Adding a sunroom is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal. This particular room can also enhance the overall value of your home. Sunrooms can also increase the square feet of your home and is also great for entertainment. However, adding a custom sunroom can cause a spike in your utility bills. To make your area more energy-efficient, follow these helpful tips.
Windows For Your Custom Sunroom
Your windows play a critical role in the temperature and feel of your sunroom. In colder months, your room is likely to be chilly, while in the warmer months, your room is hotter. Before winter, you can add a few layers of plastic film to your windows. You can also hang up curtains and drapes as well over your windows. Or you can even add a tint to your windows.
The glass in your windows also contributes to your home’s energy efficiency. When considering the energy rating of your windows, you should keep two elements in mind: the U-factor (Solar Heat Loss Coefficient) and SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Windows that are energy efficient have U-factors of 0.3 and lower. If you live in a colder climate or close to water, “Low-E” is the best cost-effective option for your sunroom windows.
Insulation For Your Custom Sunroom
Insulation is vital to your sunroom because, without it, temperatures can fluctuate. As a result, this can also impact the temperatures in other areas of your home. You should insulate space above your ceilings and below your floors. It would be best if you always worked with a contractor to install your insulation. An insulated sunroom can feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Other Cost-Effective Techniques For Your Sunroom
Checking for any signs of leakage within the frames of your sunroom is helpful. You can use caulk, foam, and weatherstripping materials surrounding the edges of your perimeter to cover any exposed cracks. Applying these options is a great way to prevent air from escaping and leaking. You can also install a ceiling fan to keep cool during summer.
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