Use Our Directory Of Porch ComponentsPorches have a lot going on: porch anatomy are the porch components that you can see and even those that you don't.
We are referring to everything from the porch decking to porch ceilings - and more! Each component is either essential to the structure of your porch or as a decorative feature that expresses your style and creates curb appeal.
Selecting the right components can make for both a beautiful and functional front porch. Woodwork that reflects your architectural style also ensures authenticity.
Porch railings, balusters, porch columns, trims, porch steps, and porch lights. Wow! Let's sort through it all.
You don't have to know the specifics of porch construction unless you are either building a porch or hiring a contractor to do it. But it's a great idea to be knowledgeable so you can spot potential problems and ensure additions fit both the architectural style and structural integrity of your porch.
Building, Remodeling, or Repairing Your Porch?Whether you are building, remodeling or repairing your front porch or deck, it's important to understand your porch's anatomy. We've made it easy by addressing your porch's components so you can make decisions regarding your own porch.
From the Ground Up
Essential to having a well-built long lasting porch, we discuss posts, piers, and beams...
Porch Flooring Components
We address your porch's flooring components: the footings, joists, and bridging
Ledgers and Ledger Flashing
An essential component to a long lasting porch, secure and flash your ledger to ensure both longevity and safety...
Brick Flashing Made Easy
Easy to do once you know the process of attaching flashing to brick...
Porch Decking Options
Find the perfect porch floor material for your porch or deck: treated wood, concrete, interlocking deck tiles, etc., and more
Porch Step Options
Create curb appeal and increase functionality with the right porch stair design; see your options!
Porch Steps for Curb Appeal
Use your front porch steps to make a statement. We show you examples along with plenty of ideas...
Stair Hand Rails
Select the right design for both appeal and safety; you have more options than you think...
Porch Hand Rails
Building codes and options for outdoor hand rails
Discover your porch or deck skirting options along with a myriad of design patterns...
Vinyl Lattice Panels
Make your porch unique with custom vinyl panels that come in a myriad of styles and lots of colors....
From The Top Down
Choose Your Porch Roof Design
When building a porch roof, the design should fit the architecture of your home; learn more...
Different Types of Roofing Materials
Discover your options to ensure you install the right roof material over your porch....
Compare Roofing Materials
Use our handy comparison chart to help select the right roofing materials for your project.
Metal Porch Roof
Use our photo gallery of metal roofs to find one that's right for your porch...
Metal Roof Material
Let us help you select the right metal roof material for your porch or home; you have options...
Don't settle - find the right porch ceiling style in the right material....
Striking Porch Column Options
Use our porch column gallery and design options to select just the right columns for your porch...
Porch Railings and Kneewall Options
From railing photo galleries to design options, visit our porch railings section....
Detailed information about proper placement, controls and how to get the most from your lighting
Light Up Your Porch
Find just the right lighting combinations for strategic areas of your porch.
Use porch windows to enclosure your porch and make it "perfect"
Exterior Doors and More
Exterior Front Doors
Enjoy the beauty of an exquisite porch front door; don't settle for ordinary...
Add Windows for a Porch Enclosure
Easy to build a screen porch enclosure with porch windows....
Porch Electrical and Accessibility
Porch Electrical Systems
Learn about your porch's electrical system. Determine what options you have.
Wheel Chair Porch Lifts
Learn about accessible porch equipment to make your porch and home more accessible...
Wheel Chair Ramp Design
Discover what you need to know before you build or install a wheelchair ramp....
Making Electrical Modifications
Discover what is required if making electrical modifications to your porch like adding or replacing fixtures...
Add Porch Appeal
Exterior House Trim
Use running trim, spandrels, and brackets to create instant curb appeal
Instant curb appeal with handcrafted porch posts, balustrades, railings and exterior house trim
Select the right porch paint to enhance your home and save time and money later
Porch Floor Paint
Floor paint dries harder, adheres better, and meant to handle heavy traffic; see your options!
Haint Blue Porch Paint
For your porch ceilings - learn why and how to get the authentic formulas
We hope this information helps you understand porch anatomy a bit more.
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