Converting a Screen Porch to a Sunroom

Apr 22, 2024

Screen porches and sunrooms are popular among Florida homeowners, and each has its own unique set of benefits. If you’re currently thinking about changing up your outdoor living space – whether you’d like to convert a screen porch to a sunroom or convert a sunroom to a screen porch – here’s what you need to know about each of these spaces so that you can choose the right option for your Florida home.

Benefits of Converting a Screen Room into a Sunroom

If you currently have a screen room in place, you’ll be happy to know that converting the space into a sunroom is very easy. Since the general structure is already in place, a conversion to a sunroom can typically be completed by swapping out the screened areas with windows and doors. Many homeowners opt for a sunroom because this space:

  • Offers numerous uses – A sunroom enclosure can be used for a variety of purposes that a screen porch cannot. Whether you want to create a home office, extra living room, children’s playroom, climate-controlled personal gym, or any other type of space for your home, you can accomplish your goals with a sunroom addition. Meanwhile, screen enclosures are typically more dependent on the weather outside, limiting how and when you can use the space.
  • Can be enjoyed year-round – Sunrooms also allow you to make the most of your space by allowing you more opportunities to enjoy it. While a screen room may only be enjoyed when the temperature is comfortable – not too hot, sunny, humid, rainy, windy, or chilly – a sunroom can be enjoyed no matter what the weather conditions bring. This also means you can enjoy your sunroom all year round rather than during the more temperate seasons.

Sunrooms fully enclose your space, creating more of an interior space rather than an outdoor living space. However, opening the windows of your Florida room can help create the same feeling and effect as a screen room, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Benefits of Converting a Sunroom into a Screen Room

A less common home project involves converting a sunroom into a screen room. However, this may still be an ideal option for you if your sunroom isn’t in the best shape and you’d prefer more fresh air for your space. Screen rooms are a more cost-effective option than sunrooms, though a porch conversion or sunroom conversion can be cost-effective as well. A screened porch or patio enclosure also offers you the opportunity to change the space down the road as well.

Explore Your Options with Polk County Window & Door

At Polk County Window & Door, we proudly offer porch conversions, sunroom conversions, and more for homeowners throughout Florida. If you’re interested in converting a screen porch into a sunroom or have any other outdoor living projects in mind, contact Polk County Window & Door today. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you find the outdoor living structure that best suits your needs.