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A sunroom is a home addition that offers you another place to entertain your guests, unwind after a long day and enjoy the view of the outdoors from the comfort of your home. Done right, a sunroom addition will enhance the overall appeal of your home and boost the value of your property.

In today’s post, siding contractor Spicer Bros Construction, Inc. discusses what you need to know before tackling this project.

Types of Sunroom

When you hear the word sunroom, the image that likely comes to mind is the solarium type of sunroom, though there are other variants. The solarium is a glassed-in living space attached to the home, but there’s another type of sunroom called a four-season room, which can be enjoyed all year round. Other types of sunrooms include the attached greenhouse and the screen room, the latter of which features mesh walls instead of glass.


You have three choices: vinyl, aluminum and wood. Vinyl is not only popular as siding but in sunrooms too due to its affordability, low maintenance nature, excellent insulating abilities and overall strength. Aluminum is the least popular since it’s not as good an insulator while being more expensive. Wood is the costliest, but it’s perfect for screen rooms since the mesh can easily be attached to the timbers.

Type of Glass

The glass walls of your sunroom should be silicon, double-sealed, A-rated, and labeled “tempered safety” to meet code requirements. It’s best to opt for double-glazed glass for durability, insulation and glare reduction. This kind of glass is low-emissivity, which reflects heat and UV rays, and usually come with an argon gas fill for improved insulation.

Turn to Spicer Bros Construction, Inc. for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of siding and roofing services. Give us a call at (410) 546-1190 or fill out our contact form schedule an in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Salisbury, Lewes, DE, and other nearby areas.

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