Whether you call it a sunroom, Florida room, patio room, sun porch, conservatory, solarium, greenhouse or garden room, a sunroom makes it easy to bring the outdoors into your home. Thanks to improved materials and design, builders and manufacturers have largely solved the two major complaints of sunrooms past: heat loss and leaks.
Anyone who lives in a home with a sunroom, or sunspace, will tell you that it is the most enjoyable room in the house. Here are some basic facts.
A properly designed sunspace can provide a bright, invigorating, and useful alternative to the typical space within a house. It also functions as a solar heater, augmenting the home's winter need for space heating. There are two basic considerations for optimizing the solar heating potential of a sunspace: the directional orientation and the angle of the glazing.