If you choose to build a sunroom by enclosing a porch or patio that is already tucked beneath your existing roof line, then you don’t have to give a lot of thought to the new roof of your sunroom or Florida room because the work is already done for you. However, if you are building a new sunroom and you do not already have a patio under your roofline, then you need to consider a roof type for your sunroom. This article will outline different sunroom roof options as well as the materials you can use for different sunroom designs.
Sunroom Roof Options
Florida Sunrooms, which are often referred to as Florida rooms, are a fantastic way to enjoy the Sunshine State’s natural beauty and add value to your home. The type of roof that best suits your sunroom depends on your house’s architecture, your own personal tastes and your budget. Here are the two main sunroom roof options:
A perennial favorite that blends well with most architectural styles, a gable roof features two roof panels that are set at an angle to form a peak over center support. Generally placed perpendicularly to a home’s exterior, it creates a classic look and offers the opportunity to enjoy a soaring cathedral ceiling inside your new Florida room.
This incredibly simple roof type goes by many names, including single-slope roof and shed roof. An economical style that offers clean, neat lines and plenty of strength and stability, a studio roof features a single plane that slopes down from the existing house. This style works beautifully with both single- and two-story homes.
Sunroom Roof Materials
Next on the list is to decide what materials will be used on your new sunroom roof. This will have a huge impact on both its appearance and its functionality. What will best suit your needs? Shingles and aluminum roofing are the top options.
Using Aluminum Roofing for a Sunroom
At Dulando Screen & Awning, we encourage the use of insulated roof panels for sunroom projects. With Structall’s insulated aluminum panels, a skin of high-quality aluminum encloses a foam core.
Aluminum roofing panels offer multiple advantages.
- Sunroom roof panels help to block the sun’s rays so that your new sunroom stays cooler and more comfortable.
- The insulated aluminum panels mute the clatter of rain falling on the roof so that a sudden downpour won’t ruin your peace and tranquility.
- Aluminum roofing also resists common pests like carpenter bees and termites.
- Insulated roofing panels won’t wilt in Florida’s hot sun, heavy rains or strong winds.
- They’re also available in various styles and finishes, so it’s easy to create a wide array of looks.
Dulando Screen & Awning is a family-owned and -operated Florida sunroom builder serving our neighbors since 1968. We are firmly committed to combining quality materials with expert craftsmanship to help Floridians create the outdoor spaces that they’ve been dreaming of. Our professional team is highly trained in design and construction techniques, and we thrive on using our skills for our customers’ benefit. Are you ready to learn more about sunrooms, sunroom roofs and insulated aluminum panels? To explore the possibilities and request a free estimate for your project, contact Dulando Screen & Awning today at 407-862-6060.