Winter Enclosures & Vestibules

By New Haven Awning

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You can provide shelter to your customers while also expanding your outdoor spaces by simply adding a vestibule or enclosure to your existing building.

New Haven Awning can design and install custom vestibules and enclosures to fit any type of building front or exit area to provide protection for your customers and your employees. Our vestibules and patio enclosures are dependable and long-lasting, and far more affordable than other traditional construction options. In addition, New Haven Awning provides full design, manufacturing and installation to guarantee that your vestibule or patio enclosure will meet all local laws and requirements.

Some of the benefits of installing Vestibules or Enclosures:

  • • Reduce heating/cooling costs
  • • Keep your customers more comfortable
  • • Protect your business from the elements
  • • Expand your outdoor space

Restaurant Winter Enclosures

Restaurant winter enclosures have become an invaluable addition to the hospitality industry, allowing owners to extend their services and create a cozy, four season dining experience for their patrons. These enclosures will typically consist of transparent or semi-transparent walls, enabling customers to enjoy the beauty of the winter season without being exposed to mother natures elements. They also provide an inviting ambiance, with the soft glow of heaters or fireplaces combined with strategically placed lighting creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. In many ways, these enclosures have redefined the winter dining landscape, transforming what was once considered an off-season for outdoor dining into a year-round culinary experience.

One of the most remarkable aspects of restaurant winter enclosures is their adaptability. They come in various designs and sizes, allowing restaurants to customize their enclosures to suit their unique aesthetics and space constraints. Some enclosures are fully enclosed and temperature-controlled, while others offer a semi-open experience, providing patrons with an amazing balance between the outdoors and indoors. These versatile structures not only help restaurants maximize their seating capacity but also offer a safe and comfortable environment for diners, making them an integral feature in the evolving restaurant industry, especially during challenging times when outdoor dining options are in high demand. As they continue to gain popularity, restaurant winter enclosures promise to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of dining, creating memorable experiences for customers year-round.

Residential Patio Enclosures

Residential patio enclosures have emerged as a transformative solution for homeowners seeking to maximize the utility and comfort of their outdoor living spaces. These enclosures vary in design, ranging from retractable glass walls to fixed screens, providing a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. They offer a versatile setting that enables residents to enjoy their patios irrespective of the weather, shielding against rain, wind, or even excessive sunlight. Beyond weather protection, patio enclosures contribute to energy efficiency and create an additional living area within the home, effectively extending the square footage and increasing property value.

A significant advantage of residential patio enclosures lies in their adaptability to diverse architectural styles and preferences. Homeowners can choose from a wide array of designs, materials, and finishes that match their existing home aesthetics. This customization allows for a cohesive and visually appealing integration into the overall look of the property. Moreover, patio enclosures often provide features like insect screens, lighting, and climate control options, enhancing the usability and enjoyment of the space throughout the year. Whether utilized for relaxing, entertaining, or as an alfresco dining area, these enclosures offer a valuable extension of the indoor living space, inviting residents to fully appreciate and utilize their outdoor areas.


are transitional spaces often found at the entrance of buildings, serving as a buffer between the outdoors and the interior. These small, enclosed areas are designed to enhance energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss or gain, keeping the indoor environment comfortable and reducing energy consumption. Vestibules are commonly equipped with double doors, allowing one door to remain closed when the other is opened, further aiding in temperature regulation. They also provide a functional area for visitors to acclimate to the indoor climate, shake off rain or snow, and store coats and umbrellas, maintaining cleanliness and order within the building.

In addition to their practical benefits, vestibules are often designed with aesthetic considerations in mind, serving as a prelude to the overall design and atmosphere of the interior space. Architects and designers utilize vestibules to make a design statement, incorporating elements of the building’s style, materials, and colors to create a welcoming and visually appealing entry point. Furthermore, vestibules play a role in enhancing security, as they can act as a controlled entry point where visitors can be greeted or screened before entering the main premises, contributing to a safer environment for the building’s occupants. Overall, vestibules are a vital architectural component that balances functional efficiency, aesthetic appeal, and security in building design.