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.