Frequently Asked Questions
Q. DOES A SUNROOM GET TOO HOT IN SUMMER?
A. No. We exclusively use Four Seasons Sunrooms glass which uses its exclusive CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ to help keep your sunroom cooler in summer and warmer in winter. CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ enables you to heat or cool your sunroom or conservatory with the same types of heating and air conditioning systems you’d use in an ordinary addition, so you can use it year-round.
Q. WILL IT LEAK?
A. No. For your peace of mind all sunrooms use a double-drain system to ensure any water that penetrates the exterior seal is caught by the secondary drain and directed outside your sunroom. Four Seasons Sunrooms Sun and Stars Rooms and Conservatories use a combination of gaskets, sealant and drainage systems to ensure that outside weather does not get inside your sunroom.
Q. WHAT TYPE OF ROOM CAN MY SUNROOM BE?
A. Anything you can dream. Our residential customers have used our rooms for everything from kitchen and dining room additions to home offices and exercise rooms and even bed and bathroom additions. Our commercial customers have used our rooms for everything from new car showrooms to hotel atriums and commercial dining rooms.
Q. IS THERE A STYLE THAT MATCHES MY HOME?
A. Yes. With the largest and most comprehensive selection of Sun and Shade, Sun and Stars and English Style Conservatories in aluminum, vinyl and wood, Four Seasons is sure to have a room that matches the architectural style of your home, your personal style and your budget.
Q. WHAT COLORS ARE AVAILABLE?
A. Most of Four Seasons’ Sunrooms are available in white, sand tone and bronze (although some models are not available in all three) to match most any home’s color scheme.
Q. HOW BIG CAN I MAKE MY SUNROOM?
A. There is no limit to the size of your sunroom. Anything you can imagine, we can build. There are hundreds of standard sizes, but if what you want is not a common size, we can custom design, engineer and build any size you want (larger sizes may require additional structural support).
Q. CAN I PUT A SUNROOM ON MY EXISTING DECK OR PATIO?
A. Of course. Of course, the deck has to be built to the building code in your area and, as you will likely use this room all year-round, you will want to insulate the deck beneath the floor of your new sunroom.
Q. ARE THEY EXPENSIVE?
A. No. A sunroom can cost the same as an ordinary addition and is a great value. Of course, the larger and more options you specify, the more your room will cost initially. However, Solartecture Sunrooms, because they can be year-round room additions, can appreciate at the same rate as the rest of your house, so your investment may be recovered at resale.
Q. DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?
A. In most cases, yes, however building department regulations vary from region to region, municipality and even within localities within the municipality.
Q. CAN I ENCLOSE A SWIMMING POOL, HOT TUB OR SPA IN MY SUNROOM?
A. Of course. Four Seasons has built thousands of spa, swimming pool and hot tub enclosures for our customers around the world.
Q. DOES IT TAKE A LONG TIME TO BUILD?
A. No. In most cases, a sunroom can be built in much less time than a comparative ordinary addition. Many of our rooms are built within just a few days.