A portico makes your home’s entrance look beautiful.

Halloween is fast approaching, and if your porch is in a state of disrepair it may be time to consider giving your home entrance an upgrade. The addition of a portico can give a grand (or spooky) impression that will make your home stand out from the rest of the neighbors on the block. Here are a few reasons you might want to consider installing a portico for your home.

Protection from the Elements

A portico is a covered entrance to your home supported by decorative columns. The columns themselves can feature a simple style or something ornate and fancy.  While a portico serves as a design element for your entire home, it also has a functional purpose as well. A portico protects visitors from the rain and other elements. Adding a covered entrance to your home not only makes for a significantly nicer trick or treating experience, but can help prevent wear on the entrance of your home due to exposed doors, hardware and trim.

An Excellent Staging Space

If you enjoy getting into the spirit of Halloween or any other holiday, a portico provides the perfect staging area for decorations. Whether it’s string lights, jack-o’-lanterns or fly banners, a portico gives you the space necessary to spook your visitors and make your home a fun destination for trick or treaters. Plus, a portico provides a wonderful place to socialize and catch up with visiting parents in your neighborhood.

Curb Appeal

Even if you aren’t interested in becoming the favorite trick or treating spot in the neighborhood, a portico still has practical benefits you may be interested in. It can be a dramatic transformation when a flat-faced home receives a new portico. A porch area for your front entryway adds a ton of curb appeal, and can translate directly into a higher selling point for your home later down the road. Realtors frequently mention the importance of a front entrance in their photo listings for potential buyers.

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