Do you build front porches?
Absolutely! We can design and build your front porch, wrap-around porch and portico.
What's the difference between a front porch and a portico?
Front Porches and porticos can dramatically improve the curb appeal of your home. An expansive front porch adds more livable space for entertaining and relaxation. Porticos are covered entrances for the front door that help accentuate the entry area.
Both provide optimal protection for your guests, front entry, and even your foyer. Doors, hardware and trim that are exposed to the weather eventually succumb to splintering, rotting, fading and more. Hard rain can even seep in through the threshold, ruining hardwood floors. And just think how your guests might feel waiting outside during a downpour. Sarasota Deck Company will help you generate design options that will complement the architecture of your home. A new front porch or portico from Sarasota Deck Builders will help save your entry from costly repair or replacement while adding real value to your home!
What other types of porches do you offer? We design and build everything from simple, open porches to screened-in and year-round porches.
What kind of porch styles are available?
There are a variety of roof styles to choose from including shed, gabled, hip (a combination of shed and gabled), and more. Roof styles are generally dictated by your home’s style. Each offers a very different look. The shingles, gutters, and siding will match your home to ensure one cohesive look and to beautifully complement your home’s exterior. Porches by Sarasota Deck Builders will look as though they were built with the house. There are also several different looks that a porch can take from having open, exposed cedar beam ceilings, to a more finished look of painted bead board. Ceiling details including open and vaulted, or traditional flat ceilings. Each have their own look and feel for different home styles.
How about design options for the porch?
Sarasota Deck Builders custom designs and builds all porches, always asking our customers to share their desires about specific features. These might include: simple deck rails (screens to extend to floor), pediment rails, knee walls (walls extending about 3′ up from floor), etc. We can install skylights, arches in openings, shelves, electrical wiring and switches, ceiling fans, etc. We also have practical solutions for heat and AC. And lighting is always an important consideration in creating a wonderful ambiance in the evening.
Are your screens removable?
Yes. They have aluminum frames which will match your home. If you choose windows, we can install storm windows that will allow you to use the porch almost year-round. We have a windowed porch that offers floor-to-ceiling glass, using tempered glass where necessary to ensure safety. This offers maximum light and enjoyment of your outdoor landscaping or views. We also install many different types of doors. We like Larson storm type doors because of their heft and quality. We also install traditional screen doors.