The Difference Between a Sunroom and Screened Room

If you’re considering adding some outdoor space to your home, you’ve got plenty of options. Two of the most popular choices here in Florida are sunrooms and screened rooms. Screened rooms go by many names, including screened-in rooms and screened-in porches.

A sunroom is a roofed structure that is connected to your home with glass walls, usually from floor to ceiling. A screened room is similar, except the walls are finished with a fine mesh screen instead of glass.

Sunroom Benefits

A sunroom gives you the feeling of being outdoors with protection from the elements. Since the walls are made of glass, you get the benefits of the sun’s rays on nice days, plus you’ll feel surrounded by the greenery of your lawn and gardens. Sunrooms are very popular with home gardeners since they are a great place for fragile plants to grow while still getting much needed sunlight. However, since they are completely enclosed, you can expect the additional cost of air conditioning for the space.

Sunrooms are often considered indoor square footage since they’re enclosed and are suitable for year-round use.

Screened Room Benefits

Screened rooms and porches take that outdoor feeling up a notch. With nothing but fine mesh separating you from the outside, you’ll literally feel the summer breeze as it passes by. Screened rooms make great areas for entertaining, enclosing a pool, or keeping plants. Screened rooms also cost less to install when compared to a sunroom because they don’t use a large number of glass panels. For families that want an outdoor space to use when the weather is nice, a screened room or porch is a good choice.

Custom Outdoor Space Contractor in Tampa Bay

No matter if you choose a sunroom or a screened porch, the construction professionals here at Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. in Tampa have the resources and expertise needed to build an outdoor space that is perfect for your needs and expectations. We’ll help you decide which option is best for you based on your intended use and lifestyle, then develop a customized plan to make that dream a reality. Call us at (813) 602-7556 or contact us online to start the free estimate process today!

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