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Create an Inviting Entrance with a Veranda

Jul 18, 2016

 

 

You want your home to be as inviting as possible for your guests. One of the best ways to achieve this is by sprucing up your front entrance. Hardscaping, front door improvements, and new lighting will all make your entrance more inviting. Today, we’ll be focusing on building a veranda. Building a veranda above your front door creates a space that is not only inviting, but also offers protection from winter rain and harsh summer sun.

Design

When you set out to find the perfect design for your veranda, look first to your roof. You’ll want to match the slope and style of your veranda with the roof. This is also a good time to consider if your roof needs to be replaced. A properly shingled roof can last up to 50 years, but oftentimes damage from fallen tree limbs, animals, or other factors have reduced the lifespan of a roof. If your roof does need to be replaced, you can do that at the same time as having the veranda installed.

Lighting

Adding a veranda also gives you the option of installing new lighting to your front porch. Having good lighting around your front door is important in the winter months when the sun sets earlier in the day. Overhead lights can be installed to brighten up your entryway or you can add sconces to the outside to increase your curb appeal.

Protection

In addition to providing a lighted entrance at night, verandas also provide shelter from winter rain and the hot summer sun. When your veranda is being built, make sure gutters are correctly installed so rain properly runs off the roof and into a rain barrel or onto plants.

A veranda is a great way to draw attention to your house and accentuate its charm. Is your exterior siding ready for the extra attention? Call the experts at Peninsula Siding Company for a quote today! For more home tips and ideas, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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