What to Consider When Converting Your Deck to a Porch

Decks are great additions to your home. They provide one of the best places to grill and entertain family and friends. However, decks have limitations. For one, you can only enjoy your deck if the weather is permitting. If it rains, snows, or sleets, you are confined indoors. On the other hand, a porch can be used for the same purposes as a deck, and more.

Before you decide on converting your deck into a porch, there are a few things you should consider.

What type of Porch Is Best for Your Home?

When it comes to converting your deck into a porch, it’s not simply a matter of closing your deck. There are many types of porches you can convert your deck into so it’s important to consider all of your options. For instance, a screened porch is a nice option; however, you’ll still be limited in the winter months due to frigid temperatures. Maybe you should consider a porch with a glass enclosure to ensure you reap the benefits of having a porch year-round.

Can Your Foundation Support the Weight of a Porch?

The foundation of a deck is different from the foundation of a porch. For one, the foundation of a porch will require more work and materials because more weight will be situated on it. The best way to ensure your conversion meets code regulations is to have your conversion professionally installed.

Our team at C and T Siding specializes in porches. We can ensure that your conversion from deck to porch meets industry standards and seamlessly attaches to your home.

Should You Expand Your Porch?

Another important consideration to make when it comes to converting your deck to a porch is expanding. Do you want a larger porch? In many cases, the answer is yes. A porch is different from a deck in that people often spend more time on porches. As such, you want your porch to be large enough to accommodate family and friends when they visit you.

Expanding and converting your deck to a porch requires skilled labor. Fortunately, our team at C and T Siding can make this simple home improvement project hassle-free.

If you are considering converting your deck into a porch, we are happy to help. Give us a call so that we can make the conversion for you. With our team on the job, you’ll be able to enjoy your porch in no time.

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