What Are The Customization Options Available When Designing Your Sunroom?

If you are looking to develop a room in your home that enhances your living space, you have a lot of options. Indeed, it can be overwhelming making the selections that will transform your blank canvas into the room of your dreams. We have outlined some of the options for your consideration as you navigate the creation of a new sunroom for your home.

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Understanding The Different Types Of Sunrooms

Whether you are looking to add a new space to your home, or creating more use out of an existing space, you have three types of rooms to choose from. In this section we will unpack the differences between a four season or year-round sunroom, three season sunroom, and screen room.

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Year-Round Sunrooms

You can use these sunrooms all year round, no matter where you live. Four season sunrooms are fully enclosed spaces with insulation and heating and cooling, enabling you to comfortably use the space every season of the year. You will be free to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about pollen, inclement weather, or insects. For ultimate climate control, we install a heating and cooling system. Choose from Aluminum or Vinyl (reinforced with aluminum or steel framing). Structural thermal breaks in the frame and our double-pane insulated glass help keep your energy costs down. Your design consultant will recommend construction elements based on how you plan to use the room.

Three Season Sunrooms

This is our most popular sunroom type. Enjoy these rooms from spring through fall or longer depending on how long the seasons last in Hampton Roads. Constructed with a durable aluminum frame, this room is a classic in quality and workmanship. Depending on your planned use of the room, three season sunrooms are available with single-pane glass or double-pane insulated glass. Your design consultant will be able to recommend the construction elements right for your needs. Unlike the all-season room and solarium, three season sunrooms are not designed to be heated or cooled on an ongoing basis.

Screen Rooms

Want fresh air? Our nearly invisible black aluminum screens enclose this room to give you maximum visibility. Enjoy flowing air and protection from bugs. Screen enclosures are perfect for balconies, porches and multi-floor buildings, townhouses and condominiums. Our screen system is fully convertible to single pane or fully insulated glass. The glass can be added later for extended seasonal use. Learn more about how you can covert a screen room or porch into a three or four season sunroom in this blog.

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Converting A Porch Or Patio Into A Sunroom

Enclosing your existing porch or patio is a great way to extend the use of your space and adding value to your home while protecting you from the outside elements and pesky bugs. Whether you are looking to enclose your porch to create a screen room, a three season sunroom, or year round sunroom, ECCO Sunroom & Awning has you covered. Converting a porch into a sunroom is more affordable and quicker than a traditional sunroom addition. A porch conversion is half the cost and takes half the time of a custom sunroom addition. Learn more about the in’s and out’s of converting a screen room or porch into a three or four season sunroom in this blog.

Convert Your Porch or Patio Into A Sunroom

A sunroom conversion is half the cost, and installed in half the time as a sunroom addition.

Exterior, Frame, and Wall Options

Once you have determined if you would like a year-round, three-season, or screen room, next you will want to determine the dimensions of the space. When designing your space, consider the dimensions required in order to have the sunroom of your dreams. ECCO Sunroom’s design consultant will guide you through this process, taking care to abide by any regulations and to stay within your budget.

ECCO Sunroom offers many options for the exterior and interior look of your sunroom. Determine the height of your walls. The walls of your space can be floor to ceiling window, or have a knee wall. Knee walls can be designed in foam, glass, screen or wood. The wall panels and frame can be designed with an aluminum or vinyl frame. Frame colors come in a variety of options including: white, sandstone and bronze. Our finishes provide the highest resistance to scratching, fading, peeling, and chipping — giving you great color for the life of your room. Our neutral color palette ensures your enclosure will coordinate with your existing home.

Roof Options

Made to seamlessly integrate with the exterior of your home, ECCO can design your sunroom roof with gable, single-slope, or using an existing roof structure. Roof material options include wood, glass, or shingle to match your home. Your room’s roof style can be either a single-sloped roof or a gabled roof. Both roof styles are rated with a wind load of 80-100 mph and a snow load of 30 lbs. per square foot. Additional roof options include different thickness options and roof panel colors – in white and sandstone.

Roof Style

Both roof styles are rated with a wind load of 80-100 mph and a snow load of 30 lbs. per square foot.

Single-Slope Roof

Gable Roof

Window & Door Options

There are several window and door options for your custom sunroom by ECCO. Door and window rolling systems include options designed to ensure that windows and doors roll effortlessly based on your room specifications. Select the single or dual-point locking system designed for your room with safety in mind. You can customize your sunroom even down to the door handle colors, coming in white, black, sandstone, and hardwood.

Depending on your room, you may elect 4-track vinyl vertical windows, double-pane or single-pane insulated glass, or screens. Screens are included standard with all window options. Color tinting options are available with select glass window choices.

Window Selection

Selecting the appropriate windows for your chosen kit is a pivotal consideration in designing your sunroom or screen room.

4-Track Vinyl Verticals

Our Most Popular Option

  • ViewFlex vinyl glazing is more durable than glass
  • Full fiberglass mesh screen, 75% ventilation
  • Maximum width of 12ft. x 8ft. high
  • Stylish design, Several frame colors and window tints*
  • Ideal for under existing roof or porch applications
  • Screens included standard. Windows allow up to 75% opening to screen.

Double-Pane Glass Windows

  • Most advanced glass available to maximize heating and cooling return
  • Keeps you warmer in winter
  • Reduces cooling costs by as much as 25% in summer
  • Saves your fabric by blocking UV rays 90% more effectively than ordinary glass (more if you add a glass tint)
  • Screens included standard. Windows allow up to 50% opening to screen.

