Sunroom ideas and designs for your home

Published On: August 25, 2014|Categories: Sun Rooms|

A sunroom allows you to enjoy your surroundings while being protected from the sun, rain or wind. Sunroom additions have become quite popular in recent times. More than 500,000 homes in North America have sunrooms added to them. A sunroom addition will make your home more beautiful.

Installing a sunroom is easier and more cost-effective than building an extra room on your property. Also, sunrooms provide an extra space you can enjoy all year round.

Sunroom designs

Sunrooms have come a long way. Modern sunrooms are more attractive and energy-efficient than old designs. They are low maintenance, and their design tends to blend well with nearly all kinds of architecture. Before designing a sunroom, you should know how you intend to use the space. You have got three options for sunroom designs.

An open porch will be enjoyable in early fall and late spring. However, the winter cold and summer heat will make it virtually useless during those months where the weather is extreme.

A three-season sunroom is built of insulated glass, but it doesn’t have a cooling or heating system. Thanks to its insulated design, it will be usable during cold and hot seasons. But the area may become unusable if the summer is too hot or the winter is too cold.

Four-season sunrooms are well-insulated structures that have their own cooling and heating systems. They incorporate thermally insulated glass in their framing. Thermally insulated glass prevents condensation and makes the space more energy efficient. A four-season sunroom will increase the value of your property when it is time to sell.

Types Of sunrooms

There are mainly three types of sunrooms.

Cathedral sunrooms

Cathedral sunrooms have a front-peaked wall that lets light in and increase your view of the outdoors. If you install a glass-paned roof, your view will get even better. A cathedral sunroom provides year-round comfort.

Cathedral Sunroom Advantages

A cathedral sunroom’s peaked roof will complement most homes’ architecture. They look more spacious. Also, the slopped roof will prevent snow buildup.


A conservatory sunroom requires less maintenance. It has energy-efficient features and a classical design. A conservatory sunroom has a domed roof design, which adds a touch of elegance to your entire home. These sunrooms can serve as intimate retreats. They can even enclose a pool.

Conservatory Sunroom Advantages

A conservatory sunroom can add a Georgian or Victorian appeal to your home. It has a long, arched design that provides a 360-degree view of the outside. Also, a conservatory sunroom made entirely of glass looks beautiful and lets in the most sunlight.

Straight/curved eave sunrooms

These sunrooms use glass or an opaque material to build a straight, angled roof. They have a modern look; they are also highly energy efficient. They are available in both traditional and modern designs. The best part is that they look like a natural part of the house.

At Jans Awnings, we have several years of experience in building and installing sunrooms that will add beauty and value to your home. Our sunrooms are custom-designed and can withstand storms. They have a well-insulated wall system. They are built of high-performance glass and thermal efficiency.

Jans Awnings offers customized sunrooms that suit your specific needs and budget. Call our Woodlawn office today at 613-832-2345 to get a sunroom installation quote.


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