Portico F.A.Q.

Portico F.A.Q.

What is a Portico?

“A portico is a porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. This idea was widely used in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures” from Wikipedia.

What are the most popular styles of Porticos?

At Atlanta Curb Appeal, the most popular portico style we have been seeing this year is the Colonial Portico. Below are two examples of Colonial Style Porticos we have created in the past twelve months.

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JohnsCreekExterior2How much does a Portico cost?

A standard Portico will cost about $5K. Special custom details can increase the price.

What are some of the choices to be made when selecting a Portico?

Surprisingly there are a lot of decisions to be made. We can help guide the homeowner to a design that will best accentuate their curb appeal.

What are the benefits of a Portico?

Portico benefits include shelter from the rain and protection from direct sunlight to the entryway. Porticos also give an air of dignity and polish to your home’s exterior. Finally they increase the overall property value of the home.

Are there any limitations to installing a Portico?

No limitations, but enough space is required above the door so a gabled roof can be attached. Some homes have a low placed second floor window, which necessitates a flat roof instead of a gabled one.

Here is a list of options for a new Portico installation

Column shape

  • Square Solid
  • Square with Inlay
  • Round

Roofing Materials for Porticos

  • Matching Shingles
  • Metal
  • Copper
  • Aluminum

Column Length

  • Full length
  • Half Columns ending in Stone
  • 3/4 Columns ending in Stone

Column Quantity

  • 4 corners
  • 2 front corners
  • Double Column in Front

Roof Style

  • Pointed Gable
  • Flat with Small Rise
  • Triangle Gable
  • Curved
  • Pointed Gable with Interior Curve Design


  • Ground Level
  • Add on Porch with no sides
  • Add on Porch with 2 sides
  • Add on Porch with Sides and Gate

Interior Ceiling

  • Flat
  • Curved
  • Inlaid Wood Design


  • Single Hanging Fixture (very popular)
  • Wall Fixture
  • Uplighting on columns

Installing a new Portico onto your home can be a fantastic way to increase curb appeal. Atlanta Curb Appeal installs Porticos in East Cobb, Marietta, Alpharetta, John’s Creek and Towne Lake. Please check out our online reviews on our testimonials page on our website.

Thanks for reading

Atlanta Curb Appeal, 770-778-1172 http://www.atlantacurbappeal.com 



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