A few times a day we’ll get a call that goes something like this :

Customer: “Hey there I’d like to get a lanai built”. Us: “Awesome that sounds like something we do, but just to clarify, you’re looking for a solid roof lanai?”

Customer: “Yes that’s it” Us: “Ok we call those screen rooms and we build them all the time.  What size are interested in?”

Customer: “the size ummm just an average size screen room” So lets see what exactly average size.  We did some research on the last 50 screen rooms that we built, and found that the average size was around 270 sqft (footprint).  Of course there is more than one way to get to the 270 square foot such as a 10 x 27 or a 15 x 18, both of which have slightly different prices.  We decided to factor some ‘practicability’ into the equation of an average size screen room.  In most cases a 10′ projection is a bit too narrow for a patio table, and a 15′ project is a bit too much and doesn’t allow for good organization of the patio area.  So we rounded to a 12′ x 24.  That gives enough walk around room and some space to allow for doors to to open and close.  That is the size we start with when someone requests and average screen room.

How Much Does The Average 12′ x 24′ Screen Room Cost?

Great question.  Here’s the deal this price is based on the permit/siteplan requirements and structural engineering for your windzone, so there is no exact price (disclaimer: this pricing is based on today’s current pricing for a structure in un-incorporated lee county within 10 miles of our main facility.  No guarantee of price is made.  Please rely on your specific estimate).  Generally speaking this size of screen room would be in the $8500 – $10,000 range, excluding concrete.  With foundation work you could expect another $3,000 – 5,000.

Here’s What A 12′ x 24′ Looks Like:

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Corey Philip

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Corey began working on screen enclosures as a teenager in 2004 after hurricane Charley devastated his home town of Punta Gorda. 7 years later, after holding positions from foreman, to sales, to project manager, while attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University, Corey and childhood friend Thomas Davis founded Gulf Coast Aluminum in 2011. With a focus on delivering an unparrelled level of service, the company has grown by leaps and bounds under their leadership. Today you’ll find Corey answering the phones In his free time Corey likes training for triathlons, running the trails at Ding Darling park on Sanibel Island, and of course, working on growing Gulf Coast Aluminum.