a high-value improvement. Depending on how it is constructed and installed, adding a glass sunroom may even count as an extra room, increasing your home’s square footage and real estate value. Furthermore, if you choose to use impact windows and glass, it can protect your home from hurricane damage.
The combination of more usable living space and home hurricane protection not only adds an appealing selling feature for when you’re ready to put your home on the market, it can also enable you to get back a large portion of your investment.
3. Pest and Pollen Control
Another benefit of converting a screened porch into a sunroom is that it reduces exposure to irritants and pests such as:
- Mosquitoes and flies.
- Dirt, dust, and pollen.
While screened porches have small spaces that allow insects, animals, and pollen to enter, glass lanai enclosures will keep them out.
4. Abundant Natural Light
While you may be able to enjoy natural light in your screened-in patio, it’s typically only when the weather is nice. Glass walls, on the other hand, will give you plenty of opportunities to soak up some sunshine throughout the year.
In fact, a glass sunroom will let in just as much natural light, if not more, than your screened patio.
5. Energy Efficiency
A glass-enclosed porch allows plenty of light into your home so you can keep your lights off more often and save money on your electric bill. Additionally, with proper insulation and windows, it’s easier to maintain the temperature in your home.
Constructing your sunroom with double-paned, tempered windows and high-quality seals ensures that the air you keep in your home stays within your home.
If you opt for high-performance, Low-E Glass, this additional coating helps keep the natural light in and the heat out by:
- Offsetting harsh sun glares.
- Reducing the amount of infrared and ultraviolet (UV) light that passes through.
- Preventing heat from penetrating your windows.
Convert Your Screen Porch to a Glass Sunroom
Each Floridian deserves to enjoy their outdoor space, no matter the time of year without worrying about uncomfortable weather, pests, debris, or a spiked electric bill.
If you're interested in creating an outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round, Storm Solutions offers a selection of the best windows and custom glass enclosures in the industry.
Curious as to how much converting your screened porch into a sunroom would cost? Request a Free Estimate.