Engineering Express provides signed & sealed design plans for various types of screened enclosures, sun rooms, & open / enclosed patios attached to a main residence or freestanding.

Please review the checklist below & make sure you complete all necessary steps before submitting your sketch1,2.

Projects are submitted to us through our ExpressPass system by clicking here.

Before you order a custom patio enclosure project, be sure to check the pre-engineered Master Plan Sheets in our Online Plan Store which contain pre-certified, non site-specific plans for permit for a variety of manufacturers and configurations.  Click Here to visit those plans


Please submit a sketch1 showing all the information indicated below.

The following applies to Screened Enclosures, Sun Rooms, & Open / Enclosed Patios:

  • If applicable, show roof type, dimensions (depth, skin thickness, etc.), & product approval number
  • Show structure height
  • Show overall dimensions (length & width)
  • Show column/post spacing
  • Describe columns/posts & inserts if applicable, including dimensions, thickness, & material type
  • If applicable, describe host structure type
  • Describe foundation type


The following applies to Screened Enclosures, Sun Rooms & Enclosed Patios:
  • If applicable, show windows, doors, including locations, dimensions, & product approval number
  • If applicable, describe chair rail, including dimensions, thickness, material type, & height from ground
  • If applicable, show kick plate, including height


The following applies only to Open Patios:
  • Describe carry beam & inserts (if applicable), including dimensions, thickness, & material type



Click here to download the sample sketch shown below.
2  click here to download this template.

Also see our article on pergolas and patio roofs by clicking here

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