If you’ve ever had the pleasure of dining on the patio at Athena, Benchmark, or La Fiesta in Chicago in the middle of winter, you have Viewpoint Systems to thank. Viewpoint Systems is the Midwest dealer of Roll-A-Cover®, a high-quality retractable enclosure system that allows business owners or homeowners to fully enclose outdoor patios and living spaces so they can be enjoyed year-round. That means you can dine and entertain outdoors even when the Polar Vortex has its grip on Chicago.
Since adding the Roll-A-Cover® products to its list of offerings in January 2016, the response has been outstanding for Viewpoint Systems.
“Almost every business owner who has installed an enclosure over the years tells us that they pay for themselves within a year,” says Andy Rees, director of sales and business development at Viewpoint Systems. “From the hospitality side of things, it’s a great product in this marketplace where restaurants and bars rarely utilize their outdoor space in the winter, not to mention it provides a dependable outdoor space for rainy spring and summer months. One of the biggest challenges for restaurants with outdoor dining is reseating the customers during a service when a storm rolls in. With the retractable enclosure system, they simply roll the system closed and the guests continue without interruption.”
Roll-A-Cover® enclosure systems easily open and close—manually or automated. Because of the aluminum and glass components, the system blends seamlessly with the existing conditions. Unlike a tent or temporary canopy, the product has a transparent roof and walls. When closed, it doesn’t feel dark or dreary.
Sounds amazing, right?
But the million-dollar questions is, who installs it? That’s what makes Viewpoint Systems a smart partner to work with. Viewpoint Systems is a division of Silver Leaf Construction & Renovation, a commercial and residential design-build firm. That means you can work with Silver Leaf on the design, site work and installation of a Roll-A-Cover® enclosure systems for either a residential or business project.
“We also offer maintenance and service packages available for new and existing clients,” Rees says.
Make no mistake: With the help of Silver Leaf Construction, Viewpoint Systems enclosures don’t look like an afterthought or sore-thumb addition. Instead, their design plans help these beautiful, glass-and-aluminum enclosures look and feel like they were part of the plan all along. The enclosures have various configurations, from freestanding to lean-to to skylight options, and they come in four standard colors—white, sandstone, clear or bronze. However, they can be customized to any color to match existing home or business styles.
Viewpoint Systems and Silver Leaf have completed eight projects in the Chicago area already.
“We currently have five projects in production, as well as another dozen in the early stages of design. Our anticipation is to have doubled the amount of Viewpoint Enclosures up and running by end of year.” says Jeff Pavlatos, president of Viewpoint Systems. “For the most part, the commercial and hospitality industry is showing the most interest so far to maximize outdoor space for year-round usage and create untapped revenue.”
For the residential market, there has been a healthy amount of interest, too.
“The four-season room industry is underserved in Chicago, and this provides a cost-effective alternative for adding that extra living space, covering a patio or enclosing an outdoor pool or hot tub,” Pavlatos adds.
Plus, the systems are retractable so when the weather is nice you can take advantage of that, too.
As Pavlatos says, “It’s the best of both worlds.”
To learn more about Viewpoint Systems, call 630-504-2099, or visit viewpointenclosures.com for more information and to see a portfolio of projects.