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Have You Considered a Glass Lanai?

Posted by John Lemonakis on Dec 13, 2022 10:32:32 AM

No matter what time of year it is here in Florida, you deserve your ideal outdoor patio that’s free from debris, insects, and severe weather conditions.

A glass lanai can provide the peace and quiet that most back porches lack. They’re also more protective against irritants than screened-in lanais, and they can offer a great entertaining space.

Whether you’re building a new covered patio or aren’t satisfied with your current screen lanai, a glass lanai has many unique benefits. Here are the differences between a glass vs screen lanai, how to plan for this addition, and what options to consider.


Glass Lanai vs. Screen Lanai

When selecting a lanai for your home, you may notice that screen lanais are less expensive. While they can be a viable option if you’re on a budget, they offer significantly fewer benefits than the alternative.

A lanai built with glass instead of screens offers the following advantages:

  • Year-round comfort in any type of weather.
  • Increases the value of your home.
  • Living space expansion.
  • Protects furniture from weather damage.
  • Boosts energy efficiency.
  • When installed with hurricane impact windows, these enclosures can protect your home and family from storm damage.

Plan Your Glass Lanai Enclosure

With so many unique styles and options to choose from, selecting the right glass lanai design can be overwhelming. To help you with the process, here is a list of questions you should ask before making your decision:

  • How often do you plan to use this room?
  • What do you plan to use your enclosure for?
  • What features do you want to include?
  • What is your budget? 

 Once you’ve got a plan in mind, it’s time to take a look at your options. There are different types of lanais to choose from, so it’s important to pick the one that’s right for you.


Four-Season Lanai vs. Three-Season Lanai

A four-season lanai is perfect for those who plan to use it all year long, want heating and cooling elements, and have a larger budget.

These four-season lanais are:

  • Made from dual insulated glass panes making it energy efficient.
  • Investments that can raise the property value of your home.
  • Perfect for extreme weather conditions when paired with impact glass.

A three-season lanai has both screen and glass and is often:

  • More affordable.
  • Less energy efficient.
  • Single pane glass.
  • Usually only used during spring, summer, and fall.

Since a three-season lanai is more suited for milder climates and is not insulated, it is vulnerable to extreme temperatures. As a result, you may not want to install TVs, study desks, or play areas in a three-season lanai.


Contact a Dependable Installer

When you select an installer for your glass lanai, consider using a regionally owned or local glass contractor. They’ll likely know the type of structures and materials that work best in your particular climate.

In addition, it's important to select companies that are reputable in the enclosure and glass industry. Before choosing, find out if the company will:

  • Listen to your ideas.
  • Customize and install an enclosure that fits your needs.
  • Visit your home and provide an estimate.

Create the Outdoor Space of Your Dreams With Storm Solutions

A glass porch can add value to your home, create a comfortable space for you to enjoy the outdoors, and add a layer of protection to your house.

Storm Solutions can create the glass enclosure of your dreams — one that will be both beautiful and strong, giving you peace of mind and a relaxing space. 

We offer a variety of high-quality, hurricane impact, sliding glass doors, and French doors with aluminum frames. All of our glass lanai enclosures are custom measured to fit your space. 

Contact us today to schedule a visit from one of our specialists for a free estimate. 



Topics: Impact Windows, Glass Lanai Enclosures, Glass Lanai

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