Many Florida homes are built with a lanai underneath the roofline, but they are usually small. Lanais are ideal areas to enjoy the beauty outside without leaving the comforts of home. Lanai patios become a gathering place for so many occasions or just relaxing after work. If your lanai is on the small side, you’ve probably thought of extending it. But how much does it cost to extend a lanai? While pinpointing the exact cost might be difficult, identifying the factors involved in the cost to extend a lanai will help you get a sense of a project’s budget.
Factor 1: The Size of the Project
Many single-family homes come with a postage stamp lanai under the roofline. When homeowners dream of expanding their lanai, it’s important to know how large you want to build a new patio. A bigger project will likely come with a higher price tag. Fortunately, there are many ways that a lanai can be an affordable addition. So even a relatively large expansion can be of great value.
Factor 2: The Roofing
Traditionally, a lanai is tucked under the roofline of the home, so there’s no need to do any work to the roof. But when you extend the lanai, you also need to extend a roofing structure. The two most popular options for roofs are screen or aluminum insulated-panel roofs. Some homeowners are opting for both. That way, they can enjoy the Florida sunshine at times and also be protected from the elements at other times.
Factor 3: The Patio
An extended patio is common when you’re reimaging your lanai’s floor plan. The material that you choose can have a major impact on its look and your budget. We can pour a new concrete pad to match your existing pad. Stamping and tinting options expand the design possibilities with concrete. However, many homeowners are exploring brick pavers when extending their lanai. Pavers offer even more choices and appealing durability. Plus, the modular nature of pavers makes it easier to make repairs if your lanai’s floor is ever damaged.
Factor 4: The Screen
A primary characteristic of a lanai brings a sense of airiness and openness. However, biting insects like mosquitos, flies, and no-see-ums are a real hazard in Florida, and there’s no need to let them ruin your enjoyment of your lanai. Frankly, screening the space can provide a multitude of benefits. After all, modern screens are technological wonders. Would you like a screen that blocks out the sun’s harmful rays? Are you interested in a screen that could protect your privacy? What if a screen could withstand the activities of pets and children? That’s why we only use Phifer screens. You simply need to choose the right product for your lanai enclosure.
Factor 5: The Contractor
A lanai extension may seem like a fairly simple project, but you definitely want the job done properly. To ensure that it is, choose a trusted contractor with a solid reputation for quality. An experienced contractor can work with you to help you find a custom design that fits your space, your goals, and your budget.
Are you planning to extend a lanai? Reach out to Dulando Screen & Awning to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We take pride in delivering excellent customer service and exceptional results with every project that we complete. We’d be delighted to assist you with your lanai extension.