Top 4 Reasons to Add a Portico to Your Front Entrance in 2019

before and after addition

Porticos are everywhere…from the suburbs to the city, they can range from traditional to modern.  If the last time you thought of a portico was…well, never, then it’s time to show some love to this worthy construction contender.  The benefits of the portico are far reaching…so let’s get started with the top 4. 

Gable portico

Gable portico

  1. Porticos Add Value.  At brick&batten, we are committed to making curb appeal changes that actually return on your investment.  The portico does that and more. Good design correlates with more sales, regardless of what’s inside.  People will judge a book by its cover every time.  That’s why curb appeal is king when it comes to selling your home.  Curb appeal– the immediate visual impression that your home gives a visitor. Curb appeal is what makes someone do the equivalent of pick a book.  
  2. Porticos Protect the Home.  A portico shields the front door and porch from harmful UV rays that will wreak havoc on doors, hardwoods, and many other things in and outside the home.  This will save you money in the long term.  In addition, you’re less likely to track messy and damaging water and dirt into your house.  Again, keeping your interior in tip top shape.  
  3. Porticos protect you and your guests before entering.  While the rain is pouring down, the portico gives refuge and an opportunity to open the door with ease, extending your interior to the outside.  
  4. Porticos add style and sophistication to your home’s exterior.  This goes hand and hand with adding value, but they can really show your personality and showcase the architecture with style.  We have done modern pergolas, farmhouse, metal roof porticos, traditional gabled porticos…all kinds!  
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row home awning added

row home awning added

before and after modern pergola

before and after modern pergola

A portico creates a focal point to the front door and welcomes your guests.  It gives a backdrop for other design details such as lighting, trim, and flooring.  So whether you expect to sell your home quickly or simply want to enjoy it forever…the portico is a worthwhile investment!  We’d love to partner with you on a visual rendering of your home with a brick&batten portico.  Contact us today!