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Old 07-14-2019, 07:22 AM
NotGolfer NotGolfer is online now
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We have a cottage series, built in 2008. We barely ever used the screened lanai...only a few times the 1st year and I'd say hardly ever after that. In 2014 we decided to enclose it and make it a room. It is east facing---the dirt that accumulated was hard to keep up with when it was screened. We decided that the extra room might be nice and it is. We had the floor raised and the original slider was put on the end of the room with a patio outside of that. Think we've sat on the patio---maybe twice. It's just too hot out there (as was the screened lanai). We have slider windows that go to knee-height. Nice when the weather in Spring and Fall allows the windows to be open. The "air" and heated were ducted in to it as well. Haven't ever regretted doing this and hopefully it will increase the value of the house when/if we ever sell it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:26 AM
LuvtheVillages LuvtheVillages is offline
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Originally Posted by jeriteri View Post
I think, but not sure, you have to raise the lanai floor to meet the homes existing floor height so it is level onto the lanai.
Some people choose to raise their lanai floor, but it is not required. We did not. We tiled the lanai floor, for a finished look, but did not raise it. So there is a small step.

Reasons we enclosed our lanai: The dirt and dust, the noise from a nearby road, and so we could use it even if the weather was hot or wet. And it added more space for parties.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:04 AM
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Agree with all statements above. I don't know why it is SO dirty, but it literally needed to be wiped off every couple of days when screened. We are waiting for ONE more pane of glass, but I will show you ours anyway. I have made part of it into a studio to paint and draw and we have a television room there to, with an outside feel. Note the glass to the floor. Even missing one piece of glass it is much more comfortable. We are enjoying it even if it isn't finished yet.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by New Englander View Post
Yes, glass sliders can go all the way to the floor.
Where else would the go?
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by karostay View Post
Where else would the go?
Some glassed in lanai's have a knee wall and the glass on top of it.
Is this a great country or what?
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why enclose?
Old 07-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Fast Freddy Fast Freddy is offline
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Default why enclose?

Dust, tree, grass.
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glassed, add, lanai, house, cage

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