A patio enclosure can be used for anything from a special little sunroom to a complete extra room you'd like to add to your house. You could just set it up as an enclosed porch area or create a guest bedroom, the choice is yours. Once you decide on how you would like to use this enclosure you will be able to gauge how much it may cost.

## Roofing ##

If you already have a patio and are planning on having it enclosed the cost of the roof will be one of your biggest investments. If you are turning it into a porch that is screened in, you could always use an awning to save a few bucks. This is the easiest and least expensive way to create a patio enclosure.

## Sunroom ##

If you've chosen to turn your enclosure into a sunroom you have to decide how many windows you would like and where you'd like to position them. The windows will cost you more in the beginning, but the new energy efficient styles will save you money throughout the year on a regular basis. You may also want to add a ceiling fan to keep it cool in the summer months and take some of the strain off the air conditioning. Be on the lookout for sunroom kits that are relatively fast and easy to install.

## Full Enclosure ##

If you are interested in making your patio enclosure into another room it will cost you more than the other enclosures, but it will be much less than a new addition.

## What It Will Cost to Build a Patio Enclosure ##

On a national level, the average cost of building a patio enclosure ranged from $14,196 to $20.326. The average cost that most homeowners paid for a patio enclosure was around $17,261. Once you decide on which type of enclosure you would like the costs will fall into place. Whatever you decide on, an enclosure will make a nice addition to your home. You can enjoy it as a sunroom or extra guest room, or just as a screened in porch. But the value of your home will instantly increase no matter what you choose to use it as. Just make sure that you find a reputable company that has experience in building patio enclosures so you don't have any problems in the future.