A covered entry to a home makes sense. Believe me, on a cold rainy day when I cannot find my keys, my covered entry is worth its weight in gold. Shelter is not the only reason to love a covered entry. In addition to protecting whoever is standing in front of the door, a roof above also protects the entry itself. Even if those two great features were not important, a covered entry announces the front door, accentuates a side entry, and in general, improves the curb appeal of any home.
The size of a covered entry is not as important as its proportions as they relate to the rest of the house. Details must be complimentary and consistent with those of the home. The appropriate cover, (or porch), above an entry can be a shed roof with a couple of brackets, other times a two-story entry porch is the right answer for a home or simply a recess protecting the door.
In the end, homeowners will always enjoy shelter from the storm.
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