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Patio Enclosures and Sun Shades FAQs

Learn about our Patio Enclosures and Sun Shades from the questions that we see most


Question: I don’t live in Texas. Can you still design custom patio enclosures and sun shades from EnclosureGuy?

Answer: Yes. More than 80% of the patio enclosures and sun shades we manufacture are shipped to customers all over the country. We have a large number of clients in Canada, Florida, California, Kansas, and other places in North America.


Question: Do you offer a thicker vinyl than the 20mil on your patio enclosures?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to get a heavier vinyl, however we have found that it isn’t necessary because we have engineered our patio enclosures to work in all types of harsh conditions including wind, rain, salt water and freezing temperatures.


Question: We aren’t sure if we will need to install the patio enclosures on the inside or outside walls. What is your opinion about interior and exterior installation?

Answer: We have clients that install the patio enclosures both on the inside and outside. While we believe that outside is the best, we realize that this isn’t always possible. Our design engineer will work with you to figure out the best placement of the product which may include both inside and outside if your situation requires it.


Question: Where do the zippers on the patio enclosures attach to the house?

Answer: Patio Enclosures that are next to each other will zip to each other. patio enclosures that are hung next to walls or posts will be zipped to our special flap closures attached to the wall or post.


Question: Do the patio enclosures zip across the bottom?

Answer: Our engineers have determined that the tie-downs are the best way to secure the bottom of your patio enclosures to a knee wall or floor. If you are doing the installation on your own or with a local contractor, our designer will include placement locations with your installation instructions.


Question: What kind of warranty does EnclosureGuy include with the patio enclosures and sun shades that I buy?

Answer: EnclosureGuy warrants our curtain product line from failure in normal use due to defects in material or workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purcase. There is also a lifetime warranty on all trak and trolley hardware. For more information on our limited warranty, visit our warranty page.


Question: How long will the patio enclosures remain clear and work properly?

Answer: Clients typically get around 10 years of life from their patio enclosures when they are properly cared for. We offer a cleaning and scratch remover that will ensure years of quality use from your enclosure. For more information on how to extend the life of your enclosure, be sure to see our “Care and Handling” section.


Question: Do you have a local installer for my patio enclosures and Sun Shades?

Answer: Outside of Texas, most folks hire a general contractor or handyman to do the install. Your patio enclosures and sun shades will come with a How To Guide. If you need extra assistance beyond the instruction guide, you can call us and we will gladly help you out.


Question: How do Home Owners Associations normally respond to home owners who want to install patio enclosures and sun shades?

Answer: We have found that most Home Owners Associations have no problems with our products since they are completely removable and in most cases; roll up completely out of sight. In the event that your patio enclosures or sun shades can’t be hidden by your home’s natural architecture, we offer valances that will hide and protect the patio enclosures and sun shades.


Question: Our Fire Marshall would like a copy of the fire rating specifications of the patio enclosures and sun shades. How can I get a copy?

Answer: When you are talking to your sales representative, be sure to ask them for a copy of the fire rating specifications. We have them for every product that we install.


Question: Our local government has passed a smoking ban and now the only place that we can serve smokers is on our patio. Can your patio enclosures be used to create smoking space?

Answer: Yes we can. Sun Shades and patio enclosures can go a long way to create a comfortable and nice looking smoking space for your employees. Everything we manufacture is custom built for your building so that everything fits and looks perfect.

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Question: Who is EnclosureGuy and how long have you been in business?

Answer: Our incorporated name is Landmark Awning and Enclosures, LLC. We have been in business for over 26 years. The owner, Clint R. Oliveria, has more than 30 years of innovative design and building experience. Clint’s education comes from the highly selective Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. After graduating from Tabor, Clint went on to the Washington County Technical College in Calais, Maine where he studied Wooden Yacht design and construction.


Question: Is EnclosureGuy rated by the Better Business Bureau?

Answer:EnclosureGuy is incorporated as Landmark Awning and Enclosure, LLC. We have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since October of 2007 and we have an A+ rating with them. You can click right here for our complete BBB listing.

Question: How easy is it to install the patio enclosures and sun shades that you sell?

Answer: Everything EnclosureGuy sells is custom designed to fit in your space. Most installations are very simple and will only take a few minutes (see the video on the left for an example of our most common kind of installation). However larger more complicated installs may be best done by a professional. During the purchase process, this is something you can talk to your EnclosureGuy representative about.

About Us!

EnclosureGuy is American owned and operated, has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and has been selling the highest quality custom outdoor Patio Enclosures and Sun Shades for homes and businesses since 1983. Whether you are looking to block the sunlight, provide a windbreak, or looking to completely seal off your gazebo, pavilion, restaurant or bar patio, smoking porch, or other outdoor space while retaining your view of the outside world, EnclosureGuy has exactly what you are looking for.

Our Clients

Our clients include many different kinds of business from restaurants, wedding venues, concert venues, golf courses, and public and private clubs. If you’re looking for references to bolster your confidence in our ability to provide not only top quality products, but also top quality customer service, contact us and we’ll show you our extensive portfolio of satisfied home and business owners.

Our Patio Enclosures

Our products include several different kinds of Patio Enclosures and Sun Shades including clear view climate-control curtains, sun shades, and of course various accessories to help you secure and keep your Patio Enclosures and Sun Shades in top shape. Everything we sell is engineered to your exacting specifications, built from the highest quality of materials on the market today and uses very precise engineering methods. Our Patio Enclosures and Sun Shades are produced with such a high level of excellence that Homeowner Associations always give approval and building codes never say “no” to our product lines because they are invisible when stored, attractive when deployed, are fire resistant, don’t break down from the Sun’s radiation, and are mold-resistant.