Like decks, porches are an extension to ones home or apartment. Traditionally, especially in the case of multi unit apartment buildings, porches have served as nothing more than a required means of egress. However with the revitalization our urban landscape has enjoyed the past couple of decades especially with the proliferation of condominiums, "it ain’t your grandfather’s" porch anymore. Today’s savvy market knows a porch may still be a required exit but its deck is also a chance to enjoy the outdoors.
With recent changes to the Chicago Building Ordinance, existing porches have come under severe scrutiny, rendering nearly every porch built prior to 2004 suspect. Unfortunately the ensuing confusion has spawned an army of porch “experts” ready to take advantage of anxious property owners and managers unsure of whom to turn to.
If you’ve been cited for a violation, ready to replace that old porch or just want to put your mind at ease give us a call. Whether you're contemplating an all pressure treated wood porch, steel or our unique hybrid using steel framing and stairs with wood decks and railings we can help. We will use our 25 years of experience, in house architect staff and trained crews to bring our innovative one stop shop solution to your project without the hyperbole and inflated costs.