Single-Pane Glass Windows

  • Most widely used glass
  • Provides protection from the elements
  • Allows you to reap the benefits of solar heat gain (free heat from the sun)
  • Provides UV protection with tinting
  • Screens included standard. Windows allow up to 50% opening to screen.

Screens Only

Dine in or relax with fresh air and cool breezes, bug-free, with a screen room kit from ECCO. All of our Screen Room Kits come standard with our super screens – nearly invisible, black-painted aluminum screen mesh that provides maximum visibility while staying cleaner and resisting sagging better than competitors’ screens.

More Sunroom Customization Options

Add An Electrical Package

Consider an electrical package to run electricity throughout your sunroom. An electrical package will be required to run heating and cooling in your room.

Add An HVAC Package

Provide year-round comfort with a heating and cooling system. For a true four season sunroom, your ECCO Design Consultant will help you in planning the best solution to have heating and cooling in your sunroom. Read this blog to learn about the benefits that come with including an HVAC package to your sunroom. An electrical package will be required to also include an HVAC package.

FREE Heating & Cooling Unit

To qualify, sunroom must be year-round insulated glass sunroom with full electrical package. Included HVAC unit is a through the wall PTAC unit only. No credits or modifications to the offer will be allowed. Offer valid only at time of initial home quotation. One offer per household. Offer not valid on prior sales or combined with other offers. Some restrictions apply. Call for complete details and pricing. Offer ends 2/29/24.

Flooring Options

Choose from a variety of flooring options to create your sunroom’s custom look and style. While our most popular flooring is LVP (luxury vinyl plank) thanks to its combination of style and durability, ECCO Sunroom has additional flooring options to choose from including hardwood and carpeting.

FREE Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Free flooring is LVP (luxury vinyl plank) in select options for qualified year-round sunrooms. No credits or modifications to the offer will be allowed. One offer per household. Offer not valid on prior sales, prior booked jobs, or combined with any other offers. Offer valid only at time of initial in-home quotation. Some restrictions apply. Call for complete details and pricing. Some restrictions apply. Offer ends 5/31/24.

Blinds And Window Treatment Options

ECCO Sunroom offers a variety of window treatments to choose from. Blinds or window treatments allow you to control the amount of sunlight and shade entering your new sunroom space. Our window treatment products can be either manual or motorized remote-control operated. Whether you are looking for shades, blinds, or draperies, we have a myriad of options to select from to create your sunroom’s custom look and style.

Buy 2 Walls of Vertical Blinds, Get 1 FREE

Purchase two walls of ECCO’s vertical blinds by Graber and receive one wall free. For sunrooms with fewer than 3 walls, receive 33% off your order of Graber blinds. Free wall of blinds will be the shortest wall in the sunroom. No credits or modifications to the offer. One offer per household. Offer not valid on prior sales of blinds or combined with other offers. Some restrictions apply. Call for complete details and pricing. Offer ends 5/31/24.

Additional Sunroom Customizations

While there are hundreds of customizations you can make to perfect your sunroom, here are a few of our most popular additions. Enhance the ambiance in your sunroom by selecting custom lighting options. Adding a ceiling fan can be a great choice to add custom lighting and a way to keep the space cooler. 

Complete Your Outdoor Living Space With A Deck!

We offer treated and composite decks and railing to enhance your home while mimicking the style and feel of your home’s exterior.

treated wood decks • composite decks • 100% maintenance-free custom railings

Sunroom And Deck

How To Create A Pet-Friendly Sunroom

When you are designing a sunroom or outdoor living space, keep your furry family members in mind. There are several factors you should consider to make your sunroom enjoyable for your human and furry family members. Check out this blog for tips that will help you design a safe, and enjoyable sunroom or outdoor living space for your pets and the entire family.

Designing Your Perfect Sunroom

Now that you have a clearer understanding of what some of your options are in creating a sunroom addition or enhancing an existing space by converting it to a sunroom, now the real fun begins! When you are ready to take the next step in designing your sunroom, call ECCO Sunroom to schedule a free in-home design consultation and custom quote. If you are looking for more ideas to consider for your new sunroom, check out our blog overviewing the 3 steps to designing your perfect sunroom.

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Schedule A Free Design Consultation

The only way to learn the cost of creating your dream sunroom space is with a custom in-home quote. Call today 757-424-0022 to schedule a free design consultation from ECCO Sunroom & Awning. One of our team of designers will evaluate your current space, hear about your dream look and feel for the space, and develop a custom quote for your new sunroom project.

Sunrooms

Up To $12,000 Off Or More

Featured discount figured from 25% of average cost of $48,000 for a sunroom or patio enclosure. Free flooring is LVP (luxury vinyl plank) in select options for qualified year-round sunrooms. No credits or modifications to the offer will be allowed. One offer per household. Offer not valid on prior sales, prior booked jobs, or combined with any other offers. Offer valid only at time of initial in-home quotation. Some restrictions apply. Call for complete details and pricing. Some restrictions apply. Offer Ends 5/31/24.

Sunrooms

Up To $10,000 Off* Or More

Featured discount figured from 25% of average cost of $40,000 for a sunroom or patio enclosure. One offer per household. Offer valid only at time of initial in-home quotation. Offer not valid on prior sales or combined with other offers. Some restrictions apply. Call for complete details and pricing. Offer ends 6/30/23.