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Build A Porch.

Build A Porch

If you don’t believe us, here’s what US NEWS MAGAZINE had to say about it…

“Building an outdoor living space — such as a porch — might not seem like a particularly appealing proposition for many homeowners. But as the housing market continues its downward slope and the economy slumps in a recession, building a porch can be a smart way for property owners to maintain or even improve their home's value.

After all, it's less expensive than building an additional room but still enables homeowners to expand their living space. "It's safe to say that a porch is one of the more cost-effective things you can do," says Robert Markovich, home and yard editor for Consumer Reports.

"Porches are a high-return item."

Remodeling Magazine's "Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report for 2014" found that more than 85% of the cost of building a wooden porch could be recouped during resale.

"When most people build a deck, it adds pretty much dollar-for-dollar [value]," says Michael H. Evans, president of Evans Appraisal Service.

Comparing costs and benefits as it pertains to outdoor living situations, U.S. News & World Report consulted the manager of the western area of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Paul Mackie. He was kind enough to explain why building a porch is a pretty smart idea in today’s economic climate:

“In 2007 a person building a deck would recoup about 85% of the cost during resale. Today, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine, adding a deck will give you an average of about 87% return on your investment. That is phenomenal staying power and a testament as to the resale value of a deck addition over the life of a home.

Porches are no less different than a deck, only they are traditionally located on the front of the home as opposed to the rear. Many homeowners are electing to add porches and porticos to their home for many different reasons, not least of which is added living space. In fact, many consider their front porches an extension of their living room.

However, the return on your return investment is, of course, tied directly to the material used to construct the porch or deck. Decking material differs since some are better suited to the type of construction than others:

Wood Decking

Despite looking great, carries some addition cumulative costs in maintenance.

Composite Decking

Looks great since it contains wood but requires less maintenance.

Cellular PVC Decking

Lasts the longest and helps your porch look better over a longer period of time, adding to the resale value despite how long it’s been around with a minimum of maintenance costs.

Bottom Line: A great, cost-effective way of maintaining the resale value of your house is to construct a deck, porch, or portico. Contact us for ideas to help you construct your porch and add to the splendor of your home.

The material we carry covers a wide range, making sure we can offer the exact material you need to fulfil your remodeling dreams.