Sunroom Basics

Terry Emelander, Licensed Builder
Main Phone & Fax: 269-673-1502
Cell: 616-218-5450

Sunroom Basics

Do you need a place to sit and relax, enjoy the sun, entertain company, or a playroom for the kids? Sunrooms are a cost effective addition to your home that increase the resale value of your home giving you a good return on your investment with the benefits of a comfortable extra room. Most sunroom installers offer both 3 season and 4 season sunrooms. There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding which will work better for your family’s needs and lifestyle.

The three season sunrooms are intended for the spring, summer, and fall. They have an aluminum wall structure which is 2 inches thick with single pane windows. The roofs are insulated to help cool the porch during the warm summer days. The three season rooms are not intended to be heated in the winter and may be costly to do so on the early spring and late fall days. The four season sunrooms have insulated windows and roof panels with thicker walls for much greater insulation. They are more efficient to heat and cool than the three season sunrooms. In fact your heating and cooling costs may be reduced by 30 to 60% per year over a 3 season sunroom.

T & L Services offers several choices of composite walls made from an extruded mix of fiber and vinyl that are dent resistant, easy to clean, and give the room greater thermal efficiency by eliminating the conductivity of aluminum framing. The roof panels are available in 3, 4, and 6 inch thicknesses for better insulation and meet the Michigan snow load codes. The sunroom’s best features are the windows with Low E Argon double paned glass and Edgetech’s Spacesaver. This means that the windows keep the elements out especially the sun, keeping it cooler, reducing UV Rays, and diminishing faded curtains, furniture, and carpet. The space saver between the double paned glass resists condensation from corner to corner allowing windows to stay clear. This helps decrease the humidity and mold growth in the warm muggy conditions of the summer. The space saver prevents your air conditioning from escaping during the summer, and the heat during the winter. It also greatly reduces noises from outside. Our sunroom customers have been amazed that their sunroom and home maintained a constant cool temperature in the heat of a summer afternoon.

When investing in a sunroom it is important to take into consideration your lifestyle, and how often you intend on using your sunroom. Initial cost and long term energy savings must be weighed heavily. In today’s age energy savings are vital to the environment. All season sunrooms can be excellent assets to your property.

T & L Services offers dependable quality service with one stop shopping assisting our customers with all their needs including design, blinds and window options, lighting and fan options, laminate flooring or carpet, and heating & cooling with your best interests always our number one goal. We are ready to design a custom sunroom with you to transform your space while adding a great value to your home.