What Is A Patio Enclosure And Why Are They Popular?

Maybe you’ve seen a patio enclosure on a neighbor’s house or have read about them online, but you still find yourself asking, “What is a patio enclosure, and why are they popular?” It may look as if it’s an extension on a home, and in a way, that’s what they are. To better understand, let’s first take a look at what a patio enclosure is and isn’t.

What Is A Patio Enclosure?

A patio enclosure, sometimes called a sun-room, usually refers to a room built around an exterior slab with a roof. There is no need to build or reinforce the foundations as long as the exterior slab has enough space for the outdoor room. 

Patio enclosures can have windows, glass walls, or mesh screens surrounding it. Essentially, they are built as an addition to a house with the purpose of being a room to relax in. However, some homeowners use their outdoor spaces for home offices, gyms, or another area to entertain guests. 

Why Are Patio Enclosures Popular?

There are several reasons that outdoor patios are becoming more popular. Let’s look at a few.

Use Of Space

Customized, outdoor enclosures allow you to add an additional and functional room that utilizes the existing patio space. You don’t need to cut down trees or re-arrange your yard when you add a patio enclosure. It allows people to expand their home without the hassle of constructing a new room.

It Increases Home Resale Value

Because patio enclosures are becoming more and more popular, it is something that many homebuyers are looking for in a new home. It makes sense then that adding a customized, outdoor space to your home will increase its future resale value.


Since your patio is enclosed, it can be used in all types of weather. It can keep you and your family cool in the summer months and warm in the winter.  If it’s raining outside, you don’t get wet or even damp. Your patio enclosure will keep you dry and comfortable all year round.

No Pests

A patio that is exposed to the elements is also exposed to nature. What does that mean? It means mosquitoes can pester you while you are trying to enjoy your patio. If you are trying to eat, disease-carrying flies and gnats can land on your food and spoil your party. With a patio enclosure, you have the peace of mind knowing unwelcome visitors won’t pester you.

A Place To Escape

Maybe the biggest benefit of having a custom, outdoor space is that you will have a beautiful, quiet room to relax and unwind. Your whole family can benefit from the feeling of being outside while still indoors.

Folker’s Can Bring Make Your Dream Of A Patio Enclosure Real

If you want a high-quality patio enclosure built properly, contact us today by phone at 1-888-FOLKERS or by filling out our online contact form. We can discuss your home improvement needs, budget, and timeline and we’ll even provide a FREE estimate.

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