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Sunroom or Screen Room: Importance of a Durable Roof

The importance of a durable roof in your home addition.

In this post, you'll learn ...

  • The importance of having a durable roof on your home addition.
  • Learn more about the Patio Enclosures’ sunroom and roof options here.

When shopping for a sunroom or screen room addition, it’s easy to focus on the aesthetics of the room. While it’s important to have energy efficient windows, durable screens, an abundance of glass area and the right sliding door in your new home addition, it’s also crucial to have a well-built roof.

Roof with snowMany times the construction of the roof is overlooked and taken for granted. Let’s be honest–it’s less sexy than the large picture windows and beautiful sliding doors. Yet, it’s the most critical part of the room in terms of function, longevity and durability.

The function of the roof is to keep out the elements throughout the year. Regardless of whether your room contains screens, single pane glass or insulated glass, the function of the roof remains the same.

Learn about the importance of a durable roof with a home addition.The roof on your home addition has to hold up to weather elements ranging from sun, rain, wind and even snow in northern climates. If the roof of your room addition is not constructed properly, there is a higher chance that your room will get wet when it rains or snows, rendering that space useless. For example, during a heavy snowfall, your roof has to support a tremendous amount of weight over a large surface area. To put that into perspective, think about how heavy a snow shovel is with just a scoop of wet snow on it – pretty heavy! A well-constructed roof should stand up to these elements and more, leaving you worry-free.

At Patio Enclosures by Great Day Improvements the roofs are engineered for strength and comfort. The roofs of our sunrooms have an ENERGY STAR® qualified roof panel system – Patio Enclosures is one of the only sunrooms companies that offer this quality of roof options. Our insulated roofs are available in three or six inch thicknesses and, and all roofs contain structural, thermally-engineered I-Beams, making them the strongest in the industry. They are designed to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads; in addition to earning the Energy Star rating for efficiency.

If you want the best built sunroom or screen room in the industry, look no further than Patio Enclosures. Are you ready to learn more about a sunroom home addition? Contact us today by scheduling a free in-home estimate for or call us at 800-230-8301.

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