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How Much Does it Cost to install an Enclosed Back Patio

Everything You Need to About the Cost of Installing an Enclosed Patio 

If you are one of us who loves unwinding in their patio after a tiring day or share a drink with their friends on a special evening, then getting an enclosed patio is a great idea. Especially if you do not want to be bothered by unwanted bugs or prevent your toddler from wandering off.

Now renovating your patio might seem like a good idea, but the first question that might cross our mind is how it will cost you to build an enclosed patio. So here in this post, we will talk about how many the cost of building an enclosed patio and discuss ways to reduce that cost.

Let us Begin!

Factors Affecting the Cost of Installing Enclosed Patio

1. Property Tax

If you add an enclosed patio to our property, then there will be a hike in the amount of property tax you pay. Now the amount of hike will depend on the country and state that you belong to.

So, you should discuss the issue with your contractor and local government authority and plan your budget accordingly. However, this point also has a silver lining, given adding an enclosed patio increases the value of your property, hence earning you more profit if you plan to sell it.

2. Square Footage of The Patio

The total cost of building an enclosed patio depends a lot on the size of the patio. The smaller the floor area, the lesser is the cost of the project. If you plan to install a screen in your already built patio, it will cost you somewhere around $2000 if we go by the report published by my home advisor. It will cost you around $3 to $4 per square foot for the material and another $2 for the labor cost.

But if you are building a new patio from scratch and then adding a screen around it, then it will cost you around $25 to $120 per square foot. Now you might be wondering, why is there such a huge price rand for building an enclosed patio from scratch? Is it all because of the difference in the quality of the material?

No! The huge price range has been calculated keeping in mind the difference in cost for DIY enclosed patio and professionally done enclosed patio. On average, if you build the patio yourself, it will cost you around $20 to $60 per square foot, but if you get it built by a contractor, then it will cost you around $50 to $80 per square foot.

3. Furniture & Other Decoration

This additional cost varies from one person to another. It is completely up to you how much and how exactly you want to decorate your patio. For some, it can be furnished under $50, and for some, it can be up to $1000. Also, while you are planning your patio, make sure you leave space for electrical outlets.

How Can You Reduce the Cost of Building an Enclosed Patio?

The only way to reduce the cost of building something at your home renovating a part of your home is by doing it yourself. The same goes for an enclosed patio too, and if you want to spend less, you got to do it yourself.

  1. The first thing you need to keep in mind before you think of a DIY enclosed patio is that you should have an existing patio. This will make your job much easier, especially if you are an amateur.
  2. The next thing you need to do is go to your nearest hardware store or The Home Depot and grab a heavy-duty stapler and strong mesh screens. If you are looking to reduce your labor, then make sure that you opt for the pre-cut mesh screens. You can also get them customized to fit your requirements.
  3. In the next step, you need to add those screens to your patio. Take the help of a level to put your screen and then pull it up straight and then staple it into the wooden frames. You can also use nails to fix the screens with the frame if you do not want to use a stapler.
  4. And you are done! Your enclosed patio is now ready. All that you need to do is jazz it up a little and decorate it as per your taste.

That is it. That was all about installing an enclosed patio on your property and everything else surrounding it that you had to know before setting on this journey.

We hope this article was helpful for you and all your queries were answered. If you have any further queries, feel free to reach out to us in the comment section below.

Mel Bartholomew
Mel Bartholomew, a gardener with an illustrious career spanning over 18 years, is our go-to expert for Patio, Lawn, and Garden. He obtained his BA in Horticulture and has become an author on sustainable gardening practices. Joining our website, he has been a driving force in promoting eco-friendly and efficient gardening techniques. His prior experience includes managing a public botanical garden and hosting garden design workshops. His hobbies revolve around his love for plants, with a particular interest in cultivating rare orchids and bonsai.

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