While the most obvious answer to this question would appear to be one season-there’s a little bit more to it than that. In this blog, we’ll clarify the differences between a 3 season and 4 season room so if you’re in the market for one you’re able to make an educated decision on what type of sunroom or deck and patio enclosure is best for your home.
What Is A 3 Season Room?
A three season room is designed for use in spring, summer and fall but cannot be utilized in the winter due to the fact that it is not connected to your home’s HVAC system which prevents its temperature from being regulated. 4 season rooms have more insulation than 3 season rooms (which in some cases have no insulation). A four season porch must follow the same codes (floor, wall, ceiling, insulation, windows, etc.) as a standard room addition.
What Is A 4 Season Room?
A four seasons room has more insulation than 3 seasons rooms (which in some cases have no insulation. A four season porch must follow the same codes (floor, wall, ceiling, insulation, windows, etc.) as a standard room addition.
Perks of Each Sunroom
Three Season Room
- Keeps pollen, dust, dirt, direct sunlight, rain & mosquitoes out of your entertaining
- Less costly than a 4 season room since it is not temperature regulated
- Can be constructed quicker
Four Seasons Room
- A year-round entertaining space
- Increases your property’s value more than a 3 season room does
- 4 season rooms are often filled with windows which gives the vibe of being outdoors without having to leave an air conditioned or heated area
Drawbacks of Each Sunroom
Three Season Room
- Can’t be used year-round
- Adds less value than a four season room
- More expensive
- Takes longer to construct
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