FAQ – Four Seasons Sunrooms, Glass, and Room Additions
How much does a sunroom, conservatory, patio room or enclosure cost?
Depending upon the model, a Four Seasons Sunroom may cost slightly more than a similarly sized conventional room addition – but will add much more to your home and quality of family life than just an ordinary room. Any time you want to add space, light, and an airy, open feel to your home, consider a Four Seasons glass room addition. As to specific costs, there are many variables to be considered before making an estimate — everything from size and style of the sunroom, conservatory or patio room, to drainage considerations at the site can affect pricing. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation, on-site design consultation.
How long will it take to complete my sunroom, patio enclosure or conservatory?
Timing depends on the size and complexity of your sunroom, conservatory or patio enclosure — but typically, your glass room addition is completed within a few weeks, from start to finish. Four Seasons Sunrooms uses modular construction techniques and established designs, so all of our patio rooms, sunrooms and conservatories are completed much faster than any ordinary addition would be. We understand that you’ll be living at home while we work, so we will complete the project as quickly, efficiently, quietly and unobtrusively as possible.
Can I really use a sunroom or conservatory year-round? Doesn’t it cost a fortune to heat it and cool it?
Yes, you can use a Four Seasons Sunroom or Conservatory 365 days a year. And no, it won’t cost a fortune to keep it comfortable. Our patented CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ technology is extremely energy-efficient, so your new Four Seasons Sunroom, Patio Room or Conservatory stays warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
How much space do I need to build a patio room, sunroom or conservatory?
Four Seasons glass room additions can be virtually any size, from a compact balcony to a sweeping backyard conservatory.
What do I do about getting local building permits?
Our local independently owned and operated dealer and franchises handle all phases of construction – including the permit acquisition process.
Do sunrooms, conservatories or patio enclosures leak?
When properly installed, Four Seasons Sunrooms are guaranteed to be leak-free.
Can I open the windows in a sunroom, conservatory or patio room?
Four Seasons’ glass room additions — sunrooms, conservatories and patio rooms — can be outfitted with your choice of windows, doors — even skylights. Window choices include sliding, casement, awning and fixed, while doors are available as sliding, french, or single swing doors.
What’s the difference between and "Sun and Stars" room and a "Sun and Shade" room?
Sun and Stars rooms have a glass roof. Sun and Shade rooms have a solid roof. While all Four Seasons glass room additions are available with glass roofs, you can choose a solid roof (with or without skylights) only in our cathedral ceiling patio room or enclosure models and straight eave or studio sunroom models. Solid roofs are not available in conservatories or curved sunroom and patio room designs.
How do I clean the special "CONSERVAGLASS SELECT"?
Our CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ is wonderfully low-maintenance, thanks to our patented Stay-Clean Technology. This exterior surface coating repels water, which keeps your Four Seasons sunroom or conservatory cleaner longer. The interior surface is simply cleaned with regular glass cleaner. For best results, of course, plan to include your sunroom in your regular “spring cleaning” routine. For more information about cleaning and maintaining your Four Seasons sunroom, patio enclosure or conservatory.
Will my upholstery and carpet fade from all the sunlight?
CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ helps protect the furniture and carpeting inside your conservatory, sunroom or patio room by blocking up to 90% of harmful UV light. Your upholstery should fade less than it would in a conventional room by a conventional window.