Advantages of Porches
Bringing a new porch to your home is one of those things that will bring a range of benefits to your property, perhaps some of them unexpected! In this article, we’ll run through some of them to ensure you know exactly what you’ll be able to bring to your home and how. Find out some of the advantages of adding a new porch to your home by having a read below:
Porches provide your home with additional security by having a second front door installed. It is possible to see visitors before letting them in giving extra peace of mind to your family and loved ones. This means that they’ll be able to offer you an extra barrier that can work to keep those would-be intruders at bay where they belong!
You can rest assured that all of the porch options that your installer of choice will be able to offer you will be fitted with high-security multipoint locking systems and premium grade windows and doors. Consequently, this means that all of the entrance points into your porch will be able to offer a consistent standard of quality across the whole frame. With this in place, you’ll be able to enjoy complete peace of mind.
Another advantage of a porch is the fact that you retain more heat thereby reducing heat loss and cutting down on energy bills. This is made possible through the combination of thermally efficient frames for the windows and doors, as well as high-performance weather seals that are integrated into the frame to ensure they don’t ruin the overall aesthetic of the porch.
These thermally efficient frames are designed to trap in pockets of warm air to ensure the warmth from your central heating stays in your property for a longer period of time. This means that your porch area will be able t both get warmer and stay warmer for a longer period of time. With this in mind, you’ll be able to rely less frequently on your heating to keep you at the optimum temperature.
Porches provide an excellent addition of space to your home which can be used for a variety of purposes such as hanging coats, storing shoes and other items of clothing. They are a great place to store muddy boots or wet clothes once you’ve come in from the rain. They are also a high-security place for your post to be stored, especially if you have a parcel letterbox installed.
Ultimately, you’ll be able to enjoy the freedom that comes with knowing you’ll have a range of options you can choose from when it comes to customising your porch. Also, you’ll want to keep in mind what style of porch you’re going to go for as this will lead to how you plan to use it. You may find that your porch is simply an aesthetic thing, or it may have more practical uses than that.
Adding a new porch to your house will add value and appreciation. This will also provide you will get a return on this investment in the long term. This is because a high-quality porch is a fantastic way for you to bring an increased sense of kerb appeal to your property. Also, if you ever come to a point when you feel like you want to sell, then you’re porch is sure to catch the eye of a potential buyer.
No Planning Permission
In England and Wales, so long as the porch structure does not cover an area more than 3 square metres and is less than 2 metres from any boundary with a highway (including footpaths) you should not need to apply for planning permission. With this in mind, you’ll be able to bring all of the benefits that porches have to offer without having to worry about a stressful or lengthy installation process!
If a porch is too expensive for you to build, then a very cost-effective alternative is to install an over door canopy instead, which can be supplied in a variety of styles and colours to complement your home. This is essentially an open canopy system that is perfect for protecting you from the rain or wind. This is available in a wide range of options to help you bring something personal to your home that is going to offer you the freedom to capture something that is going to suit both your home and your tastes.
Get in touch with your installer of choice to see what options they can offer you when it comes to porch prices. Keep in mind that the style, colour, size, shape, and any accessory options you opt for are going to play a role in how much you end up paying at the end!