Temporary enclosure for half of patio

what ideas could we use for winter to block part of our patio from wind? We don't want to spend a lot of $ because we want to take down in Spring/Summer
q temporary enclosure for half of patio
Would like temporary enclosure on the right side
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 26, 2017
    Make a temporary enclosure with a heavy canvas cover

    • Gan28328672 Gan28328672 on Oct 26, 2017
      thank you for your input...I guess my next question is how to attach? We are not wanting anything permanent.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Oct 26, 2017
    We enclose our screen porch every year in heavy plastic sheets which hubs and son put grommets in to hang over long screws. When the weather gets down to freezing, we use one of those safe small electric heaters at night.
    I don't know where you live, but whatever you construct will take some doing because you have no structure to which to attach protective material.
    I know it is difficult to watch beautiful plants die in the winter because you have no where to store them.
    Think about and research building a proper green house!

  • Judy Judy on Oct 26, 2017
    Put up a Tarp thru winter, and this helps alot., and saves you from shoveling snow, too!!! J. Then you can remove in the spring time.!! Saves alot of draft, and this is very helpful. You can get a clear one, or blue, if you care to. Best wishes, J.

    • Gan28328672 Gan28328672 on Oct 26, 2017
      any ideas on how to attach? (We are trying to think of a non permanent idea)

  • Emily Emily on Oct 26, 2017
    Hi Gandchest, This is what I would do. Either get a nice white tarp with grommets already in it, or some clear heavy duty plastic that you put grommets in at the top, maybe every 8 or so inches. Then create a pocket in the bottom of the plastic or tarp and insert in that a long heavy pole, that can go on the outside of the columns so when the wind blows that will stay on the outside part and the top will be fastened to the inside of the porch either through the bulkhead or if you don't have one then into the ceiling.

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    • Vicky Davis Vicky Davis on Oct 28, 2017
      This is what I was thinking too. You could even use a pole on the top edge. Then you only need 2 or 3 anchors at the top for it. Like a curtain rod, but stronger. You may have to anchor at the bottom too so it doesn't 'flap' in the wind.

      Just make pockets at the top and bottom in heavy clear vinyl, feed the pipes through and hang. You can sew the pockets, or glue. I have never glued it so I can't say whether it will work.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 26, 2017
    Use a curtain rod,s hooks ,large cups hooks

  • Heather McKinney Heather McKinney on Oct 28, 2017
    A heavy drop cloth curtain would keep the wind out. Lots of tutorials on that.

  • Carrie Krumrie Carrie Krumrie on Oct 28, 2017
    to attach to side, run a casing along top and bottom, run pvc pipe through the casings, put t fitting on end use a C shaped metal piece to make a type of hinge to hold in place!!!!

  • Angie Rodriguez Angie Rodriguez on Nov 01, 2017
    Double barrier curtains. Put up curtain rods end to end along the inside as close to the ceiling as possible. Hang two curtains back back, outside thickest plastic or make from tarp, inside pretty cloth that matches your decor, intertwine the ends so they overlap each other by at least 3-6 inches. Keep them closed on cold days and nights and open on warmer days and nights by tie hook. On very cold days/night, use a room heater to warm it up.

  • Danielle Whatsittoyou Danielle Whatsittoyou on Nov 04, 2017
    You could use a heavy gauge bisqueen, that way you’ll still get the majority of the sunlight through. If you were to use heavy canvas or something similar, you would darken out the sunlight.