A front or back porch would make a great addition to any home. However, which type of porch is best suited for your home? An open front porch is the most popular choice among homeowners, but if you want a bit more privacy, an enclosed porch could be the better choice.
Multi-functional Recreational Space
Enclosed porches serve as a recreational space where you can unwind after a long day or where guests can catch up with one another during parties. You can also use it as a playroom for kids. Unlike an open porch, an enclosed porch has screen walls that can keep toddlers from wandering off.
Protection From Pests and Uncooperative Weather
The screen walls also keep out insects, making sure you can relax on your porch without having to deal with annoying pests. Plus, the enclosure protects you and your patio furniture from light to moderate rain.
Heat and cool air can be channelled into an enclosed porch in winter and summer, ensuring you get to enjoy a certain level of comfort even in extreme temperatures.
Key Considerations When Building an Enclosed Porch
What are the factors you need to consider when you’re having an enclosed porch built? Here’s a quick overview:
- Building codes and zoning laws – You’ll need to apply for a building permit before you can start the construction of your porch. Building codes and zoning laws tend to vary from area to area so it’s best to check with your local building authority, or consult general and residential roofing contractors.
- Space requirements – You need to make sure there will be plenty of yard space left after your porch is built.
- Curb appeal and resale value – A porch is a significant investment, which is why you need to maximize your ROIs. You can ask an experienced contractor about the features that can help boost your home’s property value.
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