What are the Benefits of Enclosed Porches?

Having a great back or front porch is a major improvement to any home. A porch allows you to spend more time outside with family, friends, and even by yourself! Adding to the function and comfort of your home with a porch is a great way to upgrade your home without changing anything inside. Enclosed porches are a popular choice for homeowners who want the outdoor experience of a porch without sacrificing the comfort that comes with being indoors. Check out all of these great benefits that come with an enclosed porch! 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Any Weather

The downside of a porch that’s not enclosed is that you can’t use the space when it’s raining, snowing, too hot, or too cold. That limits the number of days throughout the year you can be on the porch quite a bit! An enclosed porch solves that issue and turns it into space you can use regardless of the weather. Enclosed porches offer protection from rain and snow so you can be outside without getting wet. You can even route your HVAC system to the porch so you can continue to enjoy the porch during very cold or hot days. 

Protection from Bugs and Pests 

Being out in nature is great until you start to get bit by mosquitos or see other pests too close for comfort. An enclosed porch will protect against bugs without the need for citronella candles and bug spray. Spiders, bees, and other pests won’t be roaming freely as they would around a traditional porch either!

Additional Space 

Arguably the biggest benefit that comes with an enclosed porch is the added space. An enclosed porch really is an extension of your home that can be used for so many things! Rather you turn it into a playroom for young kids, a recreation space for teens, or an entertaining space for the adults – the possibilities are endless! An enclosed porch is a great solution to a home that feels cramped, but not so cramped that you want to move to a new home. How you use the space can change as your family continues to change so it always meets your needs at the time! Since enclosed porches feature real doors and windows, you don’t have to worry about pets or small children wandering off like you would with a normal porch. 

Resale Value 

Adding an enclosed porch will increase the resale value of your home. Rather you have plans to sell or not, it’s nice to know that your investment will be well worth it if your house ever goes on the market. Potential buyers will see the enclosed porch as beneficial for all the same reasons you did when it was originally installed. 

If you’d like to learn more about adding an enclosed porch to your home, contact Gehman Design Remodeling today! Our team can help to custom design, build, and install an enclosed porch for your home.