A Front Porch to Match Your Home

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Front porches have always been one of those desirable features of a home. For relaxing, entertaining and sometimes as a functional space of extra square footage, many homebuyers are requesting and building porches these days. Some evidence points to a resurgence of the American porch. If you are considering building a deck, patio or covered porch onto your home, you may want to consider TruLog™ steel log siding as an aesthetically pleasing complement. This rustic, natural-looking siding comes in a variety of colors to fit your wishes. To learn more, please call our experienced staff at 970-646-4490.

Advantages of Adding a Front Porch to Your Home

Here are just a few of the reasons to consider adding a porch or buying a home that already has one:
  • Comfort and quality of life. There’s nothing quite like relaxing on your porch. A get-together with friends on Saturday night, coffee on a Sunday morning, a weeknight family meal – all of these things and others are immensely enjoyable when you have a sheltered outdoor space.
  • Aesthetics. These structures are not just a great place to relax, they can also enhance the curb appeal of your home. Porches can be designed in a wide range of styles.
  • Efficiency of space and energy. The overhang of a porch can be placed over windows, particularly west and south-facing windows, to keep your home cooler in the summer. Porches can also serve as a multi-purpose space for your family. Some people use them as playrooms, crafting areas, dining areas and even rooms for their pets.

Deciding How to Build a Front Porch for Your Home

The internet abounds with do-it-yourself guides for homeowners who want to build their own porches. While this is a viable option for some, it can be expensive and time-consuming. There’s also the risk of making a mistake that affects the foundation or the roof itself, which can become a significant problem. On the other hand, by hiring a contractor, you can have your porch professionally completed without a major expense of time. A porch can be attached to just about any type of home or dwelling. A family ranch looks resplendent with an expansive, wraparound design. And porches look just as natural on a much smaller home. Many people today live in urban city centers. If you have a relatively small home, a porch can be a great way to extend the space. A sheltered, private outdoor retreat can be used for dining, reading, relaxing and many other activities otherwise taking place inside. A home sided with TruLog™ steel log siding is another great option for integrating with a front porch. TruLog™ has the natural contours and look of real logs, but without the fuss of routine maintenance. This steel log siding provides an opportunity to create a rustic-looking home, which is well-complemented by the charm of a porch, patio or deck. To find out how much it will cost to side your project with TruLog™, please call our experienced team at 970-646-4490. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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