Patio enclosures are essentially covered patios that use floor to ceiling glass windows and doors to create a sealed off room. There are a few types of enclosures, including balcony enclosures, full sunroom enclosures that have glass roofs as well as walls, adjustable enclosures that have folding doors, semi-enclosed patios that may be open on one side and closed on another side, and patios that feature half-walls topped with glass.
Depending on your requirements and your current patio, you may find that a complete enclosure is the right choice or you may choose to add glass walls to part of your patio instead. Whatever type you prefer, there is no doubt that patio enclosures offer plenty of value, creating a secure, covered space that can be used to greatly enhance your home.
Why Consider a Patio Enclosure?
Some of the biggest advantages offered by patio enclosures include the following:
- Create an entertainment/braai area in your home. Whether you are dreaming of a light-filled home office, a dining room or even a second lounge, enclosed patios offer a simple and affordable way to add another room to your home. When smart glass, safety glass or tinted glass is used, you will be able to get the benefit of natural light without the glare, adding privacy without losing the appeal of a light-drenched room. This type of room is ideal for creating an indoor/outdoor flow, offering a protected area that ensures maximum enjoyment of your patio, whatever the season.
- Increase the lifespan of outdoor furniture. Another benefit of enclosures is that they help to protect your furniture against the elements. Over time, furniture that is left outdoors soon begins to fade. Cane furniture begins to lose its original lustre, the wood starts to fade and crack, and even the sturdiest of fabrics begin to look worse for wear. A covered patio will help to keep your furniture looking good for longer, without the typical damage that occurs from direct sunlight and exposure to rain and wind.
- Enjoy protection against wind and rain. It’s not just your furniture that is protected against the elements, either. One of the biggest advantages to a covered patio is that it allows you to enjoy your space, whether it is pouring down outside or a hot summer’s day. During the rainy season, you will be able to sit and watch the rain from the comfort of your enclosed nook, without being exposed. When the wind picks up, you won’t have to worry about being stuck outside. Instead, you’ll be nice and safe under cover, without feeling like you are stuck indoors.
- Customise your enclosure to suit your needs. Add folding glass doors to further maximise your enclosure, letting light and fresh air in when the weather is good and warding off wind and rain when storms approach. Depending on the type of windows you choose and whether you also include a rooflights over your patio, there are many ways that you can customise your patio according to your preferences. This allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds – a light-filled entertainment area or study and a protected space.
For best results, choose strong aluminium frames that can withstand everyday wear and tear, to extend the lifespan of your patio. Contact PG Aluminium KZN today to learn more about patio enclosures in Durban and surrounds.