Decks / July 23, 2021
The warm weather and the comforts of home can all be found on your porch. These outdoor spaces are great in between the inside and outside of your home. If you have a porch and are looking into how to maintain and improve it, keep on reading to see what you need to know about porch maintenance.
A porch is a framed deck on the outside of your home. Porches can be open or screened in, depending on your tastes or needs. A porch allows you to enjoy that outdoor air without the heat of the sun, keeps you out of the weather and rain, and screened in porches will keep the bugs out too. If you are looking into building a porch for the first time, be sure to check with your local building inspections department to obtain a building permit, if needed.
To maintain your porch, it is important to keep it out of harm’s way when it comes to inclement weather and the rain. After a rainstorm, make sure there is no standing water, as this can lead to wood rot and moisture seepage or water stains. Just brush the water off once the storm is done.
Improvement for your porch can be projects such as creating a screened in porch or updating the existing amenities from new railing, posts, installing a porch swing, staining, or sealing the flooring, updating flooring, and more. There are many options, and you can complete projects depending on if an update is needed or it you want to create a new look.
There are many customizable options to a porch while updating. It is important to keep up with porch maintenance to keep it in good shape. Enjoy the outdoor spaces of your home with your porch. If you need help, reach out to local craftspeople to update your porch.
Handyman Connection is here to help with your porch maintenance project. Call, text, or contact us to schedule a free estimate.