There’s something great about having your own porch. Here in the South, a back porch is the ideal place to entertain during the warmer months. From brunches to barbecues, a porch is everyone’s favorite gathering place as soon as spring starts. But what if your home doesn’t have a porch? Not only are you missing out on the extra living space, but also a potential selling point if you are looking to put your home on the market down the road. Whether you are looking to make some changes to your home’s existing porch or looking for some new back porch ideas, let us fill you in on some great ways to enhance your space.

Install a porch roof. If your porch isn’t currently covered by the roof, you may want to look into extending those shingles. A roof, or partial roof, provide protection from the elements while still being in open air.

Put in screens. If your porch is already covered, consider investing in having it screened in. Not only will it allow you the flexibility to possibly utilize the space all year long, but your outdoor space will now also be insect-free.

Temperature regulating add-ons. Installing fans to help circulate that warm summer air will make your outdoor experience that much more comfortable. If you are looking to spend some time outside in the cooler months, a fireplace or fire pit may be a great investment.

Add some greenery. Install a pergola and plant some climbing vines to add a little green to your outdoor space. Large plants and shrubberies can also serve as barriers between you and the neighbors.

Making the investment to build a porch or enhance the one you currently have can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal. Stratton Exteriors can help you create the best looking porch for your home by analyzing its current architectural attributes and incorporating them into the add-on. Additionally, we work hard to ensure that we provide you with the best possible materials for the climate. If you have any questions about your home’s current porch or are looking at adding a new one on, give us a call. As always, we are happy to help.



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