When most people think of sunrooms, they imagine sunshine and warm weather. After all, that’s what a sunroom is best for, right? While there is some truth to the idea that a sunroom is best used when it is sunny, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re only useful when the weather is pleasant. In fact, a sunroom from industry leader TEMO can be enjoyed throughout the year, thanks to exceptional engineering and materials. If not being able to enjoy a sunroom during the winter has ever stopped you from considering this versatile home addition, TEMO products provide a solution.
Sunrooms Through the Seasons
You might be wondering why sunrooms have a reputation for being useful only during certain times of the year. In the early days of sunroom additions, many sunrooms simply lacked the technology to be properly insulated during the colder months. Walls and roofs were often made with materials that did not provide the best thermal performance, which could lead to sunrooms that were both overly hot as well as overly cold. Windows were another source of energy loss for early sunrooms, and with walls made of glass, it’s easy to see how older sunroom designs could quickly become uncomfortable depending on the weather.
When researching sunrooms, you’ve probably noticed that many manufacturers rate their sunrooms based on the number of seasons they can be expected to be enjoyed. It’s common to see two and three seasons sunrooms, with the rating signifying that these sunrooms are suitable for spring-summer or spring-summer-fall use, respectively. While these are not guidelines from a rating entity, they do offer valuable insight into the usefulness of certain sunrooms.
Another key factor to consider when examining sunrooms is how well they’re rated for your local building codes. TEMO sunrooms have been engineered to meet or exceed all local building codes. This is especially important in colder climates, where excess snow accumulation must be considered. TEMO sunroom roofs are rated to stand up to the annual snowfall requirements for your area.
Improving Comfort and Energy Efficiency
Keeping a sunroom at a comfortable temperature throughout the year is all about improving its energy efficiency. At TEMO, our sunrooms feature expanded polystyrene thermal roofs and walls, which offer an impressive level of energy efficiency. We also offer industry leading glass options, including optional energy efficiency upgrades, to improve our windows’ thermal performance. Taken together, these innovations translate to a sunroom that is much more energy efficient and comfortable than the alternatives.
At TEMO, we offer extended-season sunrooms that are designed with colder climates in mind. Our extended-season sunrooms combine all of our most energy-efficient features into one convenient package that’s designed to stay as comfortable as possible throughout the year. Still, homeowners might consider connecting their sunroom to the home’s main HVAC unit—or adding a window unit or space heater—to keep their sunroom comfortable during extremely cold or hot days. Additionally, good old sunshine is still one of the best ways to warm a TEMO sunroom, so supplemental heating may also be required when it’s overcast and gray.
Find Out More About the Most Versatile Sunrooms Available
If you’re interested in a sunroom that you’ll be able to enjoy even when the weather is chilly, turn to TEMO Sunrooms. Contact us today to find out more about our sunrooms and to find a qualified local dealer near you.