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How to Choose an Oakville Outdoor Room: Sunrooms, Three Season Rooms, and Screened Porches All Provide Unique Benefits

Are you preparing to add an outdoor room to you Oakville or Burlington home? Is choosing between a screened porch, three-season room, or sunroom a challenge? All three outdoor room additions offer immersion into the great outdoors while providing protection from hot sun, rain, and annoying insects. Our expert design team is happy to discuss your personal style, lifestyle, and home’s unique architecture to help make the best decision for your family. But, we can start by giving you an idea of the differences and advantages of each outdoor room.

Oakville Sunrooms

Custom fire place

The most luxurious and complex of the three options, Oakville sunrooms provide all of the comforts of an indoor room such as insulation, heating, and air conditioning. Sunrooms, sometimes called four-season rooms, often feature a fully finished interior with drywall, electricity, wood floors or carpet, and all the functions of any room in your home. Sunrooms provide a bright and airy addition to your home, your best choice for fully functioning additional square footage that can be used year-round in any weather condition.

Oakville Three-Season Rooms

Custom sunroom

Three season rooms are gaining popularity thanks to the improvement in vinyl porch windows, outdoor fireplaces, and outdoor heaters. A three-season room is essentially a screened porch with the addition of porch windows that can close completely to block the wind, rain, and cold air. Open the windows entirely, and you get the feeling of a screened porch when the weather is ideal. One of the main differences between a three-season room and a sunroom is sunrooms have insulation and HVAC. A 3 season room is a great choice for an open, airy outdoor room, providing more weather protection than a screened-in porch, but less complex and costly than a sunroom.

Oakville Screened In Porches

Custom screened porch

Screened in porches have gained a great deal of popularity over the years. As families begin to seek more time outdoors, it is only natural they want to make that space comfortable. Screened-in porches provide an outdoor space protected from the sun and rain for use during inclement weather. They also provide protection from annoying summer insects like mosquitoes and flies – making it perfect for nighttime enjoyment. Screened-in porches can be outfitted with lighting, ceiling fans, outdoor kitchens, and even outdoor fireplaces to offer a complete backyard retreat all in one space.

Screened-in porches also make a great addition to decks, paver patios, and multi-feature outdoor spaces to provide options for family members and guests who seek more protection from the elements. Screened-in porches are a perfect choice if you are seeking a bit more comfort than a composite deck allows.

With so many great choices for Oakville outdoor living, it is best to have the experts at Archadeck of Oakville, Burlington, West Mississauga, and Milton to guide you through the details. As a design and build firm, our goal is to find the right outdoor structures to meet your needs and custom design it to work perfectly for you! Call today to schedule a design consultation. (877) 362-5802