Saturday, July 24, 2010
A Tin Porch Roof
Across the countryside, more and more homes and barns are being roofed with corrugated tin. There are marked benefits to a tin roof: it comes in many different colors, it is very low-maintenance and does not need to be replaced as often as shingles. On a rainy day, the sound of the raindrops on the tin roof can be very soothing and relaxing. This is especially the case when sitting on a covered porch during a nice rainstorm.
Porches are used for many different purposes, most of which involve entertainment. Some are designed to be used year-round and may feature screened windows that can be closed during colder weather. If the climate gets very cold, a fireplace or woodburning stove may provide additional heat during the winter. During the summer, ceiling fans can provide some air movement to help cool the summertime heat. In these three- or four-season porches, indoor or outdoor furniture can be utilized for seating and storage spaces. Barnwood tables and stands are a rustic and durable choice for porch furniture. If you are an avid reader and choose to do a lot of reading on your porch, you will certainly want to incorporate some bookshelves into your décor as well.
Another popular use for porches is as a dining space. If you are considering serving food to guests on a regular basis, or if you want your family to eat on the porch, you will need to set your space up with a dining table and chairs. Also consider the need for surfaces that will be utilized as serving space, displays, and/or storage.
No matter what activities you conduct on your porch, consider covering it with a nice tin roof. It is low-maintenance and can be matched with the rest of your home’s siding and trim. Best of all, it is the best seat in the house during spring and summer rainstorms, when the sound of the raindrops can lull you into a complete state of relaxation.