Congratulations! You have decided that you are ready to add a sunroom to your house. Now it is time to decide whether aluminum, vinyl, or wood is the right choice for your sunroom investment. The best choice material for you depends on your budget, design aspirations, and the amount of maintenance you are willing to take on.


Aluminum siding is one of the sturdiest building materials. It can hold heavy loads with ease. The strength of aluminum makes it a popular choice because aluminum can handle the weight of larger windows, providing more view for your sunroom investment. Aluminum is available in a wide variety of color options. Aluminum is not a good insulator, however, and heating and cooling costs can be a challenge when working with aluminum.


Vinyl is also available in a wide variety of colors. It is a better insulator compared to aluminum, making vinyl siding an energy efficient choice for year-round sunroom use in climates with hot summers and cold winters such as the Treasure Valley. It is also a lighter weight material and has superior durability. Vinyl is rot, corrosion, and fade resistant. It is easy to clean, making it an easy to maintain material choice.


Wood is a traditional building choice for sunrooms. The look and feel of wood creates a unique natural ambiance which is fabulous for a sunroom which has the primary purpose of getting closer to nature. Wood is a good insulator, can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, and resists the effects of condensation. Wood is a more expensive building material choice and does require more upkeep to properly maintain compared to vinyl or aluminum. With wood, it is also important to take precautions regarding insects to prevent infestation.

Modern sunroom design offers a wide variety of building materials from which homeowners can choice to create their ideal space. Boise Awning is here to help you create your best sunroom. For projects in the Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Southwest Idaho as well as Ontario, Baker City, and Eastern Oregon, call us today and let us help you!

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