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Choose the Best Sunroom for You — Types of Sunrooms

Blog Post Updated on: May 22, 2020

Types of Sunrooms - Patio Enclosures

In this post, you will learn…

  • The difference between the different types of sunrooms: screen rooms, three season rooms, four season rooms and solariums.
  • Which sunroom addition best fits your individual needs
  • Why a Patio Enclosures sunroom offers the best value for your investment

Are you looking to build an addition onto your home but aren’t sure what type is best for you? Since your home is one of the biggest investments that you will ever make, why not add value to it with a sunroom addition. This affordable addition offers numerous options that will add additional space and enhance your home. Besides the major cost difference, sunrooms can be installed in a fraction of the time a traditional addition takes.

Types of Sunrooms Comparison Chart [infographic]

Sunroom Additions - Types & Options

Screen Rooms

White Aluminum Frame Screen Room with Single-Slope Roof

Whether you are looking to add a brand new room onto your home or want to screen-in or enclose an existing patio or porch space, we can handle your project. A screen room is an affordable option that keeps the bugs and yard debris out while allowing the breeze into your space.

Three Season Rooms

Sandstone Aluminum Frame Three Season Room with Gable Roof

Patio Enclosures three season rooms are a great addition for homeowners who want to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their home, but do not necessarily need the living space all year-round. This option is more affordable than a four season room and it extends its use to three seasons: spring, summer, and fall. If you live in a warm to mild climate, a three season room may be perfect for you all year long.

Four Season Rooms

Four season aluminum sunroom in sandstone with shingled single-slope roof and solid knee wall

If you are looking to add year-round living space to your home, a four season room is the best option for you. These rooms are manufactured with thermal breaks throughout the structure and double-pane, high-performance Comfort-Gard® insulated glass, so you can heat and cool your room cost-effectively. A Patio Enclosures four season room, also known as an all season room, is constructed with either vinyl or aluminum framing and includes a 6-inch roof for added insulation and protection against maximum wind and snow loads. Whether you decide to go elaborate or simple, there are options available for every budget.


White with sloped roof exterior

With glass walls and a glass roof, a Patio Enclosures solarium gives you unobstructed views of your surroundings, including the sky. Each room is manufactured with one-inch-thick double-pane, high-performance Comfort-Gard insulated glass to improve heating and cooling performance.

Which Type Is Best For Me?

Before planning your sunroom, it’s important to decide which type of sunroom is best suited to fit your unique needs. At Patio Enclosures, we want to help you choose a room that is a perfect fit for your budget and lifestyle. View our side-by-side sunroom comparison chart to see the features of all of our types of sunrooms and the benefits of each. If you're still unsure, schedule an appointment with one of our sunroom experts! We've been designing and building sunrooms for homeowners like you for over 50 years and would be happy to come to your home, assess your space, listen to your vision and make recommendations to create the perfect space for you.

Why Choose Patio Enclosures

With so many choices out there, you may be wondering what makes Patio Enclosures different than the rest. Unlike other companies, we are a one-stop shop. We design, manufacture, install, guarantee, and service all of our products, every time. Your home is unique, so your sunroom addition should be too! We also offer a number of financing plans to help you get the room you want and stay within your budget.

If you’re ready to take the next step, schedule your free, in-home design consultation so our experts can determine which sunroom type is best for your home.

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