You’re probably familiar with a pergola, and almost certainly have sat in a screened-in porch. But have you ever encountered a louvered porch before?
The louvered porch is becoming an increasingly popular option for Kansas City homeowners looking to add some shade and flair to their patio or porch. It is a very similar setup to a pergola or awning, but gives you more control over whether you will open up the panels on the ceiling. The louvered porch can be set up in a freestanding area, or it can be attached to your house, giving you some options in terms of where you install it on your property. It works well with either decks or patios.
The benefits of porch louvers
Considering adding a louvered porch to your property? Here are a few of the most notable benefits for you to think about:
- Versatility: Louvered porches are great investments for people who live in areas that see a wide range of weather conditions throughout patio seasons. You can sit underneath while it’s raining and still stay dry by closing up the panels, and you can use those same panels to get some shade while outside on hot midsummer days. You can also open up the panels to let the sun shine down and soak in some vitamin D, and feel the warmth of the rays on your skin. You have total control with how you enjoy your patio or deck.
- Longer usage: Because you have such control over the level of protection from the elements you get from your louvered porch, this also extends the amount of time you can use your outdoor seating area each year. The spring and fall might become more tolerable if you’re able to give yourself some extra protection from falling rain and leaves—and who doesn’t want more outdoor time?
- Aesthetics: Louvered porches have a very appealing aesthetic. They’re designed to look very similar to pergolas, and you have all kinds of options with how you will decorate and finish them.
- Durability: Louvered porches are more durable than retractable awnings, and are built to be even stronger than wooden pergolas. This makes them a great long-term investment for your property, especially when you consider their aforementioned versatility. The only other option you’ll find that will exceed the durability of a louvered porch is an actual roof overhang, which would cost much more money to install while also removing that versatility.
- Airflow: Much like a pergola, a louvered porch still allows you to fully enjoy the airflow outdoors, even more than a screened-in porch would. You can still be outside while protecting yourself from some of the elements you’d rather not expose yourself to.
To learn more about some of the primary benefits of adding a louvered porch to your home in Kansas City, we encourage you to contact the team at MSE Hardscape Design and Installation today with any questions you have about the work we perform. We look forward to working with you.