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Sunroom Vs. Home Addition: Comparing the Costs

If you're considering a home addition, you might want to consider making it a sunroom instead of a conventional room. People who add sunrooms seldom regret the decision. They're bright, airy, versatile, and they cost less than a traditional home addition for several reasons. Read on to discover how sunrooms add up as compared to a typical home addition ...


No Architect Fees

In most cases, custom design is included in the project cost of a sunroom. When you consider the ability to skip the hefty fees charged by most architects, this fact alone makes great sense from a financial standpoint. Plus sunrooms typically have better aesthetics, offering European styling and a vast array of customizable options.

Less Maintenance

Vinyl and glass -- the primary materials used in sunroom construction -- require far less maintenance than a wooden exterior that needs periodic painting, pressure-washing, etc.

Warrantied for Peace of Mind

Sunrooms often come with a warranty, unlike traditional home extensions. If there's a problem with a standard home addition, an independent contractor is unlikely to step up to correct the problem. (Even if you're lucky enough to find one that's willing to fix a problem, you'll most likely be charged for repairs.)

No Worries About Hidden Costs

Depending on where you live, permits are often less expensive for a sunroom addition versus a "stick built" traditional extension. And when you purchase a sunroom, it's a complete package, which means there won't be the pricing "surprises" that often come up when adding a room on to your home. You'll be dealing with one price, and most reputable sunroom companies offer financing, so you don't need to go through the hassle of securing a home equity loan.


One Point of Contact

From design through completion, you're dealing with one company with a sunroom addition -- not a series of contractors and subcontractors.

Proven Performance and Brand Integrity

Most large sunroom companies are well established and offer products that have stood the test of time. Sunrooms have been around for more than 40 years -- long enough to have worked out any design flaws or glitches.
From both a practical and an aesthetic angle, a sunroom addition delivers the style, space and quality you're looking for in a home addition for less money and far less hassle!


Four Seasons Sunrooms is a large, well-established sunroom company based in Long Island with a large network of independently owned and operated dealers and franchises throughout the US and Canada.  Take a look at the many incredible options available, and we think you'll agree that your home (and your wallet!) will benefit immeasurably from a stylish sunroom addition from Four Seasons Sunrooms and Windows!

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