man standing in doorway of his enclosed porchHaving an enclosed porch for your home can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to deal with the elements. Imagine a nice breeze on a chilly afternoon, you’re reading on the porch with your family, and the sun is shining through the windows. It can be a wonderful experience.

However, like any other outdoor feature that is constructed on your property, they come with their own set of challenges when it comes to protecting them from wear and tear. The elements, foot traffic, and everyday activity can all take a toll on your enclosed porch if proper precautions are not taken to protect it.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to increase the longevity of your enclosed porch, and to keep it looking great for a long time.

1. Clean Regularly

Dirt and debris can accumulate on your porch over time, leading to degradation in the form of scratches or discoloration from mold growth. Cleaning regularly will help keep it looking its best.

The most effective method for this is a pressure washer, but you can also use a mild cleaner and warm water to keep things looking fresh. Be sure to avoid any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning materials that could damage the surface of your enclosed porch.

2. Use Protective Furniture Covers

Especially for outdoor furniture, putting on protective covers when not in use will help keep it looking its best and free of dirt and debris. Without these covers, furniture can quickly become stained and worn from everyday use.

3. Provide Shade

If your porch is exposed to direct sunlight in any capacity, providing some shade can help protect furniture from sun damage, discoloration, and fading over time. You don’t want to have to replace your furniture every few years — skip the hassle, get some shade.

4. Seal Cracks and Holes in the Flooring or Walls

If there are any cracks or holes in the flooring or walls of your enclosed porch, make sure to seal them as soon as possible. This will help keep out unwanted elements like rain, dirt, and pests from entering.

5. Weatherproof Your Porch

If your enclosed porch is exposed to the elements in any capacity, you should invest in a weatherproofing solution such as a coat of sealant or protective coating for the walls and flooring. This will help protect against water damage from rain or snow and even help keep the porch more comfortable in extreme temperatures. 

These are just a few of the tips that can help you keep your enclosed porch protected from wear and tear over time.

Trust Yanover Construction for Your Next Porch Project

At Yanover Construction, we understand the importance of protecting porches of all types from deterioration. Our experienced team is committed to creating high-quality enclosed porches that will last for years to come. Schedule an appointment with us today to get started on your next enclosed porch project!