As discussed in our main porch and deck section, what is the actual difference between a deck and a porch? The difference lies above ... the definition of a porch is a covered entry. So when looking to install a new porch or to replace an existing porch there are a couple of additional items to think about. For a no obligation consultation or estimate for your porch work, please call us today or use our simple request an estimate button at the top of this page.
Because your porch has a roof over it's head, there are a couple of other porch specific things to consider, mainly porch posts and supports. If you are going with a composite decking materials, you may also choose composite porch posts made of vinyl, aluminum or vinyl wraps that can go around existing pressure treated porch posts. Symmetry is an concern with porch aesthetics, as the stairway is not often centered, but for curb appeal you want your porch to balance well with your home. Porches are not often gathering or entertaining spots like a deck is, and are often much smaller. Unfortunately we do run into lots of porch repairs due to a lack of maintenance or leaks from the porch roof. As a general rule you should always replace your porch roof when replacing your main roof.
Because of the smaller size, porch installation and porch repairs can be much more affordable than many homeowners think. For a quick and free consultation or free estimate, call us today or use our easy and online request button at the top of the page.