The front porch creates sharp, interesting shadows that are pleasing to our senses, and provides a space for everyone to relax.
Unless you have a porch fitted in your home it is difficult to fully appreciate just how useful the addition they can be.
Porches come in many different guises, and at OneCall Porches you’ll find exceptional craftsmanship skills, so you’re guaranteed to get a design that blends in beautifully with your home and meets your expectations. But why should you have one built in?
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The benefits of a porch
Porches are usually located directly in front of the main front entrance to a house. There are a few key reasons for adding a porch beside the aesthetics benefit.
The first is extra space – something we’re all very keen to find in our homes. Porches add useful hanging space for garments, or space to store shoes. If your gas or electricity meter is located near the door, a porch will enclose it and make it look tidy.
Your porch can also serve as an extra layer of defense against intruders. If you have a good quality uPVC or composite door fitted, few burglars will risk trying to get in. Porches provide the same multi-point locks as your main front door; it would simply take too much time to break through two of them.
A porch could also help improve your home’s energy efficiency by preventing heat loss to the outside. If designed correctly, you should be able to enter your porch, close the door, and then open the door to the house, so the warm air indoors is retained.
The right front porch design will soften the appearance of a building’s façade. It also creates sharp, interesting shadows that are pleasing to our senses, and provides a space to relax outdoors.
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This traditional architectural element has many functions, including keeping direct sunlight out of the house on hot days and providing cover while unlocking the door on rainy ones. But one of the most important things porches do is foster communal living.
In the days before climate control existed, porches were a must, especially in the South. The southern porch provides a space to catch a breeze and be sheltered from the sun during hot, sticky summers, and a porch swing is a staple in many old southern homes.
The upholstery on porch furniture today is thicker and cushier, making it just as comfortable as the living room furniture.
Grilling has become a serious hobby for many homeowners. Building a handy space around the grill has made it all the easier to prep meals on a porch. An outdoor kitchen complete with a sink means you can clean that platter that touched the raw meat without trips to and from inside the house.
OneCall Porches provides expert porch repair, restoration and construction services. Our experienced masons can quickly and efficiently isolate, repair and restore any damaged porch section to its original condition. We work in a wide variety of materials, including brick, concrete, wood, stone, and block. Contact us today and tell us about your project.