There are few things you can do to make your house seem more stately, regal and classy than to add a portico. Porticoes – or covered entrances to your front door – have been with us since at least ancient Greece, and they’ve maintained their aura of majesty ever since.
So, aside from the obvious aesthetic appeal, why should you be thinking about a portico? Let us count the ways.
A Portico Provides Protection From the Elements
A portico can help provide optimal protection for your guests, your front entryway and even your foyer. Doors, hardware and trim that are exposed to the weather eventually succumb to splintering, rotting, fading and more. Sun and rain damage can create the need to replace interior wood flooring in the entrance, doors and door frames, side lights and transoms. And, just think how your guests might feel waiting outside during a downpour.
Porticoes offer a solution to more living space, especially in modestly sized homes with a limited lot size. Builders of town homes or cluster style communities are even finding this space necessary to decompress the feeling of attached living structures, making areas such as this standard to each home. Covering the entrance can substantially reduce and even eliminate those headaches. It’s a convenient amenity to protect guests on those cold rainy nights as they wait for the door to be answered.
A Portico Makes for an Excellent Staging Space
The times when you don’t have occasion to decorate are likely few and far between. Between religious holidays and patriotic holidays and pseudo holidays like Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl, porticoes provide an excellent place to fly banners or put up decorations that will definitely stand out.
Matthews Construction & Design – Your Source for Incredible Porticoes
When you’re ready to add a portico to your DC or Montgomery County home, we are here to help.
At MATTHEW’S CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, we are committed to quality and service and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will guide you through the entire process, from tips and ideas for your project to the actual installation. With countless testimonials and a colorful portfolio of our work, you can trust Matthew’s Construction and Design to handle your product with the best care in the industry.
Contact us today for your free estimate, or give us a call at (202) 702.3553. For room design that inspires you to relax and play, and impresses you with remarkable style and quality, trust only the professionals.