There are many ways to enhance your property and extend your house using simple methods. One way is to get a sunroom built to enjoy a space that will immerse you in the outdoors. Meanwhile, another popular option is an enclosed deck. Aren’t they the same thing, you ask? No, they aren’t. This article will discuss the difference between a sunroom and an enclosed deck, so you make the right choice for your home.
The main difference between a sunroom and a deck is their installation. When you get an enclosed deck, the space will have a solid roof, but the sides will be screened, allowing air and outdoor noise to pass through easily.
There is no climate control or insulation in an enclosed deck. So, the temperature on the enclosed deck is whatever the outdoor temperature happens to be. Therefore, it may not be usable during colder months if installed in cooler climates. Besides temperature, the weather may determine its use. For example, an enclosed deck may not be able to be used during high wind conditions or rainstorms.
In addition, depending on where the house is located, this option may not give you a quiet space since there is no glass to muffle sounds.
A sunroom is a completely closed space with a glass or brick roof and sides. It will be insulated and connected to your property’s HVAC system. This option has additional heating options so that a sunroom can be used throughout the year.
Another sunroom feature is solid walls and windows instead of screens – an excellent option if you want to enjoy a quiet space. However, installing a sunroom is more expensive than getting an enclosed deck due to the more significant material requirement and higher labor costs for construction.
Now that you know the difference between a sunroom and an enclosed deck, you can consider your needs when choosing the best option. Once you make your choice, Reliant Home Contractors can help. Our team can create the outdoor living space you dream of that meets your needs and budget. Contact us at 919-229-9370, and let’s get this project started.