If you’re looking to add value to your home, creating an enjoyable indoor/outdoor space is the perfect project to pursue. A patio is a top housing quality current and future homeowners are looking for in their living area. But how much does it cost to build a patio enclosure?
Enclosed patios are just as diverse houses themselves. There are plenty of patio enclosure options to choose from, including the materials and labor used to construct it. Most patio enclosures will range between $8,433 and $25,041. Customizing your perfect space will decide how much it will cost to build a patio enclosure.
Types of Patio Enclosures
Covered Patio Enclosures are some of the most common patio enclosures available. They range in price depending on the materials used for construction. When choosing materials for your covered patio enclosure, consider the climate you live in as well as the function of the patio.
- Wood framing, roofing, and screens will cost about $28 – $40 per square foot. This material is perfect in just about any climate; however, it will suffer in cold weather.
- Steel enclosure kits with screens are about $22 – $27 per square foot, plus the installation cost. Steel allows your patio enclosure to last a lot longer than other building materials, usually lasting 5-12 years in most climates. They arrive to you ready to be assembled and prove to be reasonably simple DIY projects.
Screened Enclosures with Removable Window Panels are typically $44 – $70 per square foot. These open-air enclosures are perfect for sitting on your patio during a warm day with a cool breeze. If you live in a milder climate year-round, screened enclosures are a great option. The removable window panels can be made using acrylic or polycarbonate.
Framed Three or Four Season Sunrooms cost about $90 – $125 per square foot. These rooms are typically designed with windows, insulation, and power, creating a more habitable living space than most patio enclosures. Adding on options like AC equipment, special flooring, and other amenities can increase the cost of designing this patio enclosure. With the additional cost comes an increase in longevity. Expect sunrooms to last 30-40 years.
Solariums range from $33 – $50 per square foot. These glass-made enclosures are perfect for housing indoor gardens or basking in the sunlight. There are specific solarium kits available for DIY construction and will last for about 8-15 years.
Labor Costs and Add Ons
Patio enclosures can dramatically increase in price when factoring in the labor cost and any add ons you would like to include in your space.
Labor will always add an extra cost to your patio enclosure project. If you are looking to build a sturdy space that will last a long time, it’s best to hire a professional to construct your patio enclosure. Are you trying to budget during your project? Look into enclosure kits that you can DIY. You may still need a few people to help you out, but it will cut down on costs.
Adding amenities to your patio enclosure may be something you are interested in. While each add on will vary in cost, here are a few of the most popular add ons:
- Roll Shades
- Privacy Screens
- Ceiling Fan
- Lighting per Fixture
- Electric or Propane Space Heaters
- Propane Fireplace
- Fireplace and Chimney
- Screen Material
Calculate the Cost to Build a Patio Enclosure
Now that you have decided on everything you want to include in your ideal patio enclosure, it’s time to calculate the cost. Keep in mind that there may be a few extra fees that appear while your building, but that is a common occurrence in home construction.
The cost to build a patio enclosure typically ranges from $8,433 and $25,041, but it ultimately depends on your preferences. Contact AZ Sun Solutions to get a quote today.