The Benefits of Having a Portico

June 7th, 2018

So, you’ve finally planned out your dream home. You know precisely how you will revamp your kitchen, redo the basement, update the living room, and resuscitate your fiasco of a bathroom. You’ve even mapped out what you would like to do with your foyer.

Did you think about the front door, yet?

Now that you have put so much thought into the inside of your home, you may want to consider how you could improve the outside. Keep reading as we discuss the benefits of having a portico over your entryway.

1. Porticos Protect Your Inside Foyer
During a rainstorm, it’s never enjoyable when you pull up to your house and are forced to make a mad dash from the vehicle to the front door of your home. However, it is even less enjoyable when you end up tracking water and mud into the house with you.

One advantage of having a portico over your front door is that it prevents rain, sleet, and snow from getting into your home’s entrance. Because it shields against the elements, the outside space in front of the door will remain relatively dry. You would even be free to shake the water off your umbrella before coming inside, rather than having to do it after!

2. Porticos Protect the Outside of Your Home
Besides the carpeting in the foyer, a portico could protect the outside of your home as well.

You know how sunlight tends to cause fading and peeling in your hardwood floors and leather furniture? This is a result of the sun’s UV rays wearing down the material over time. The same thing will often happen to the front of your house and your porch as the years go by; except that unlike your leather furniture, your home’s exterior is totally exposed to the elements.

With a portico, you can keep your front door from fading or even warping from the sun’s light. The shade provided by the portico will help ensure a less-worn door entrance; in turn, this can save you money in repairs and upkeep years down the road.

3. Porticos Add to Your Home’s Value
A beautifully proportioned portico has the power to create a superb first impression of your home. Being one of the first things a potential buyer will see, the addition of a portico can do a lot to increase your home’s curb appeal, which can translate into added value.

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