Rocklin is a wonderful place to call home, with its rolling hills and panoramic views of the Sierra mountains, and many of us try to find all the time we can to spend outdoors. Besides simply being enjoyable, sunshine has a wide range of health benefits as well. These benefits include lowering the risk for cancer, relieving depression, promoting stronger bones, getting better sleep, and much more! A sun room or a screen room is an excellent way to spend time outdoors and get in your daily dose of sunshine without having to worry about insects or a little rain shower.
Besides the health benefits you will enjoy when you get more sun, there are many other kinds of perks that you will get from installing a screen room or a sunroom for your Rocklin house. However, because of all the options that are available, choosing one or the other can become stressful. We at Clark Wagaman Designs realize it’s wise to know the advantages of each option, which is why we made you this helpful comparison guide. The information you will get will help you explore the options and decide which option will be the best fit for your Ranch Cordova home. Even though Rancho Cordova (like most of the Sacramento area) has great weather year round, there are still some elements you want to avoid when you spend time outdoors, namely rain, high winds, and of course those pesky bugs. The beauty of both screen rooms and sunrooms is that you can create a nice area where you can still be in nature, but you don’t have to deal with the negatives like buzzing flies. If your reason for adding on to your Ranch Cordova home is space, then you are definitely on the right track. Both sunrooms and screen rooms can increase your square footage without eating into your nest egg. What is the difference? A screen room, is, as the name indicates, is a roofed structure enclosed with screen, which remains open to the elements. On the other hand, a sun room is an enclosed, glassed in structure. If you desire, you can add sliding doors (with screens) in your sun room. Let’s take a closer look at what each option has to offer your home:
Features: The screen room is a three-season room which can be used when the weather permits. You can add lighting or ceiling fans, if desired.
Advantages - More affordable than a sunroom, and allows you to enjoy the beautiful Rocklin weather with your loved ones without being bothered by pesky flies, bees or wasps. Since there are only screens between you and the great outdoors, the screen room offers a closer, more intimate connection with nature. In addition to standard screens, you can choose to add any of the following energy efficient screen choices:
Sun Screen 80% - This option offers good sun protection and outstanding outward visibility. It also has the best airflow.
Sun Screen 90% - Our 90% Sunscreen choice will deliver great protection from the sun, and maintains a good outward visibility in spite of its 10% extra protection. This option offers better privacy, but it does restrict airflow more than the 80% option. Keep in mind that it is common to install both types throughout your screen room for the best performance (since the east and west sides of the room will get the most intense sun.)
Pet Screen - This screen is made from heavy duty, vinyl-coated polyester and is resistant to tears and damage caused by household pets.
Disadvantages - There is minimal protection from the weather, as the screen room is much more exposed to the outdoor elements, but keep in mind that for the most part our weather here in Rocklin is very pleasant.
You can choose to have your screen room built under either an insulated or a non-insulated cover. Unlike most other (pre-made) screen rooms, we custom build our screen rooms one piece at a time, which creates a unique look and feel. If you want to create an outdoor living space without losing the “great outdoors” then the screen room is the perfect solution for your home.
Features: The sunroom can truly be considered a four-season room, and can be fitted with double pane glass and central heating and air.
Advantages - The sunroom offers protection from all unpleasant weather and insects, and can be used year round, no matter the weather. With the sunroom’s fully functioning heating and cooling, it is basically an extension of your house, meaning that you can spend time in the sunshine without dealing with pesky bugs! Plus, no matter what the outside weather decides to do, you will remain comfortable inside thanks to our climate controlled rooms. Best of all, we offer energy efficient glass which helps you save on your heating and cooling bills.
Disadvantages - The one disadvantage of a sunroom is that it can be a little more expensive than a screen room. However, the value it adds to your home can pay off down the road. As you can see, installing a sun room is the perfect way to marry the elements of your home and nature.
So how do you make the decision that’s best for your Rocklin home? Be sure to consider your goals, budget, and how you plan to use the space. If all you want is a simple outdoor area to protect you from insects in the summer, then a screen room is a great choice. When you are considering budget, keep in mind that each option also has a different impact on the resale value of your home. In the end, the choice is up to you. Clark Wagaman Designs has been building sun rooms and screen rooms for over 35 years in the Sacramento area, and we’d love to help you with your project. We strive to offer the best workmanship and the highest quality product, at the fairest price. We give each and every customer caring, friendly, and helpful customer service, and we can’t wait to help you make your house in Rocklin, the home of your dreams! Give us a call today!
Clark Wagaman Designs
3500 Power Inn Road, Suite C, Sacramento, CA 95826
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