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What Sunroom Type is the Most Energy Efficient?

  1. Sunroom Buyer's Guide
  2. Section 2: Which Sunroom is Right for My Home?
  3. What Sunroom Type is the Most Energy Efficient?

An all-season sunroom is designed to be as energy efficient as possible, so the homeowners can enjoy their sunroom even at the coldest times of the year. But there are many things that a contractor can do to make your all-season sunroom as energy efficient as possible.

  • Glazing: Window glazing helps control the type and amount of sunlight that enters the sunroom. Proper glazing also controls solar heat gain so the sunroom stays at a comfortable temperature.
  • Orientation: The orientation of the sunroom (example: south-facing versus north-facing) will have a big impact on the amount of direct sunlight that enters the room.
  • Materials: Some materials, like vinyl and wood, are more energy efficient than materials like aluminum. Double paned windows are far more efficient than single paned windows, and gas-filled windows provide an additional level of insulation.
  • Venting: Venting at the top and bottom of the sunroom can help control air flow and reduce heat inside the space.

You can learn more about window styles and energy efficiency in Section 3.

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