How to Winterize Your Sunroom

Picture of the interior of a sunroom with a backyard in the background.

We know how brutal the winter months in the Midwest can be. With temperatures dropping to below zero, wind chill plaguing the air, and snow covering your home, it can be quite difficult to endure the colder seasons. You’re stuck inside for months, and you can’t even enjoy your sunroom.

The thing about a sunroom is that you want to be able to enjoy it year-round, not only when it’s warm out. With the right preparations, however, you can use your sunroom comfortably, even in the winter. Just think how beautiful it would be to sit inside your warm sunroom while you look out at the freshly fallen snow on the ground!

How to Keep Your Sunroom Warm During the Winter

The most important aspect of winterizing your sunroom is to ensure that the temperature is comfortable enough to spend time in. Trust us, you most likely won’t be able to relax in a brutally cold sunroom. This may sound like a challenge, but there are quite a few ways you can keep the cozy temperatures in and the chilly temperatures out.

  • Get a ceiling fan – Even though you may think ceiling fans are meant to keep you cool during the warmer months, if you reverse the fan direction, they can help to circulate warm air from the ceiling down into the room.
  • Invest in insulation technology – Extra costs aren’t always ideal, but if you have the budget for insulation then we highly recommend taking this route. You can insulate the walls and ceiling to prevent colder air from seeping through the walls and infiltrating your sunroom. If you’ve invested in a four-season room from Bear Sunrooms, your sunroom will already be well-insulated from outdoor temperatures.
  • Window tinting – This may be a slightly more affordable option than insulation. By tinting the windows, you’ll keep radiant heat inside the room. While it could potentially obstruct your view of the outdoors, it will allow for sunshine to come in and remain in. Another option is to have a four-season room installed with energy-efficient windows that keep cold air outside and warm air inside.
  • Baseboard heaters – These are great if you’re looking to implement an energy-efficient option to create heat. They don’t take up much space and are easier and safer than your typical portable space heater.
  • Weather strip the windows – Similar to insulation and tinting, weather stripping the windows can also stop cold air from seeping through any cracks. A four-season sunroom from Bear Sunrooms has windows with this type of insulation built in.
  • Install an HVAC system for your sunroom – The budget for this option is higher than all others listed but is probably the most efficient. A separate HVAC system for your sunroom can help maintain the desired temperature with the ability to control it exactly how you want it. Just make sure your sunroom is an energy-efficient four-season sunroom that’s constructed to keep heat inside the room.
  • Purchase and install drapes – Drapes could be a great option for preventing cold air from coming in. You could even hire a company to hang drapes for you. Although, the downside is that if the drapes are closed, you won’t be able to see outside. On the flip side, your sunroom will be getting the use you intended it to get.

Bear Sunrooms Can Help Out

One of the reasons why your sunroom may be uncomfortable during the winter months is that it wasn’t installed with the proper materials and insulation. At Bear Sunrooms, we have what it takes to build a four-season sunroom that will be comfortable to use year-round. Sure, it may cost a little more upfront to build this type of sunroom. But for the most part, Bear Sunrooms will be able to work with you to create a four-season sunroom that you can relax in during any month of the year.

We proudly stand behind our ability to provide you with only the best sunrooms available. We offer a 100% transferable lifetime warranty on materials for every sunroom project we complete and also a lifetime labor warranty for as long as you live in your home.

At Bear Sunrooms, we ultimately want to set your sunroom up for continued success. As a company that has been serving Southeastern Wisconsin for decades, we have what it takes to winterize your four-season sunroom when we install it. Contact us today to find out more about how we can build the winterized sunroom of your dreams.