How to enclose a 3 season room?

Need suggestions for a 3 season room. It’s a screened enclosed porch & I would like to enclose it somehow due to bad weather conditions- glass enclosure is too expensive for me...any ideas?

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  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on May 07, 2019

    Pictures would help so we can give you good advice.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 07, 2019

    In many cities, semi-enclosing a room like this requires a Building Permit, if you cross certain enclosure thresholds.

    Please make an anonymous phone call to the City and ask them where to find out more information about this and that will be the Basis of what ideas you can use without crossing over the building code thresholds.

    If you have it in writing, that there’s no limits on how much you can enclose this room, then I would design it based on having sliding glass doors with screens on all three sides. That’s the cheapest way to go for operable enclosure glass. All vinyl or aluminum frames.

    As you will read in another post here, that enclosing room without any cross glue gable level ventilation is going to be very hot in the summer. Roofing materials & root design will address that.

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    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 07, 2019

      Thanks for the additional information. Sorry that we didn’t know that before.

      Your HOA will be the First set of Building Codes. You must pour over their CC&R’s.

      Despite the federal and state building codes, it is the opposite of tort law.

      As in the local jurisdiction supersedes the state jurisdiction. Completely unlike criminal law.

  • Tedward Tedward on May 07, 2019

    You can buy acrylic sheets that can be framed to fit your openings. They are a fraction of the cost of glass. I think they come in 4X8 ft. sheets.

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    • Tedward Tedward on May 07, 2019

      You could make them whatever way you want. Without seeing your project, I can't advise you how to do it. If made properly, you could make them with hinges on one side or if you want to avoid wind, hinge them on the bottom with an adjustment bar at the top. I am not familiar with Home Depot building department.