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3 Improvements That Add Comfort To Patio Covers And Metal Enclosures

by Kyle Brown

Patio enclosures can be a great addition to your outdoor spaces where you want to add indoor comforts. There are improvements that you may want to consider, including heating and AC or electrical installations. You may also want to consider installing Wi-Fi and home networking in these areas. Here are some of the improvements that you will want to consider in order to add comfort to metal patio enclosures:

1. Heating And Cooling Solutions For Patio Enclosures

Heating and cooling are one of the most important features that you will want to consider to make outdoor spaces comfortable. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution, adding a duct vent and return to this area may be possible if your HVAC system is over-sized for your home. If you want to add a separate cooling or heating system to your enclosure, ductless HVAC systems are a great solution. With ductless systems, heat pumps will provide you with both heating and cooling to allow you to enjoy this outdoor space in comfort all year long. For energy-efficient cooling, talk with the patio enclosure service about installing functional skylights that can be opened for ventilation. This will allow heat to escape and reduce the energy needed for cooling during the hot summer.

2. Upgrading Patio Enclosures With Electrical Wiring And Outlets

One thing that is often missing from simple patio enclosures is conventional electrical wiring. In your enclosure, you will want to consider solutions for lighting, as well as outlets to connect electrical appliances and other devices. For outdoor porch enclosures you will want to use outdoor electrical systems with GCFI outlets and conduits, which will make the installation safer and easier to do repairs and upgrades.

3. Adding Home Networking And Wi-Fi Connectivity To Outdoor Spaces

Today, homes use many devices that connect to local networks or the internet. If you are adding comforts to outdoor spaces, you will also want to be able to have connectivity for these modern electronic devices. First, you will want to have your porch enclosure wired for home networking, which can also include USB charging ports. In addition, it is also a good idea to invest in exterior Wi-Fi systems to give your wireless connectivity for your outdoor living area.

These are some of the improvements that you will want to consider to add indoor comforts to your patio enclosure. If you are ready to create a comfortable outdoor space, contact a metal building contractor for help with installing enclosures and other backyard structures for your home. 


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Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Do you struggle to have enough space to hold family dinners with all of your extended family? If so, it is time to consider adding an outdoor living space to your home. Something as simple as a furnished patio can make your life a little more enjoyable. You could even go all out like I did and have a full outdoor kitchen installed. During the summer, I never use the kitchen inside my home. I am always outside cooking dinner, baking goodies and spending time in the fresh air. To get a few ideas about how to design your outdoor living space, go to my site.