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Everything. Built. Better.

Who We are.

The foundation of our entire business philosophy at Armour Contracting is Everything Built Better, and that includes your residential porches. A porch is so much more than a place to hang your jacket and boots. A great-looking porch adds so much to the curb appeal of a home that it can make or break a sale. It’s true that the front door is somewhat the focal point of a house. But for some homes, it is the porch that is the centerpiece.

Is your porch ready for a makeover? Do you have an outdated porch or a tired porch that needs a face-lift? Before you start looking at options, you need to know what you’re looking for. You want to be sure you’re adding a porch that complements your home and style, and you don’t want to spend a fortune. Whether you need to replace a porch or create an entirely new one, it’s all a matter of planning.


What exactly is a porch?

For many homes, the porch is a place to relax and enjoy the view. It’s also the place to welcome guests and is the first place you see when you arrive home. If there’s one thing we can be certain of, a porch is the covered area outside the front of your home that can, on occasion, provide a place to sit and relax. Most people think of porches as being a traditional structure, like a porch swing or porch furniture. Although porches will have the same defining characteristics, they can have many variations and be much more than that.

Types of Porches.

Front Entry Porches: As the name implies, this type of porch is immediately adjacent to the front door, marking the home’s main entrance. This porch design is one of the most budget-friendly since not a lot of materials are needed to build it. It’s typically very simple, small, and will have a few steps leading to the house’s main door. Like any entryway, decorative elements can be placed around the area to give the home a more welcoming atmosphere. 

Open Porches: If there are no screens or any kind of barrier, the porch is called an open porch. It is, quite simply, a raised structure with a roof over it that’s built on top of a concrete slab or wooden deck with open support beams. An open porch can incorporate some of the most traditional and basic porch designs or have an elaborate extension — the choice is up to you. But a great-looking open porch, no matter how traditional and simple they are at first glance, can create a welcoming atmosphere in your home and significantly enhance its curb appeal.

Screened Porches: Screened in porch designs prevent insects, debris, and other undesirable objects from entering the porch or similar structure. Screened porches are a popular design feature in many Southern and tropical climates because they can be used for year-round outdoor living. The cost of a screened porch is generally a lot higher than the cost of a traditional porch, but the added benefits make it worth it.

Wrap-Around Porches: A wrap-around porch is a covered porch that wraps around an entire side of a home or a house. This type of porch allows for a great deal of interaction between the family inside and the family outside. Wrap-around porches are considered to be more energy-efficient than the more traditional front-to-back porches as they keep the weather and elements out. They also offer the opportunity to see outside without being seen, creating a serene, intimate space.

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Choosing A Design.

There are several types of porch designs.

They can range from traditional porches to porches with glass, or from porches with an open design to enclosed porches. The best porch design is one that matches your house’s style. You’ll want to consider both the design and functionality of your porch and match it with the rest of your home. You’ll have to make do with a simple design if you don’t have a lot of space to work with. But if you have a large yard or a lot of windows, you’ll want to give your porch a more elaborate design.

One thing to keep in mind is that your porch will be more visible to the outside than other parts of your home, so it’s important that you design it to match the rest of your home’s design. If you have a traditional house, you’ll want to keep the porch design in line with that. If you have a modern house, you’ll want to design your porch to be more contemporary. Remember: the type of porch that you want will have a big impact on the cost of the project.


Professional Construction.

Front porch construction cost  will all depend on your budget and your porch design. Porch construction can take anywhere from six to eight weeks to complete. There are several factors that can affect the final price of your project. Your location, the size and condition of your existing house, and the kind of porch that is being installed are all important factors that should be considered when pricing your new porch.

It goes without saying that the more complex the porch you have in mind is, the higher the labor costs will be. Adding a roof to a front porch or making a front porch that is enclosed will cost more than a slab with a simple porch design. Indeed, the cost of a porch with a slab foundation can go up if you add things like stone columns for instance.

Call the professionals at Armour Contracting for the best craftsmanship of your porch. We will complete the job quickly, efficiently, and ensure that everything complies with local building code requirements.

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Trust Armour.

We are confident in our abilities to meet and exceed your expectations. When it comes to providing the quality of service and product that you are looking for, we want to be your choice for your commercial and residential doors. From our consultation experts to our construction crews, Armour Contracting aims to provide the highest quality of craftsmanship in conjunction with the highest quality of customer care. We do not believe a job is complete until you are satisfied with our work, and we are not satisfied unless you are blown away by the results we provide. If you would like to start a new project, give us a phone call today to set up an appointment!

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