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The Ultimate Guide to Designing an Insulated Patio

Updated: Dec 11, 2023


The Ultimate Guide to Insulated Patio Designs and Benefits

When designing your home, the patio area is often overlooked. While it may seem like an outdoor space only for relaxation or dining, your patio can be so much more. By designing an insulated patio, you can transform your outdoor space into a haven that you can enjoy all year round.


This article will explore the benefits of designing an insulated patio and how to create your own.


Section 1: What is an insulated patio?

As opposed to a pergola, a patio would usually incorporate a screen or walls to provide more protection and privacy, creating an outdoor area that is a continuation of your indoor living space.


An insulated patio is a structure that is designed and built with insulated roof panels. These panels are designed to control temperature by regulating the amount of heat that enters or leaves the patio area. With an insulated patio, you can extend the usability of your outdoor space beyond just the warm summer months and enjoy the space even during cooler weather.


By designing an insulated panel patio, you can even help reduce your energy bills by minimising the need for heating and cooling.


Section 2: Benefits of designing your own insulated patio

There are many benefits to an insulated patio beyond just the comfort of temperature control. They also offer protection from the elements, such as wind and rain, making it possible to use the space all year round. Working with Life Outdoors to design an insulated patio can also be an excellent way to increase the value of your home and add to its overall appeal.


Patios can be customised to suit your home design, with various colours, styles and configurations available. Insulated panels are low-maintenance and long-lasting so you can enjoy them for many years without worrying about additional upkeep.


Section 3: How to create an insulated patio oasis

Before you begin to design your insulated patio, you should consider the requirements of your outdoor space and assess what will work best. It’s essential to determine the size of the patio, the direction it faces, and the amount of shading from trees or other structures.


Once you consider these factors, you can consider your insulated patio’s style, colour and materials. You may add lighting, seating or privacy options such as screens to optimise the space. It’s always a good idea to consult a professional before starting any major renovation project.


Section 4: Finding the right installer

If you are considering designing an insulated patio, finding a professional installer with the right experience to ensure the project is completed according to your specifications is essential. At Life Outdoors, we specialise in the design and installation of insulated pergolas in Sutherland Shire, St George and the Illawarra.


We offer free quotes and expert advice so you can feel confident in your choices and know you are working with an experienced and reputable company. Our team has years of experience designing bespoke insulated patios tailored to our client’s unique needs, ensuring a beautiful, functional, and high-quality result.


How fast can a standard-size insulated patio be installed, and how much does it cost?


Installation time and cost for standard insulated patios can vary based on several factors, such as size, material choices, complexity of design and even accessibility of the site. However, a standard insulated patio installation can typically be completed in approximately a week. In terms of cost, a ballpark figure would be in the region of $7,000 to $20,000. This price range includes materials, labour, and other ancillary costs, such as permits or inspections if required. It’s always advisable to obtain a detailed quote from a reputable installer to better understand the costs involved.


When's the best time to install my insulated patio?

The good news is that insulated patios can be installed at any time of the year!


We find that most people want to install their patio in time to be ready for the warmer summer months so as we say in the biz, summer patios are planned in winter. That way, you can be ready to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer from the comfort of your new outdoor patio.


The wrap-up...

A beautifully designed insulated patio is an investment in your home and your future. You'll be the envy of your neighbours and will enjoy having friends and family over all year round. With a range of benefits and customisation options, you can create a comfortable, beautiful and functional new area.


When choosing your installation team, be sure to check that they have the experience and know how to guide you through the process, making the journey a pleasant one. The team at Life Outdoors have been designing bespoke patios and building them for over a decade and to ensure our high standards are met, we only use our own qualified team and don't subcontract.


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