A sunroom, otherwise known as conservatories are a great addition to any home. They create a space that wasn’t previously there and are perfect for relaxing in. They are perfect for hosting parties in. But, they are only perfect and great in these ways if they work properly, no matter the climate. What this means is that they work in a way in which they are neither too cold, nor too warm regardless of the temperature of the weather outside. For advice on how to add a sunroom to your home that will withstand any climate, make sure to read on.
Keeping it warm
There’s no doubt about it, conservatories do get cold when the temperatures drop in the winter months. And your sunroom will get very cold when the winter arrives if you don’t seek to fight the cold.
To fight the cold and make your sunroom a comfortable and habitable place in the winter. Before the frost even sets in the first thing that you should do is have its roof vetted and checked . Specifically, if your sunroom has a glass or polycarbonate roof. You should have this changed and made more solid. You should do so because these types of roof are considered weak when it comes to the winter. They let in too much cold air and even damp.
What you can also do is consider having underfloor heating systems laid under your sunroom floor so as to ensure that your feet and toes will always feel toasty when they walk across it, no matter the time of day or season.
Keeping it cool
Winter doesn’t last forever, however, so you can’t just make changes to your sunroom to keep it warm. You also have to have changes take place within it to keep it cool. Making it a habitual place in the warmer months of summer too.
To do this, try to deny the rays of the sun an entrance into your sunroom, as best you can. This could mean simply having conservatory blinds fitted or custom window treatments to keep the sun out. Or having it located specifically in a place where the sun cannot easily reach it if you have not had your sunroom designed yet.
It’s not just about not letting the sun in, however. No, it’s about cooling the air in right down. Air can become very stuffy due to the greenhouse-like tendencies of sunrooms. To cool your sunroom air right down, just have an air conditioning unit fitted. Therefore, whenever you entered the room you wouldn’t be faced with an air that is far too warm and stuffy to be comfortable.
A sunroom is a place in the home that is supposed to be comfortable and a habitual retreat. For this reason, it must be kept comfortable and habitable all year round!
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