A sunroom sounds like a great idea in theory, but if the windows aren’t properly insulated, you’ll find you won’t actually get much use out of the space through much of the year. So, how can you turn your sunroom into a more functional part of your home? Renovating your sunroom with the help of professional window contractors like Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod is an excellent solution.
Here’s how our window replacement services can improve your sunrooms.
Investing in energy-efficient windows helps pay for itself as these windows can reduce your heating and cooling expenses. To ensure a successful retrofit, hire one of the trusted window companies in your area, such as Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod. We have the knowledge and expertise to deliver excellent results. Energy-efficient sunrooms can be used year round, remaining comfortable and pleasant to spend time in no matter how cold or hot it is outside.
When it comes to selecting replacement windows, look for units that indicate the U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) energy ratings. In terms of U-factor, the lower the score, the better the window is at retaining heat. For cold climates like we have in Cape Cod, choose Low-E glass windows. This type of glass is designed to reduce heat transfer while also blocking UV rays. Look at it as a 2-in-1 type of product that provides a warmer interior in the winter and a cooler one in the summer.
Improving the insulation of your sunroom is as important as installing energy-efficient windows. Correct insulation helps regulate the temperature inside your home according to existing weather conditions. The type, quality and amount of insulation needed will depend on your contractor’s assessment of the location of the sunroom.