Follow these Three Key Tips for Building an Energy-Efficient Sunroom

When building a sunroom, one of the first things you have to ensure is its energy efficiency. The energy efficient sunrooms are one of the smartest home improvement projects you can undertake because they give you three benefits: they add to your living space, increase your homes value, and minimize your monthly energy bills. That said, for your sunroom to be these three things, it needs to have the following qualities:

UV-resistant windows

The windows are the biggest thing to consider in a sunroom. While double-paned windows are okay for the rest of the house, for a sunroom, they just won’t do. Always go with triple-paned windows for your sunroom. That third glass not only provides you with an extra barrier against the sun, it also gives you another layer of argon, the insulating gas commonly used between glass panes in multi-paned windows. In addition to choosing triple-paned windows, choose those that come with Low-E glass.

Leak-free

A poorly designed sunroom won’t be able to keep conditioned air inside and external air outside. Proper insulation is important when building a sunroom, as this can have a significant impact on your home’s energy consumption.

Energy-efficient window covering

Cover your windows with reflective shades to control the amount of sunlight that enters your room. Aside from keeping out unwanted sunlight, these window covers will also protect your interior flooring and furniture from sun damage.

An experienced contractor will be able to help you build the energy efficient sunroom to suit your needs.

Sources:

Energy Efficient Tips for Adding a Sunroom to Your Home, Resnet.us

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About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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