You’ve been there. Just as you are about to enter the home of a friend or neighbor and approach their front door, the sky decides to unload an amount of rain that is the envy of any car wash.
Well, folks, you can have your proverbial cake and eat it, too, with Archadeck of Columbus for front porch entrances and porticos.
A new client of this Columbus front porch builder added beautification, functionality, and protection to their home’s entrance with this stunning welcoming portico.
What was once flat and boring is now outstandingly handsome and stately. And boy oh boy, does it perform!
Front entry before Archadeck of Columbus began the new portico.
Be it extreme sun, rain or snow, guests to this classically designed home are now welcomed in style. Not only does this front porch structure protect the front door from the elements, saving it from fading over time, it also adds curb appeal to this majestic brick home – just what the doctor ordered, if you will.
After installing concrete footers down to the frost line with stand off brackets, the new portico posts were wrapped in Fypon wraps for aesthetics, longevity and long-term low maintenance.
The Fypon post wraps are fluted for further architectural detail in the new protective front door structure.
To compliment the beauty of the posts, the new structure was trimmed in Pauwlonia by this Columbus porch builder. Paulownia hard wood (also known as Royal/Empress Paulownia or Princess tree) has been officially deemed the aluminum of timber, as it is the lightest to strongest ratio wood species in the world. It is odorless, naturally resistant to fire, salt water, termites, decay, and rot. Furthermore, Pauwlonia is very light, fine-grained, and warp resistant. It is the fastest-growing hardwood. An excellent choice on all counts.
But the pinnacle of the experience when entering the home is to glance up upon entering. The richly colored and textured barreled tongue and groove ceiling is absolutely stunning – a true work of Archadeck art and craftsmanship.
Shingles were used at its roofline to blend with the design integrity of the home.
So what do the homeowners think? Here’s what:
“On the technical side, Archadeck was just outstanding and did a terrific job. What a beautiful portico. As you know they’re self-admitted perfectionists and double check everything, so it’s right the first time. We received many compliments from family, friends, and jealous neighbors. It was impressive to watch them tackle this project with such confidence. And they were a joy to work with from end to end.”
“On the customer service side, Archadeck is a standout. Archadeck is a 100% professional act, from sales to project managers to technicians. Correspondence and customer engagements were impeccable. We’re value shoppers, so we’re OK paying a little extra for this combination of great technical expertise and great customer service.”
Leave nothing to chance with your new outdoor building project. Get off on the right foot and start here.
The Archadeck of Columbus Team.