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What is porch area?
Last Updated: 12th February, 2020
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Regarding this, what is a porch in a house?
A porch is a covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a house or building in general. The structure is external to the walls of the building but it may be enclosed in certain types of frames including walls, columns or screens, extending from the main structure.
Secondly, what are the parts of a porch? Whether you are adding on or rehabbing an existing one, here are the front-porch components that every homeowner should know.
- Porch Roof. The overhead covering that protects the porch from the weather.
- Frieze Beam.
- Post or Column.
Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between a porch and a patio?
A "front porch" might extend across the front of the house, while a "back porch" might simply serve as a service entry. A patio is usually add directly to the rear of a home and often has a table and chairs for outdoor dining. A patio is ground level, while a deck is raised from the ground by at least a few inches.
What is the typical size of a porch?
One guideline for practical porch size is enough room for visitors or family members to share space safely with a door arcing 30 to 36 inches, resulting in a porch with an expected minimum depth of 6 feet. Adding furniture means adding space. A porch with furniture can aim for a minimum depth of 8 to 10 feet.