Are you considering adding a sunroom to your home? Sunrooms are beautiful, cheerful spaces that add considerable value by increasing the square footage of your home and providing a place to use in all four seasons. Often, though, they’re made of aluminum. Here’s why vinyl is a much better option.
- Vinyl sunrooms are low-maintenance. When the choice was wood versus aluminum, aluminum won out on the maintenance front. Now, vinyl is in the game. Vinyl requires far less maintenance, fewer upgrades, and no tedious cleaning. While with aluminum, the color fades over time, this is not a problem with vinyl. Aluminum can oxidize or develop ugly pits if subject to exposure to salty sea air. If your aluminum has powder-coated or painted windows, they can fade and chalk up. Vinyl doesn’t fade, crack, or oxidize, and it never needs to be painted. What’s more, while aluminum lacks shape memory and can’t return to its original shape after it’s dented, vinyl is dent-resistant.
- Cleaning a vinyl sunroom is easy. To clean the frame and door, use a soft cloth or brush with mild detergent and warm water. For windows, glass cleaner and a rag will suffice, though for the exterior it’s wise to begin with a quick rinse with the garden hose. By contrast, cleaning an aluminum sunroom requires costly cleaning products to prevent damage.
- Heat transfer is not a problem with a vinyl sunroom. Aluminum conducts both electrical and thermal energy, which makes it an extremely poor insulator. It’s extremely difficult to properly insulate except for seasonal use. Vinyl retains heat in the winter so that even with glass windows you won’t be cold. In the summer, it helps keep you cool. That makes a vinyl sunroom the perfect choice for year-round use.
- Vinyl sunrooms are sustainable. Built from raw materials found in nature, vinyl is an environmentally friendly option that leads to less waste. When used to build a vinyl sunroom, it saves energy while protecting from heat and cold, lowering utility costs and reducing the carbon footprint of the home. As an added bonus, vinyl is recyclable. When you add a vinyl sunroom to your home, you can feel good about making a choice that’s good for you, good for your family, and good for the environment.
When you’re ready for a new, durable, beautiful, vinyl sunroom, contact the experts at Maclin Security Doors. Family owned and operated, we offer patio covers, screen rooms, carports, replacement windows, security, doors, sunrooms, and much more. Our Memphis-area home improvement professionals work with you from consultation through installation, offering the largest selection of custom designs and factory-direct options, all at prices that sync with your budget. Call 901.377.2456 for a free quote or contact us through our website for more information.