What Are The Benefits Of Having A Porch?

A common feature of most modern homes is a well-suited porch. If chosen correctly, not only can a porch compliment your home’s exterior and improve it’s style, but it also offers practicalities that can come in handy for homeowners. So let’s take a look at what are the benefits of having a porch added to your home.


Increased natural light

A porch is usually made of three exterior walls that attach on to a house, of which they are often made up of panels of glass. The transparent glass allows copious amount of natural light in, creating a lovely, warm welcome to your guests and lighting your home up!

Improved home security

A porch acts as an extra barrier, protecting your home from any unwanted visitors. If a burglar does attempt to break into your property, they will have to successfully break through two entrances, rather than one, which may be enough to put them off even trying.

Improved aesthetics

A well-built porch can no doubt improve the aesthetics of your property, enhancing kerbside appeal with a stylish entrance to your home. It becomes the main focal point from the outside and could even add value to your property, if and when the time comes that you decide to move on.

Cleaner and better organised home

A porch doesn’t have to be an empty space that only serves a purpose from the outside appearance. It is an ideal place to keep your shoes and coats, and might even encourage others to take their shoes off before entering the home if there is an actual place to keep them. So overall it can help keep your home better organised, avoiding mess and clutter from entering the home.

Keeps you drier

This may sound a bit of an odd suggestion, but some porches can be designed with an overhanging roof above the door. Therefore, should you get caught in a downpour, you can run to your front porch for shelter whilst fumbling around trying to find your keys, rather than getting soaked on your own front door step!

G&L Windows

G&L Windows takes pride in helping homeowners create their dream home with various improvements, including porches in many styles and finishes. We can help assist throughout all stages of your porch creation, including the initial design, arranging planning permission if necessary, through to the final installation. Simply call us today for more information.