This week, we revisit the Kensington Village neighborhood located in Kernersville, NC. This project was our fifth outdoor living structure addition completed in this community. We are honored to be so widely received among these residents and look forward to more upcoming projects in this community.
When Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad met with these Kensington Village homeowners to discuss a sunroom addition, it marked our second enclosure project within this neighborhood. In this particular situation the homeowner has health concerns that result in making cold weather intolerable. Our goal was to turn their existing porch into a sunroom to provide the homeowners with a space that still offered scenic views into their lovely backyard.
We designed the sunroom to encompass a 9 x 12 area of the existing porch space. Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad installed a new subfloor to accommodate the weight of the addition. We also installed new siding with white trim to make the sunroom appear original to the existing home. Sliding glass doors allow for easy access to the deck space which we left uncovered to serve as an impromptu front porch to the sunroom. This deck space works perfectly for the homeowner’s grill and decorative planters they will fill with the seasonal blooms. In order to keep the temperature within the sunroom well-regulated we installed heavily insulated Atrium brand windows with full screens. The windows are not only heavily insulated to keep the cold out, they are also low E argon & gas windows as well. Having the added comfort of screens on the windows allows the homeowners to enjoy the Southern breeze when the climate is favorable too!
Low E and argon gas windows diminish the effects of changing weather on the inside of the sunroom and allow a constant temperature longer. They are designed with double or triple-pane glass, which provides added protection against air leakage. Argon gas is better at reflecting heat compared to plain air, which is why low E & argon gas windows contain argon between each separate piece of glass. This means heat is inhibited from entering the sunroom while the warmth you want stays put. Regardless of the season, this ensures the climate stability in this sunroom. An added feature of these windows is the ability to increase or decrease solar gain – a very beneficial feature depending on the climate where you live. If you happen to live in a colder climate, for example, you’ll want higher solar gain.
Sunroom additions can greatly enhance your personal comfort and can add beauty and curb appeal to your home. Although a sunroom is considered a room addition because it requires a foundation and a roof, it delivers the luxury and elegance that a simple room addition lacks. A sunroom is a cost-effective way to add square footage to your home and increase outdoor living enjoyment at the same time. Sunrooms also capture the warmth of the sun and allow you to take advantage of large amounts of natural light. These factors create energy savings when compared to the energy costs associated with a regular interior space.
As is the case with many of the sunroom additions we build, this homeowner wanted to enjoy the many benefits of an outdoor room without actually “being outdoors”. A sunroom was also a perfect choice for this homeowner’s medical need because it provides constant comfort with the ability to control the climate within the room year-round. These Kensington Village homeowners are elated with their new “room with a view”– I guess you could describe this sunroom addition as being just what the doctor ordered!
If you are ready to turn add a sunroom the best place to begin is by calling Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad to discuss the varied options for your individual needs and budget. Contact us today for a free consultation and start living the outdoor lifestyle you always wanted today,(336) 664 – 1332
See more stunning sunroom and 3 and 4 season additions by visiting our sunroom gallery and or 3 and 4 season room gallery located on our website.