Due to their aesthetic appeal as well as their functionality, sunrooms are popular home additions that provide homeowners with many benefits. However, you may be wondering whether you should add a sunroom to your home if doing so would require you to close off a current deck or patio space. The fact is that enclosing a deck to create a sunroom can actually make the space more functional and beneficial for you and your family. If you are currently considering adding a sunroom to your home, but are unsure as to whether you are willing to give up your deck, here are just a few of the many reasons to consider converting your deck to sunroom.
Beat the Bugs
Outdoor decks make a great entertainment space for backyard barbeques during the summer by allowing you and your guests to enjoy the fresh air and soak up the sun. However, the sun and warmth often means more bugs, which can quickly ruin any dinner party or event. This is where a sunroom can come in handy as it will provide you with the atmosphere of being outdoors, while protecting your guests from those pesky insects hell-bent on ruining your perfect party. A sunroom will allow you to enjoy the sun and breeze, while screens prevent any insects from infiltrating your party space.
Escape the Elements
While we are discussing parties, it is important to mention the extent to which sunrooms can protect your party guests from the elements. Whether the temperature skyrockets, plummets, or turns rainy and windy, your guests will be protected and shielded from any bad weather. This means that with an all season sunroom, you can hold barbeques year-round as you will have an outdoor space in which to entertain no matter the weather. This also means that you will be able to spend time with your family, and enjoy diners, outside year-round. However, if you are hesitant to give up your deck completely, you could always choose to only convert part of a larger deck into a sunroom so that you still have some fully outdoor entertainment and cooking space you can enjoy on those rare days where the weather is nice and the bugs stay away.
Enjoy the View
Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular to watch year-round; however, winter sunrises can be amongst the most spectacular. The problem is that viewing them can be rather unpleasant in the bitter frost and cold. With a sunroom, you will have a warm and cozy space in which to enjoy the morning and evening views year-round.
Add Value to Your Home
Finally, perhaps the best benefit of converting your deck into a sunroom is that it can actually increase the value of your home. While enclosing your home’s deck does not usually add to the actual square footage of your home, it can help to boost its resale value and salability. This is due to the fact that prospective homebuyers know how beneficial sunrooms can be in providing a functional, year-round entertainment space. This will make your home more marketable, and increase its overall worth.
While decks can provide a great space in which to enjoy the outdoors on moderate weathered days, converting this space into a sunroom will provide you with a space you can enjoy and entertain in year-round. Sunrooms provide a reliable functionality you cannot get from a traditional deck space. However, if you are still not convinced of how beneficial converting your deck into a sunroom could be, contact us to learn about more of the reasons you should consider doing so, as well as to find out about starting the process of having your current deck converted into a new sunroom.
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