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A 3-Season or 4-Season Sunroom - Which One Is Right For Me?

Building a 3-season or 4-season sunroom can add magic to your home – an airy, beautiful space that you can enjoy natural light in at any time of the year. Unlike classic sunrooms which can be too cold to use a lot of the time, 3-season or 4-season sunrooms are built to be lived in and enjoyed for longer periods. 

For Varying Climates

With the climate in the 518 Area, choosing a 3-season or 4-season sunroom can be a smart choice and a wonderful Gloversville home addition. But what’s the difference between the two, and which is right for me? In this post, we’ll take a look at both and help you decide what’s right for your home. 

3-Season Sunroom

With a 3-season sunroom, the clue lies in the name: these are sunrooms that are primarily designed to be used for three seasons of the year, and are generally unusable in the depths of winter. While 3-season sunrooms tend to be more robust than some other types of sunroom, they generally don’t take heating into account. These rooms are generally built with aluminum frames, which are robust but generally less capable of insulation. 


While a 3-season sunroom will be built with some insulation in the walls themselves, there’s generally less of it – which means that Johnstown 3-season sunrooms are much more affordable. As such, this is the sunroom for you if you’re happy with the room being out of use in the winter and want to keep your budget down. 

4-Season Sunroom

A 4-season sunroom, on the other hand, is yours to use year-round – a paradise that you can enjoy the Broadalbin sun even in the harshest winters. 4-season sunrooms are built into the structure of your house, generally with a frame that has increased insulation capacities, and the insulation of the walls and windows are better. 


A 4-season sunroom can also be hooked up to the HVAC system in your home, meaning you can look out at the frost on your lawn on winter mornings and feel none of the cold that comes with it. As you may suspect, though, all of this comes at a price and a 4-season sunroom is more expensive than a 3-season sunroom. 

What Should I Know Before Getting a 3-Season or 4-Season Sunroom?

The first thing to think about is your budget: what can you afford for your home? Working out your budget and sticking to it during the process is vital – and make sure to leave a little extra margin in case of any bumps in the road, as well as to put money towards furniture for your new space. 

It’s also useful to think about where you might put your sunroom. Working out where your home gets the most light can help you decide where to position the room to enjoy the maximum benefits. Make sure you keep in mind any building regulations around your home, though – you don’t want to start a home addition only to find out you’re not allowed in that space. 

Finally, make sure you use a reliable sunroom contractor and builder. While you may think that a sunroom is easy to build and be tempted to give it a go yourself, any building work is highly complicated and needs an experienced hand. Save yourself the trouble further down the line, and use a sunroom contractor and builder you can trust.

For a 3-season or 4-season sunroom contractor and builder in Fonda, 518 Renovations are here to help with all of your queries. Our team of knowledgeable contractors and builders can bring the skill and passion needed to ensure that your new 3-season or 4-season sunroom is a room that you’ll want to spend all of your time in. Get in touch today to talk with our team and find out more. 

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