Benefits of Installing a Portico

There is no debating here; installing a portico gives your home a whole new look enhancing style and boosting its resale value. But before we go into the details of why you should install a portico to your building, let’s find out what a portico is first.

What is a Portico

When you approach a building and find a small covered entrance supported by decorative columns and spaced at regular intervals, that is a portico. Many confuse porticos and porches, but they are a bit different even though they can serve similar purposes. Porches have outdoor living areas where you can include chairs and a table, but porticos don’t.

Porticos can also have a different number of columns. A one-column portico is called henostyle, two-column is known as distyle, three-column tri style, and a four-column portico is called a tetrastyle.

Porticos Beautify your Home

No matter how you look at it, a portico might be that single piece that your house is missing to be the neighborhood’s masterpiece. Porticos are aesthetically pleasing, and they offer your house a new look when you get it done.

When you look at it, you want something unique and not out of place, and a great portico can offer you just that. A great front entrance like a carefully constructed portico tells your visitors a lot about you. Generally, a portico will improve your home’s curb appeal.

Adds Value to Your Home

If you are conversant with dealings on real estate, you will agree that your house’s value rests to a large extent on how it looks. And reports have shown that houses with an enhanced home entry like a portico have increased value by 6 percent. That’s a lot considering that that is only the minimum value increase you can expect.

So, even if appealing to your visitors isn’t something you fancy, increasing the value of your home, whether you are selling anytime soon or not should make sense to you.

Protects You from the Elements

What do you do when you step just outside your home, and snow or rain starts immediately without having your umbrella on? You run back inside to get that done, right? Don’t forget you would be carrying dirt and mud into the house, and if done repeatedly, it won’t be long before you need floor repair due to wear and tear.

This issue and many more are what a portico will save you from. Not only is a portico a means of decorating your home, but it can also serve as a covering and protection for your family from the elements. Whether there is an increment in the weather and you need time to get the key before opening the door, a portico will be there to make sure you are not wet or carrying mud into the house.


The benefits of a portico cannot be overemphasized. You can also agree that its aesthetic and functional value make it a necessity in the house. It beautifies your home and helps you eradicate the need for extra house cleaning and repair. When you build a portico, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

Contact our team at K&B Home Remodelers today to get started on your portico installation project.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.