With selecting to go with a partially enclosed patio you won’t get the full protection from the weather and bugs that you would with a fully enclosed patio. However, you will still get to enjoy the area more than you would with an open patio. In other words, you will land right in the middle of the two most popular options that people pick for their patios.
Building a Partially Enclosed Patio to Block the Elements
If you are always chased off of your patio because of wind, driving rain or other weather originating from the same direction, you may want to consider enclosing a specific section of your patio. For example, say that most of your winds and storms blow through your yard coming from the southwest. Enclosing your patio on the side that faces the southwest (and possibly the west side as well), will block the weather coming from that direction.
This will allow you to be able to enjoy your patio more often as you won’t have to relocate when the weather changes. You will also be able to enjoy the coolness of a summer storm on your patio without the direct wind or getting wet from the rain (as long as there is also a roof).
In addition, if you live in an area that gets snow, a partially enclosed patio will help to keep the snow from piling up on your patio. Meaning you won’t have to shovel the patio as often and your backdoor will be kept clear of the snow from most winter storms.
Windows in a Partially Enclosed Patio
Whether you already have a partially enclosed patio or are considering building one, don’t forget about the windows. This may seem silly to most because the patio is not fully enclosed and is already open for the air to come in.
Windows in a partially enclosed patio play two roles. First, they allow you to be able to still enjoy a cooling summer breeze on your patio by creating a cross breeze when they are open. Without this open window, the breeze will go around your partially enclosed patio instead. Second, they are decorative. Would you rather look at a plain, blank wall on your partially enclosed patio or out a protective window at the scenery beyond it?
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