Its porch season in the Capital Region. And if you’re looking to repair or build a porch at your home, you’re in the right place. Bennett Contracting repairs, replaces, or builds brand new porches on all types of porches in Albany and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking for new porch ideas, here are 3 common porches we build for homeowners:
Portico or Front Entry Porches: For smaller budgets, a portico (or front entry porch) is perfect. A portico is a smaller front porch that typically covers the areas of your stairs leading up to the main entry way to the house. These can be a bit wider, to give you an area to add some chairs or plants. You get the benefits of shielding guests from the weather as they wait to be let in to the house as well as an area to sit outside.
Farmers Porch: A farmer’s porch (sometimes referred to as an open porch) is a style that is traditional to old New England homes. These open-air porches can wrap around the sides of your home, or just run along the front of your house. They can be spotted by the sturdy beams that support the porch. These porches are wildly popular as they create an additional area to live and enjoy the outdoors.
They also give your home a traditional look and feel. Another positive of farmers porch are is cover from rain, an area to have an “open air mud room”, and a beautiful area to sit and relax.
Screened in Porch: A screened in porch is self-explanatory. Picture a farmer’s porch but instead of the open-air factor, its screened in. You can still enjoy all the elements of the outdoors, while eliminating bugs and other insects from pestering you. Should you get a screened in porch or a traditional farmers porch? The decision is up to you.
Ready to get your new porch project started? Contact us online today to get your project started!