Relaxing new covered porch
The Owners had two project objectives: First, to refine the curb appeal of their home. Second, to make their outdoor living space more comfortable.
This home had a south facing deck as a front porch. It had served the owners well, but offered no shade in the afternoon. In the summer, afternoon sun make the deck unusable. A railing across the front formed a visual barrier to the street. The deck had aged. It’s wood needed updating. An earlier addition to the home had met the growing family’s need for living space. However, it presented a challenge when planning the porch roof.
The Inland Group transformed the home’s curb appeal and improved its useability. The old deck was replaced with a concrete stoop. A new roof was integrated into those of the existing home and its newer addition.
The entire porch addition is maintenance free. It features aluminum soffits, fascia and seamless gutters. Premium vinyl siding was installed on the gables. It coordinates with the existing siding. The columns are made of maintenance free Fypon exterior grade composite material. The new concrete stoop has concrete steps from the driveway. The new concrete porch will not require any maintenance for years to come.
Providing summer afternoon shade was a primary project objective. The roof and soffit width was designed with summer and winter sun angles in mind. Now the kitchen and dining room windows are shaded from the mid-afternoon summer sun. The winter sun, however, is able to stream in.
Mounting points for a future porch swing were hidden in the ceiling; a perfect place to spend spring, fall and summer afternoons.
Hardscaping, paver path and plantings by Sticks & Stones Hardscapes and Construction.