Porches are usually located directly in front of the main front entrance to a house. Your porch can serve as an extra layer of defense against intruders. If you have a good quality uPVC or composite door fitted, few burglars will risk trying to get in.
Porches offer the same multi-point locks as your main front door, it would simply take too much time to break through two of them. To get more details you can contact ‘porch constructors’(also known as verandabouwers in the Dutch language).
A porch could also help to improve energy efficiency by preventing heat loss to the outside. If designed correctly, you should be able to enter your porch, close the door, and then open the door to the house, so the warm air indoors is retained.
The type of design you pick for your pergola should complement the tone and style of your house. An old-fashioned timber frame pergola will add a rustic and old-world finish to your bungalow or cottage.
Whatever you choose will reflect the personality of your family, your lifestyle and the character of your home. There are flat, gabled, curved and slanted roof styles. They can be fixed or retractable, made of corrugated metal, plastic or clear.