Anyone recommend a Patio Enclosure Kit?

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Old 05-21-19, 05:22 AM
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Anyone recommend a Patio Enclosure Kit?

My rear porch was covered and screened years ago. I wanted to renovate it, but I found it needs a roof before I can do anything. Due to some complexity of how this was built the best price I can get for replacing the roof $3,400. That is just the roof. Then I need to renovate below the roof.

I saw some of those patio enclosure kits.

Does anyone have any experience with these?

Are they any good?

Pricing?

Buy online?

Or should I just go with traditional construction?

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All the patio enclosure kit's I've seen are constructed from pre-fabricated panels. You can go that way but it will stand out as a cheap addition and not a part of the house as the siding and roofing will be completely different than your home.
 
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That is a valid point. In just a cursory view of some of the kits out there it's not like they are dirt cheap either for something that is about 14' x 14'.
 
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The kit's aren't necessarily cheap but most are pre-fabricated so they tend to have a textured aluminum sheeting and seams every three or four feet for the panels. It's a look that screams pre-fab and not custom built. If going that route the all glass ones look quite nice. Since they are all glass they blend in much better with most home styles and look more like a sunroom or greenhouse.
 
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I figure, with the new roof, I could renovate it myself for about $5000. I wanted to see if I could do something prefab that would look better and cost the same or less.

Things always look good in ads. I wanted to hear from people who have done it or considered it. It is sounding less likely that I will be going that direction.
 
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When you say new roof you must be talking about more than just new shingles.
 
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Yes. Some of the ones I saw on youtube showed what appeared to be a laminated styrofoam roof panels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgey...e&index=4&t=0s
 
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