Adding a sunroom or screened porch are both excellent ways to add additional space to your Baltimore home. However, the two rooms have very different functions. Thinking about which outdoor living space benefits you best is essential to do before installation occurs. Here at Freedom Fence, we’re experts when it comes to outdoor living space construction, and one of our top priorities is to help you make the right choice. Are you not sure if a sunroom or screened porch is best for your Baltimore home? Well, keep reading. Today we’re going to provide tips and distinctions between the two.
Determine the Purpose of Your New Room
As stated before, both a sunroom and a screened porch add additional space to your home. That’s where the similarities stop. Typically a screened-in-porch uses mesh for walls. The point is that you can still feel as if you’re outdoors without letting in any bugs. A sunroom keeps out the bugs as well and is a glass enclosure that does provide more insulation than a screened porch because it has built-in air conditioning and heating. In the case of a screened porch, you can add a fan or a heater that will help regulate its temperature.
Another thing to note is that sunrooms often have a 360 panoramic view, meaning that you’ll have an all-encompassing view of your landscape. In contrast, screened porches often are an extension of your deck and used as a roofed structure to protect your decking. You have to consider the view that you desire and the level of insulation that you prefer.
Determine When You Want to Use Your Sunroom or Screened Porch
Screened porches are ideal for the homeowner that loves spending a lot of time outdoors, whether it be enjoying the sun, grilling, or entertaining guests. Typically, most homeowners use their screened porches from March until Mid-November as if. If you add in heaters or fireplaces, you can indeed use a screened porch all-year-long. With sunrooms, because they typically have built-in air and heat, you may be more comfortable with using them all year. If you’re a Baltimore homeowner that doesn’t mind retreating indoors during the colder months, then a screened porch may be the better idea.
If you’re still not sure about what will be best to have a great outdoor living space, then give us a call. We’ll do our best to help you weigh the pros and cons for you so that you find a unique fit tailored to your lifestyle.
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