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The cost to build a patio enclosure depends on what you envision. By enclosing the patio, you add more livable space to your home. Some people turn their patios into sunrooms, while others merely add screens to protect from bugs. There's also the option to completely enclose the room into another regular room on your home.
If your patio doesn't already have a cover, installing a roof will be one of the biggest costs. In the case of a screened-in porch, you can add an awning instead of a full roof. This is one of the most affordable options for a patio enclosure. Otherwise, a roof will be needed to support the walls or windows that would accompany the project.
Building a Sunroom
If you're building a sunroom as your patio enclosure, the costs will revolve a lot around the windows you choose to surround the room. By installing new, energy-efficient windows, you could save money in the long run. Installing a ceiling fan or air vents will also be important in maintaining comfortable temperatures in your sunroom. Some sunrooms can be installed by kit and assembled relatively quickly from pros, so that can be a more affordable, pre-fabricated option that can keep patio enclosure costs down. Then you will have to consider costs around putting greenery or furniture in the room, depending on how you plan to use it.
If you've decided to fully enclose your patio as an additional livable space, the patio enclosure costs will increase. If you go this route, a solid roof would need to be added, as well as walls with windows and a new floor. This would be less expensive than a full home addition but still quite expensive.
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