Things to Consider When Adding a Sunroom to Your Home.

Thinking about adding a sunroom? Here’s what you need to know.



Whether it’s a screened porch or all season sunroom, how do you decide which seasonal room has the best features for you and your home. You want a sunny space filled with cozy furniture, a special new addition to your living space that allows you to bring the outdoors in. Between the different types of Sunrooms, location on your home, and budget concerns, there’s a lot to consider. So here’s what you need to know before adding a sunroom.

Types of Sunrooms



Enclosed Porch/Screen Room

Screen Rooms that provide you with full ventilation and can be installed directly onto an existing porch, patio, or deck, and can be easily upgraded to use WeatherMaster Vinyl Windows later. Screen Rooms allow you to extend your enjoyment of the outdoors without pesky insects and the elements.

WeatherMaster Sunroom

WeatherMaster Sunrooms feature WeatherMaster Vertical 4-Track Vinyl Windows from Sunspace Sunrooms. WeatherMaster Vinyl Windows are maintenance-free and are a great choice for porch or patio living space conversions, as this type of Sunroom is easily installed in existing spaces. WeatherMaster Windows are more durable than glass and are available in a wide choice of colors and tints, allowing you to customize the light within your Sunroom and is capable of up to 75% ventilation.

3 Season Sunrooms

3 Season Sunrooms provide your home with a maintenance-free exterior and will make a beautiful addition to your home. An all-in-one solution that features Acrylic Roofing and is custom designed to match your home’s existing exterior perfectly. And these 3 Season Sunrooms can be installed easily right on top of an existing porch, patio, or deck.

Thermal Sunroom

Thermal Sunrooms offer your home the ultimate in year-round comfort. Built with insulated roofing, floors, and wall panels, these sunrooms provide an energy-efficient living space that you and your family can enjoy year-round. Thermal Sunrooms are built with Therma-Deck insulated flooring and can receive any flooring treatment, making this your new favourite room in the house!

Where to Place Your New Sunroom

The first step in adding any addition to your home is placement. Where are you going to put your sunroom? Consider climate and where your room will get the brightest exposure. Also note that north facing rooms here in Ontario may require more heat in the cooler months and thermal flooring could also be a consideration.

Types of Windows

If you are looking for glass windows and year-round shelter, then a Thermal Sunroom may be your best option. And for seasonal use only, vinyl glazed windows may be just the perfect choice for your new sunny space.

Budget and Costs

Purchasing a Sunroom is a big choice and requires careful planning. Lower budget projects might consider a Screen Room or Porch Enclosure, as they are the most cost-effective additions. Bigger budget projects may allow for costly yet virtually maintenance-free Thermal Sunroom. This is a full addition to your home that can be enjoyed throughout the year with appropriate heating and cooling ventilation. These types of Sunrooms are generally connected to your home’s existing HVAC system.

With so many choices and things to consider, it’s always best to consult with the professionals. We provide free consultations and are happy to discuss any of the different options available to fit you and your needs. So call Tropical Sunrooms today and get started on your next big project!