A nice patio is a great feature in a home. It can give your family a great place outside to sit and visit, to barbecue and eat, to relax and read in the nice weather, and to enjoy many other activities when you want to be in the fresh air. However, there are some problems that can come up when that patio isn't enclosed. Here are some problems that can occur with an open patio and ways enclosing it can prevent those problems.
Animals keep causing problems on the patio
Not only can your own dogs and cats cause problems on the patio by urinating or spraying on the ground, the walls, and the furniture, but they can also cause other damage to the furniture by chewing or scratching it. Also, other animals can come on the patio and cause problems like raccoons, rats, and even birds. Enclosing the patio prevents the animals from accessing the patio area, so all the animal-related issues will stop.
Pests are problems
When a patio is wide open, it allows all pests in the area to have free reign. Wasps, bees, and mosquitoes can fly onto the patio and chase everyone inside for fear of being stung. If you are enjoying the patio at night, then you can end up with a lot of moths and other pests coming right onto the patio to fly around the lights. When you enclose the patio, you will be preventing those larger pests from being a problem.
Weather is an issue
An open patio can be difficult to enjoy in certain types of weather, especially if it isn't covered. An uncovered patio can't be enjoyed on bright and hot days, rainy days, and snowy days. A patio that isn't enclosed can also be hard to enjoy on those days, but the wind can also be an issue because the wind can be relentless and it will even blow leaves and other debris on the patio. Covering and enclosing the patio will give you an area outside you can enjoy no matter what the weather is like.
The kids can be rowdy
If you are trying to enjoy relaxing on the patio, the kids can end up bringing playtime onto the patio where they may drive their ride-on toys repeatedly over your feet, keep throwing balls in your direction, and being rowdy in other ways that can become frustrating. Once you enclose the patio, the kids will take their playtime out in the yard.
Talk to a contractor that builds patio enclosures to learn more.
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