Sunroom and Patio Enclosure Materials

Some sunrooms have traditional ceilings, while others have ceilings made of glass or plastic in order to provide a better view. Obviously, the main benefits of having a transparent ceiling include allowing more sunlight into the room and providing a feeling of being outdoors. However, homeowners should weigh the particular advantages and disadvantages of glass and plastic as construction materials. Glass is more durable than plastic, and homeowners often find it more aesthetically pleasing. On the other hand, plastic is lighter, easier to work with, and cheaper; however, it also scratches more easily and expands and contracts more than glass does, which may increase the chance of leaks during rainstorms.