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How to Build an Enclosed Patio?

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Build an Enclosed Patio

You can now enjoy spending your time outdoors, whether it rains, or the sun is too bright, or it is cloudy, by converting your patio into an enclosed patio. With the enclosed patio, you can still enjoy the beautiful view of your yard and not let any dust, or rain, or humidity enter your area. 

You can either do it yourself or install a sunroom with the help of your contractor. There is so much you can do with an enclosed patio; it looks a bit unique with your house, gives it a bit of extra feel. 

If you wish to do it yourself, there are few things you might need – 

Measuring – The essential step for building an enclosed patio is by measuring it first. Start by measuring the area, length, width, and height of the patio. You should also measure all the windows and doors which you will install later. 

You will also need to measure from your property to the enclosure. Write all the measurements neatly so that when you start building, you have them in handy. Ensure that the measurements are correct because even if it goes 1 inch sideways, your patio can look abysmal.

Drafting – Start making blueprints of the patio and scale them. Make all the necessary sketches, even the unique items you wish to add, like a sunroom or extra windows, and make sure to scale them all. 

These will also act when the government wants to see it as to give you your permit. Whenever you are building anything, especially a small house or a patio, you need to have blueprints; not only are they necessary, but they also make your work a bit easier. 

Framing – Start your framing against the existing wall all your house. Establish the two outside corners of the patio and measure them diagonally to get the perfect square shape. Make sure that you measure the doors and windows for your enclosed patio. 

These are the directions for your ball, and once you are done with them, you can proceed over to the roof. You can either paste it like most people do or use whatever sheet you want to for the roof. 

Sheeting – When the walls and roof are done, you can move towards sheeting the walls or whatever you wish to use for the exterior side. This will provide stability when you start working on the roof. 

On the roof, the decking and roofing can be put up. After both these things are done, you can focus on the inside sheeting; you can use whichever sheeting you wish to, steel, concrete, or any other. 

Drywall – When your exterior has been completely sealed, you can start putting up the drywall or sheetrock. This must be hung down from the studs and support the beams. Use nails or screwdrivers to put the drywall; it is an excellent time to call some of your friends for a beer and some hard work. 

Make sure to hang your sheetrock correctly, tighten all the bolts as tightly as you can. Sometimes, with the heavy rain and wind, the bolts loosen up, and your drywall will directly fall, bringing all the dust and rain inside your patio. 

Windows and Doors – It is time to hang your windows and doors into the frame. If you are using professional help, leave the framed windows openings as it is. You can cover them with plastic until the windows installer arrives. The same goes for the doors and the sunroom, both can be done professionally. 

Both the windows and doors measurements are done initially, so you know precisely which type of both the things you want. You can even choose the shape beforehand to make it easy for you to install them. 

Finishing Touches Building an enclosed patio is a bit of hard and complicated work. Even if you have some experience building it, it is sometimes best to call a professional, but again if you want to do it alone, you shall. After you have completed all the processes above, you can call the electrician or do it on your own, wire in any outlets and receptacles you want. 

You can paint both your interior and exterior walls, either with a solid color or prints. You can even paint your roof a bit or polish it. After the paint has dried off, you can then start hanging the pictures, lay down rugs and small or big accessories for your patio.

You can put up your barbeque near the window so that all the smoke goes out or under the sunroom, whichever is comfortable for you.

Conclusion

A patio is an outdoor area where you can hold barbeques or get-togethers or lazy Sunday brunches. Pretty much any excuse to have it outside with the fresh air and soothing wind.

However, you wish to sit outside even when it’s scorching heat, rainy, or windy, but due to the humidity, rain, and dust, you pretty much wind up eating or spending some quality time inside. Therefore, you can now build an enclosed patio and still sit outside while being secured. 

An enclosed patio is just as good as an open now; it is just more secure so that even when it rains or windy, you can freely go outside and have your cup of tea while enjoying the view. You can install window panes and doors, and even a sunroom, to have that open feeling. 

Building an enclosed patio requires a lot of hard work and experience. That is why it is suggested to hire someone professional to do it, but if you think you can try your hands, then indeed you can.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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