Farmhouses, country cabins, and in city homes used to regularly feature a covered porch to give the inhabitants a place to sit and relax. As suburban neighborhoods grew, many families started utilizing their back patios as a place to relax. With weather conditions inhibiting enjoyment of such spaces, families started enclosing the patio space with covers and screens. This provided extra protection and privacy.
Improvements in glass technology led to storm window type attachments to these patio areas to allow even more protection and comfort. This also allowed for fully enclosed glass patio areas. This is when sunrooms really got their start.
Starting in the 60’s, remodeling and home improvement companies began offering more affordable options for an enclose sunroom area. They offered more options for customization and better warranties. These early sunrooms usually featured lightweight roof panels, single pane glass, and aluminum construction. Finally the technology had made sunrooms available to homeowners for an extended outdoor season, protection from rain, and virtually insect-free relaxation outdoors. The interior of the sunrooms heated quickly in sunlight providing extra warmth, even in the winter.
Nowadays, sunrooms have many options for heating, cooling, and customization. This allows homeowners complete freedom to get the sunroom they want. Insulated glass, better screen technology, and a variety of customization options make sunrooms a great addition to any home.