First let's be clear about the difference between porches and verandas, decks, or balconies. A porch is an area defined around by a low roof extending from your house wall and protecting the entrance (front or back) to the house. It can be open at the sides, or it can have any of a variety of decorative features including columns, windows, or lattice walls. Decks, balconies, and verandas are all cousins of the porch that extend your living space into the great outdoors, but where decks are an outdoor flooring, and balconies are an upstairs extension into the outdoor, only verandas can really be confused with a porch because they too may be build around an entrance to the home. When it comes down to it the difference between porches and verandas is often fine. If you want a covered extension to your house at ground floor level that isn't part of the entrance to your home then it's a veranda. If it happens to include the entrance then it's a tougher call. To be honest at Charlotte Deck Repair we don't really care what you want to call it – we'll build it for you, and we'll make it beautiful. A beautiful porch is a whole new face for your home, and as the entrance it is the face that your home presents to the world. So talk to us today about the designs, styles, and structures that you could be enjoying.
A porch can be an extension of your living area, or it can be a simple extension of the entrance, a covered area where you can shake off your wet coat and umbrella, or put them on before braving the elements. It can be a storage area for muddy shoes, boots, and dog leads, or simply a decorative extension of the door itself to give it a little style and grandeur. Whatever kind of simple porch you are looking for Charlotte Deck Repair can help you choose one that will suit your home and then make it happen for you.
The beauty of a screened-in porch is that it gives you an entertainment and living space all year round. A porch can be enclosed with lattice work or with side or front woodwork with windows to make it a real extension of your home that can enclose space for hammocks, sofas, or an entertaining and dining area.
Wrap Around Porches
A wrap around porch extends to two or more sides of the house and is really a statement about indoor/outdoor living that usually includes major entertainment areas and a solid decking floor to take the footfall that involves. A wrap around porch is a bold architectural statement too that will considerably add to your curbside appeal. Talk to Charlotte Deck Repair about how a wrap around porch could transform your home.
Shed Roofs, Gable Roofs, Pergolas
There are any number of roof styles for your porch, including shed roofs, gable roofs, or the simple but beautiful beam-only style of pergola roofs. Let Charlotte Deck Repair walk you through a catalog of the different styles available to you to put a new face on your home.