Retractable roofs and walls allow clubs to keep patios usable no matter the weather.
When it comes to increasing a club’s overall dining revenue, having a patio for outdoor dining is crucial. However, if a club has a patio that can be used year-round or during inclement weather, those numbers will continue to rise. Clubs that do not have beautiful weather year-round are now designing patios that once sat empty in the winter to be available during all four seasons. Installing retractable roofs and sliding walls is helping clubs keep their outdoor dining spaces in use throughout the year.
Retractable roofs are structures in which a part of the entire portion of the roof can be moved or retracted so that the interior of the facility is open to the outdoors. Retractable roofs are aesthetically pleasing and come in various design options and can retract either through sliding, lifting, rotating, or folding. Retractable roofs give clubs the flexibility to bring the outside in and provide members with an enjoyable open-air experience.
With a retractable roof, a patio space is usable regardless of the weather and with no lost revenue. Year-round outdoor dining also means year-round bookings for private parties and events. Even in the mildest climates, inclement weather conditions will arise. With a retractable roof, reservations, events, and weddings will no longer need to be canceled due to weather. There are several materials to choose from but a glass retractable roof provides a ‘wow’ factor that leaves members and other guests in awe, especially when combined with sliding walls.
A sliding wall combines the benefits of large windows with the functionality of patio doors. One of the main benefits of sliding walls is purely aesthetic, offering an almost entirely unobstructed view of a club’s outdoor space while connecting the outdoors and indoors almost seamlessly. As opposed to French patio doors or traditional sliding glass doors, sliding glass walls generally span an entire room, creating a truly “open” feel and allowing for maximum efficiency of entry and exit. Glass walls help create a feeling of spaciousness that is both modern and appealing, while also providing more natural light inside.
Designing a patio space that members can enjoy year-round will come at a cost. However, gaining extra dining space and increased revenue during the off-season and inclement weather definitely makes features such as retractable roofs and sliding walls smart investments.