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What Is The Difference Between A Porch And A Deck? What You Should Know

By July 15, 2021July 13th, 2022Log Home Design

The terms “porch” and “deck” are sometimes used to mean the same thing – but actually, porches and decks are quite different. What’s the difference? Great question. Find out now in this blog from Gastineau Log Homes.

Porches Have A Roof – And Decks Don’t!

So, how are log home porches and log home decks different? That’s easy! Porches have a roof, and decks don’t. Beyond that, they’re pretty much the same, but this is still an important distinction to keep in mind when building a log home.

 The Benefits Of A Log Home Porch

Wondering why you should get a covered log home porch instead of an uncovered log home deck? There are a few reasons that Gastineau Log Homes usually recommends porches.

First, it helps protect your home. A large, roofed porch helps protect your cabin’s walls from sun, rain, or snow, and helps reduce the maintenance required for your exterior walls, particularly the south and west walls.

Porches are also very versatile. You can turn a roofed porch into an outdoor kitchen or grilling space, or even add screens for a screened-in porch, or openable windows for a sunroom. The possibilities for your outdoor living space are endless.

How Much Does A Log Home Porch Cost?

This depends on the design of your porch. Materials alone usually cost about $9 per square foot. Beyond that, you’ll also need to pay for labor, and additional supplies and materials may be needed to build support posts and pour concrete to support the porch. However, log home porches add a lot of value to your home, so they’re definitely worth the investment.

Got Questions? Contact Gastineau Log Homes

Ready to build a log home with a beautiful porch or deck? Contact Gastineau Log Homes today. We’re the largest manufacturer of oak log homes in the world, and are always standing by to help you build your dream home or cabin.