What is a sunroom?

The concept of the sunroom began decades ago with the earliest homemade attempts to enclose front or back porches to keep out bugs & weather using wood posts and stapled screens or storm windows.

Over the years, Taylors Windows® has taken the screened-in porch idea, added advanced thermal window and roof systems, and created an engineering marvel in what is known as today’s contemporary sunroom that can be used in any season and protect you from heat, cold, insects, and pollen.

Homeowners can now effectively solve the problems of the outdoors, enjoying it more, and extending the ways a sunroom can be used.

Additionally, advances in sunroom design now give homeowners a wide range of attractive construction options – a far cry from the “box on a house” look popular throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s.

In short, a Taylors Windows® sunroom is a quality manufactured addition to your house that provides extended use of outdoor recreational space. A sunroom is a place to unwind, relax and spend time with your family and friends.

Why should I choose a sunroom over a standard room addition?

Each type of room has its own specific purpose, and you should first determine how you want to use your space. A standard room addition (studs, drywall, standard roof, windows, and integrated permanent heating/cooling systems) is designed to meet certain codes as a year-round, permanent living space, like a kitchen or a bedroom.

A sunroom is designed as an additional room on your house that protects you from weather and insects during the times you would want to be outdoors. It offers incredible flexibility to enjoy many activities such as soaking in a spa, entertaining, exercising, working, relaxing, and so much more. It is designed with wall-to-wall windows that provide panoramic views and protection from summer heat, high winds, and cold winters. Screen systems control insects and allow refreshing breezes. Thermal engineering and design help regulate the interior environment of the sunroom to keep you comfortable throughout many days throughout the seasons, and in many seasons throughout the year.

There are various options in a Taylors Windows® sunroom wall system that are designed to provide maximum thermal protection against cold and heat. These will extend the times throughout the day and the days throughout the year that your sunroom can be used. You may also add sunroom-approved heating and cooling sources for year around use.

In addition, a sunroom can be installed at a fraction of the cost and time compared to a standard room addition. Sunrooms may be installed on a variety of approved foundations (deck, concrete, and more) in just two or three days, compared to the weeks and months required for a standard addition.

What size are Taylors Windows® sunrooms?

The beauty of a Taylors Windows® sunroom is that it is custom built to fit your home and needs. Our more popular sizes range between 10′ x 12′ to 16′ x 24′, as well as a multitude of sizes to fit any existing deck or concrete slab.

Can I use a spa in my sunroom?
We highly recommend it! A sunroom with a spa is a perfect way to increase your enjoyment of the room. Imagine soaking away stress at the end of a busy workday, or enjoying the company of family or friends on a summer night or crisp fall afternoon.

Spas are best installed at the time of original installation of the sunroom. In addition, you’ll want to consider the electrical needs for the spa during the sunroom’s installation. A spa can be added after your room is installed, but may require dismantling a portion of your room. Only a Taylors-authorized installer should handle this process, if it becomes necessary.

Can a sunroom be build on our wood deck?
Yes, a deck is a perfect place for your new sunroom. With just a few inexpensive alterations like a plywood subfloor and insulation under your existing deck, Taylors installers can go to work.
What is the warranty on a Taylors Windows® sunroom?

Taylors Windows® proudly produces a high-quality sunroom and stands behind it with a 10-Year Limited Warranty for Material and Labor, with a Lifetime Seal Failure Warranty. This warranty is unique in the industry.

What type of windows and glass are used in a Taylors Windows® sunroom?
The fact that Taylors has been a manufacturer of high quality vinyl windows for more than 20 years affords us the ability to install any style windows you choose. The glass is an ECO-PAC double pane system to ensure cool summers, warm winters, and amazing outside noise reduction inside your new sunroom.
How long will it take to build my Taylors Windows® sunroom?
The fact that we built all of our own products in Greenville, S.C., means we control all aspects of time. The result is a 3-to-6-week manufacturing time and 2-5 days installation on smaller rooms, with no more than a few weeks installation on the more in depth projects due to permits and inspections.
Who will install my Taylors Windows® sunroom?
Your sunroom will be handled with care by only Taylors craftsman installers ensuring that your room is built to code and made to with stand the test of time.
What is the cost of a Taylors Windows® sunroom?
As a custom home improvement project, the cost of a Taylors-made sunroom from the ground up can range from approximately $10,000 to over $50,000, depending on the room size, style, features, and foundation needs. Your Taylors Sunroom representative is a professional in sunroom design and can help you choose the right sunroom to fit your home and your budget. It’s never been easier to afford a sunroom with today’s lower interest rates, attractive refinancing options, and special incentive and financing packages we offer.
Can I add skylights?
Yes, skylights are an option — as well as overhead ceiling fans and custom lights! A skylight adds to the beauty and enjoyment of your sunroom by allowing additional sunlight into key areas. Carriage Town’s Taylors-certified installers ensure proper installation against leaks.
How well can a sunroom match the esthetics of our home?
Taylors sunrooms are 65-to-70% high performance glass, and the supports are available in white and beige. The new sunroom roof can be shingled to match your homes’ roofing product color and architectural design.

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