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Three-Season Rooms vs. Sunrooms: Which Is Right for You?

One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of New England’s lakes and hills is from the comfort of your own home.

Many homeowners invest in three-season rooms or sunrooms to create relaxing spaces where they can enjoy the views year-round. But which is better for your home – a three-season room or a sunroom?

In this blog post, the experts from Foremost Builders will share their expertise to help you determine which enhancement is right for your lifestyle and family.

Let Foremost Builders turn your home into your dream home. Call us today at 603-763-1344 to schedule a consultation.

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What’s the Difference Between a Sunroom and a Three-Season Room?

Although sunrooms and three-season rooms are similar in that they feature large windows and lots of natural light, three-season rooms aren’t fully insulated and therefore aren’t as comfortable to use during the winter.

A three-season room’s windows, for example, are likely to be screened, single-pane glass, or both, whereas a sunroom usually has double-paned glass like the rest of the home.

The same is true with an HVAC system. A sunroom’s HVAC is usually a part of the home’s main system, while a three-season room will either have no HVAC or have its own separate system.

Factors To Consider for Your Exterior Remodel

When deciding which type of exterior remodel or addition you want for your home, it’s important to consider several factors, including your home’s style, the climate of the area you live in, and your budget.

Home Style

When thinking about your exterior remodel, consider what will look best with the style and feel of your home. If you’re adding the space to the back of your home, you might be more open to a three-season room with screened windows than if you were adding it to the front of your home, for example.

It can also be helpful to think about your lifestyle and habits and whether you’re looking for a space you can use part of the year or if you want to create more living space you can use even in the dead of winter.


One of the biggest factors, of course, is climate. New England winters can be brutal. If you want to be able to use the room comfortably from late fall to early spring, a sunroom is the better choice.

Another factor to consider is how much sun hits the portion of your home where you’re planning to remodel.


Of course, budget is also an important consideration. Because sunrooms are more insulated, have better quality windows and doors, and need an HVAC system, they cost more than a three-season room.

A professional like those at Foremost Builders can help you determine what features will fit your needs and budget.

Talk to Our Remodeling Team Today About Adding a Sunroom to Your Home

Since 1996, Foremost Builders has delivered exceptional services and work to our neighbors throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

We’re here for all your exterior remodeling needs in New Hampshire. We build and remodel three-season rooms and sunrooms as well as decks, patios, and screened-in porches.

Schedule a consultation with Foremost Builders by calling our team at 603-763-1344 today.

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