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Stop Allergy Season With A 3-Season Room

Stop Allergy Season With A 3-Season Room

Allergy season is here, and more than 50 million people with allergy problems are suffering through it. Since 1990 the pollen season has increased by 20 days. It prevents homeowners and families from enjoying the beautiful outdoors. However, there is a way for you to still enjoy the outdoors without sneezing and coughing your way through. All it takes is adding a Porch Life 3-season sunroom to your home.

The Impact of Pollen

Pollen can affect more than just your health. It can also damage outdoor furniture and structures if not maintained. Grass Pollen season happens from May to June. In July, allergies tend to take a vacation because trees and grasses aren’t pollinating anymore. But, fast forward to August through November, allergies return for weed pollination. 

So, for months and months, this recurring problem tends to happen when you want to be outside enjoying nature with family, pets, and friends. But, how does adding a sunroom fix this?

How a 3-Season Sunroom Combats Allergies

Most people use their screen rooms in the spring and summer. What a coincidence, those months are allergy season! Screens don’t do much to block pollen though, it passes right through. So how do we do it different?

Porch Life stands above the competition because we don’t just use a basic screen. All our windows and doors use our proprietary Flexiglaze vinyl in addition to our screen options. This clear and durable material not only lets light in just like a window, it stops 100% of pollen from getting in!

Elaina Kampin from Iowa had her screen porch torn down to make way for Porch Life after learning how it can block pollen. She says, “With the road behind us and the trees we have on the lot, the pollen and dust that comes into the space is really extensive. So, the FlexiGlaze will allow us not to have that happen, so it stays a lot cleaner in here to enjoy.

Most screen porch companies advise using curtains and cleaning often to help with pollen, or simply upgrade to a 4-season room. With Porch Life, you simply don’t have to do either! We’ll keep your space clean of pollen and let in all the light that typical glass windows do.

Contact Us

Are you ready to combat this year’s allergy season with a Porch Life 3-season sunroom? Great! To get started, reach out to us for a quote on your custom-made room! Whatever the shape, size, or style, Porch Life is right for you. Reach out today and enjoy the best months without allergies.

Blog credit: Porch Conversions

How Much Will My 3-Season Sunroom Cost? Price Guide

How Much Will My 3-Season Sunroom Cost? Price Guide

If you’re interested in adding a 3-season sunroom onto your home, you’re probably curious how much it’ll actually cost you. We are here to give you an idea of overall cost on a 3-season sunroom and what factors can influence that cost.

A 3-season sunroom is a cost-effective alternative to a 4-season sunroom, because it’s not designed to be heated or cooled year-round. But don’t let that make you think you won’t receive a great quality room! 3-season sunrooms are a great way to add space onto your home that makes you feel like you’re at a relaxing getaway.

4-Season Sunroom

3-Season Sunroom

Overall Approx. Cost

The cost of a 3-season sunroom can range anywhere from $10,000 to $70,000. The range in cost is so large because of a variety of factors. Materials, labor, the market. Let’s break those down. 

Materials:

Materials used to build a sunroom can have an impact on the overall cost:

  • Frame
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Roof
  • Deck 

If the cost of materials rises, then that will cause the overall cost to also go up. However, there are also times materials can be on the cheaper end, making the sunroom cost cheaper too. Keeping an eye on the value of materials you plan on using is a great way to save extra cash on your project!

Market:

Materials also play hand-in-hand with the market; they’re dependent on each other. If the construction market is booming, materials could be cheaper and vice versa. The U.S. construction market is expected to register a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.2.% over the years of 2019-2024. It’s expected to ease the trade tensions and boost economic growth.

Labor:

Companies will charge different amounts for labor. However, just like materials it’s easily influenced by the overall market. Labor is also influenced by location, contractor quality, and installation time.

  • Location– Depending on where contractors are located it will impact costs. For example: companies that are in an economically depressed area may have lower labor costs than companies in places with a higher cost of living.
  • Contractor Quality– A red flag you need to watch out for when shopping for a sunroom is when the cost of labor is suspiciously low. The quality of work isn’t exactly something you should try to lower.
  •  Installation Time– Time is money! Depending on the length of the sunroom installation the less time should lead to a lower price and vice versa. 

Other Factors

Customization has a major impact on the price of your 3-season sunroom. Here at Porch Life, all of our orders are custom! But that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. We offer premium screens, premium cabana door options, and different room components that affect the total cost in different ways.

Connect With Us!

The best way to accurately estimate how much your addition will cost is by scheduling a meeting with us. During these meetings you can talk through your design ideas, must-haves, and other features you’re interested in; then they can help determine your estimated total!

Blog credit: Porch Conversions

3 Useful Sunroom Decorating Tips

3 Useful Sunroom Decorating Tips

Whether you’ve already had your sunroom installed or are considering a sunroom addition, it’s important to put some thought into how you’ll decorate your new oasis. After all, you’ll want your new addition to reflect your personal taste while maximising the unique qualities Porch Life 3-season sunrooms have to offer.

We have compiled a list of expert advice for you to consider when decorating your new space.

1. Make the Right Choices Before Your Sunroom Installation

The easiest way to establish a style for your sunroom is to customize the build itself. We can help you design a sunroom addition that enhances your home’s existing style while laying the foundation for a unique outdoor-inspired living space. With Porch Life, you can make it completely custom by choosing your frame color, doors, windows, and flexiglaze color. 

2. Bring the Outdoors Inside With Nature-Inspired Furniture

Your sunroom addition is the perfect space to bring the feeling of the outdoors into your home. Whether you prefer a rustic hunting-inspired feel or a balmy tropical motif, you can design an indoor escape that makes you feel like you’re on vacation.

Consider purchasing furniture made with natural fibres—rattan, wicker, and stained wood, for example. If you’re looking for something more substantial, teakwood can lend an especially tropical feel to your addition while being able to withstand the colder weather. Whatever you decide for your furniture, make sure it’s fade resistant!

3. Bring Some Life into Your Décor Choices; Literally

Your sunroom installation provides you the perfect opportunity to bring some more life into your home…literally! The same plant that struggles to survive in a dimly-lit room can thrive in your new sunroom. Choose plants that thrive in environments with lots of sun, but ones that can withstand colder weather during the winter months.

Or, if you’re looking for something extra exotic, invest in a tropical fish aquarium. The bright colors will be enhanced by sunlight, and your new aquarium will certainly be a talking point among your visitors. Who knows, this could even become a new and exciting hobby!

Just keep in mind that no matter what décor you choose, less is usually more. Focus on a few statement pieces and leave room for lots of open space.

We’re sure that no matter your choices, if you keep these tips in mind, you’ll enjoy your new beautifully designed and decorated space!

Blog Credit: Porch Conversions