A new front porch for an existing ranch house aims to do a number of things to improve the home’s performance. Despite replacing the original west-facing picture window on the front facade with a higher performing window, heat gain continues to be a problem. Because the sun angle is so low in the evenings, it can be hard to shade west and east-facing windows with typical roof overhangs. The new porch aims to create deep shade that will significantly reduce cooling load in the summer. At the same time, the new porch roof creates a south-facing surface to host a solar array. Lastly, the porch is configured in such a way to enable a screened-in outdoor living / dining space and create visual interest from the street.
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"The folks at Monarch were very friendly and a joy to work with on our house plans. They are a talented group, and were able to turn our hodgepodge of ideas into something truly special. We would recommend them to anyone who wants to get creative, and build something unique."
"Monarch Architecture was extremely easy to work with and did a fantastic job designing our screened in porch. They listened to our ideas and kept with the architectural style of our historic home. We highly recommend Adrienne and her team."
"Adrienne and her team were able to take our Big Farm Goals and turn them into actions, with a visual representation of what it would look like if we followed through with our plans. To be able to see it on paper made our goals seem so much more attainable and organized! Adrienne was also able to guide us through talking with engineers and the county to make sure all of our goals fell in line with business and agriculture codes, which was very helpful!"