Please enter a search term to begin your search.

Search

2013 CoTY Award Winner!
  • Join our Newsletter!
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Call us today: (704) 544-0367

Front Door with Overhang



After

Front doors without overhangs are not only architecturally bland, they also can create real structural issues. Constant exposure to sun, wind and rain as well as water entry over the years can result in costly future repairs. Insects, particularly termites and carpenter ants, are attracted to the moisture that results from water entry and can cause extensive hidden damage. Problems like these turn up frequently on Residential Inspection Repair Reports and must be repaired before a house can be sold.

Palmer's Project Goals and Challenges

  • Transform a boring entrance into one that added character and charm to this family's home.
  • Correct hidden damage caused by insect infestation and replace rotted wood caused by exposure to the elements.

Solutions

  • Created a striking overhang that adds beauty and provides protection for this front entry.
  • Replaced existing narrow columns with more substantial versions that added weight and substance to the home's entry.
  • A combination of an overhang, proper flashing and adequate caulking will prevent future water entry and its resulting rot and insect damage.
  • Advice for homeowners: When you notice a problem, take immediate action before repairing the damage becomes costly. Take advantage of our Seasonal Home Inspection for added assurance.

Our Latest Success Stories

Interior Wall Removal to Open a Home

This client found a resale home at a price she liked in a neighborhood she loved, but the main level was too boxy. Before she made a decision to pass on purchasing the home, she called us in to examine the house and offer our recommendations.

Hidden Treasure – Remodeling to Create A New Mud Room

This busy family of six needed practical, organized storage space that would function as a drop zone for the kids and get essentials like backpacks, boots and coats out of the way for their frustrated parents.

Portico Renovation

This family had a beautiful front portico that set the tone for their classically styled residence. Unfortunately, the original home builder had used a product to create the curved railing that topped the front porch portico that wasn't holding up.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn