Your front porch is a distinctive feature of your home that can boost curb appeal. One of the main considerations with porch design is whether or not it should be enclosed. Here the porch and siding contractors at Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters share a look at some reasons why you should consider enclosing your porch.
You Can Use Your Porch At Any Time of the Year
If you’ve ever found yourself having to stay indoors because it’s too hot or cold to sit on the porch, you may have thought about how nice it would be to have an enclosed porch that can be used all year ’round. You can have vents extended from your home’s existing ductwork so your porch shares cooling and heating with the rest of the house.
It’s worth noting that introducing conditioned air into your enclosed porch will result in a noticeable increase in indoor heating and cooling requirements. Dampers installed on the AC vents that feed into the enclosed porch can help you control the amount of conditioned air that reaches the porch.
It Extends Your Living Space
Remodeling and window replacement contractors recommend covered porches for homeowners with limited indoor space. You can use it in the same way you would a patio and entertain guests if it gets too cramped indoors. You can also use it as a foyer where your guests can hang their hats and coats. It could even serve as a safe playroom for your children while you do household chores.
It Can Serve as a Staging Area
The COVID-19 pandemic has made staging areas a necessity. A staging area is a place where items such as mail, groceries and clothing are disinfected and sorted out before being brought into your home. This helps reduce the risk of infection while ensuring that your items aren’t accessible from the curb. A covered porch can work as a safe, comfortable waiting area where you can keep an eye out for deliveries as well.
If you’re looking for porch and gutter companies in the Chattanooga metro area, call Affordable Roofing, Siding and Gutters at (423) 584-5600. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.