More and more people are beginning to enjoy their outdoor property these days, especially when the weather is nice, but what about when it’s not so perfect outside? What happens when the rain is coming down, or the sun is blazing on a midsummer day? Sometimes the mosquitoes are so thick in the dusk that you can’t even see through them.
For these occasions, a built-in screen porch is just what you need. Not only can they provide shelter from the wind, rain, heat, and cold, but they also offer privacy and solitude when you are looking to escape the indoors but not actually leave your property. The building experts at Childress Construction provide clients with quality porch services of all kinds.
Are Porches and Patios the Same Thing?
This question gets asked quite a bit from property owners looking to have their first basic or custom porch building installed at their home. In fact, many people use these terms interchangeably. However, one glaring distinction makes them very different; porches are covered and always attached to the residence while patios are paved open spaces.
Where Is the Best Location for a Porch?
As mentioned in the previous section, porches are attached to a home and act as a protective area for one of the entrances. Although this is usually in the front, it is not uncommon to see them in the back. Some people have one for both the front and rear of their home. When it comes to choosing which location to settle on, consider your preferences, and intended use.
If you like to sit in the backyard and sip coffee while listening to the birds’ chirp in the morning, the back of the house would probably be the best place. For those who like a little privacy, this is also the ideal spot. However, if you like to kick back and watch the cars go up and down the street and say hi to the neighbors as they pass, then obviously, the front would be better.
For any outdoor structural design, build, or installation in or around Midlothian, Childress Construction are the experts to call in. From porch services to gazebos and pergolas, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality custom carpentry, as well as materials when we handle your work. Visit our contact page or give us a call to find out more.