Sunrooms by Stewart’s Super Stu are rooms constructed primarily of glass that can create a light-filled home in any climate. Constructed in many shapes and styles, Stewart Sunrooms range from simple screened enclosures for use during nice weather to insulated sunrooms for year-round use. An excellent way to expand a home, sunrooms not only add to your home’s square footage, but also because of the value they offer as a place for relaxation, entertainment or recreation. Stewart’s Super Stu Team will provide their best recommendations for you depending on the specific use you have in mind for your sunroom. Seasonal rooms may feature single pane glass and windows with large screens. Year-round enclosures would call for thermally insulated glass, thermal barriers in the frames and can be heated and air-conditioned for year-round use. Sunroom Features Consider these important sunroom options:
- Consider the room’s use. If you simply want an outdoor retreat during nice weather, a screen porch or seasonal sunroom might be right for you. If you are looking for an expanded family room, kitchen, exercise room or home office to use year round, select a solarium, conservatory or insulated sunroom. Today’s higher quality sunrooms come with in-wall wiring as an option, so you can use them for almost any purpose.
- Consider the sunroom’s view. Full-length floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall glass gives the best view of the outdoors. A true custom sunroom builder will be able to size windows and doors without using unsightly filler to meet the homeowners specifications. Filler obstructs occupant’s views and creates an "add-on" look that can detract from your home.
- Think about the room’s sun exposure. Directly exposed sunrooms will probably need blinds or shades, and perhaps low-e glass with special tints to prevent overheating and to filter harmful UV rays from the sun. Sunrooms facing wooded lots can often be left completely natural.
- Fit the sunroom into your current home structure. There’s nothing worse than a room addition that looks like an add-on. Have the company design a room that blends with your home’s character and its natural roofline.
- Aluminum vs. Vinyl. Both are practical, economical, energy-efficient, and made to last. Base your decision on what looks best for your home.