For Minnesotans who enjoy outdoor living, the winter months drag on at a snail’s pace each year. There are multiple ways to increase the amount of time that you can spend enjoying the Minnesota outdoor weather each year. Creating a 3 or 4 season room can be an ideal option for creating more living space for your home and family.
3 or 4 season porches create a fantastic living space with much versatility. These spaces can be used in the cool, early days of Minnesota spring through the end of fall. Some can even be used all year if built to do so. An enclosed deck or screen room allows for a serene place to unwind or enjoy a cup of coffee, or as a second family room for entertaining. Adding a 3 or 4 season room is a great substitute to a complete addition or moving, plus it is an economical option.
There are many benefits of adding an enclosed 3 or 4 season porch. The room creates a private and protected area directly attached to your home. Some people decide utilize their 3 or 4 season porch for a hot tub or spa. That way there is no running through the snow during the Minnesota winters to get to your hot tub! A 3 season room keeps out pollen, dust, dirt, irritating bugs, direct sunlight, and rain out of your living and entertaining space. It is also easier on the pocket and a fast project compared to a 4 season room. This is because a 4 season room must be temperature regulated.
A 4 reason room brings numerous benefits as well. Because it is temperature regulated, a 4 season room creates a year round entertaining area for your home. This type of addition increases your property value more than a 3 season room does.
It is important to know the difference between a 3 and 4 season room so that you are able to make an educated decision if you decide they are right for your home. A 3 season room or porch is designed for use in the spring, summer, and fall. It is not able to be utilized in the winter because it is not connected to the home’s HVAC system. Because of this, its temperature cannot be regulated unlike a 4 season room. 4 season rooms also have more insulation than 3 season rooms. In some situations, a 3 season room may have no insulation. 4 season rooms must follow the areas codes as a standard room addition.
Both 3 and 4 season rooms provide great benefits. When deciding which is best for your home, remember to consider what you intend to use the area for, the time of the year that you want to use it, and your budget.
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