While patios can be a beautiful and natural extension of your indoor living space, patio enclosures can help them be even more useful and enjoyable to your family, friends and neighbors.
A patio enclosure puts some kind of protection over and around the patio, making them less susceptible to weather interruptions, and particularly help control the insect irritations that accompany many outdoor events.
Types of Enclosures
Patio enclosures come in several different styles, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. If you want to enclose your patio, you may choose from screened rooms, sunrooms, solariums and conservatories.
A screened room involves putting a wooden frame structure around the patio, with spaces between the wooden studs. These spaces can then be filled with screens, allowing you the smell and feel of the out of doors but keeping the insects at bay. The screens may be floor to ceiling, or there may be wood on the bottom and screens on the top.
A sunroom provides structure around a patio, but is surrounded with windows rather than screens. A sunroom allows you to enjoy the seasons longer, and expand your indoor living space.
Solariums are a patio furniture enclosure offers all windows to the structure. With curved glass ceilings and windows all around, the solarium gives an even more intimate outdoor feel.
Traditionally designed to allow plants to grow well indoors, the conservatory also features glass, and can be finished to make it more of a year round extension of your indoor living space.