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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Porch

Last modified: 2017/09/11 | 3 mins

How much does it cost to build a brand new porch? Prices vary according to the size of the project, the materials and the complexity of the job. However, before starting any type of work, it is possible to get a general idea of the total cost:

Porch construction and installation prices

Several types of porches are available: wood, steel, wrought iron, PVC, mixed aluminum, etc.

Average price of a PVC porch

The least expensive option in terms of materials is PVC. Available in a wide variety of colours and shapes, a PVC porch is very quick and easy to install. It is possible to build a PVC porch for approximately $1100 to $1450 per square meter. For a 20 sq. meter porch, this means that it will cost between $22 000 and $29 000.

Average price of an aluminum porch

Aluminum porches are the most common form on the market due to their durability and their accessible price. Much like PVC, aluminum porches are quick and easy to install. For this type of material, prices vary between $1300 and $1600 per sq. meter. For a 20 sq. meter porch, you will pay between $29 000 and $36 000.

Average price of a wood porch

If you wish to invest in something that will look more like a home extension, wood is the way to go. Wood is the most effective material in terms of natural thermal insulation and soundproofing. Next, if you wish to extend the roof, wood is one of the only materials able to support the extra weight on its structure. Using low-end wood, you will pay approximately $1150 per sq. meter. However, for a high-end material which doesn’t require regular maintenance, the total cost will revolve around $2200 per sq. meter. For a 20 sq. meter porch, you will pay around $29 000 for a lower end product and $47 000 for a high-end wooden porch.

Average price of a steel or wrought iron porch

Still within the high end category, wrought iron or steel porches are especially luxurious and they add a lot of value to your house. Steel and wrought iron are also very resistant and able to support the extra weight of a roof, if you wish to extend your house’s roof on top of the porch. For this type of material, you will pay between $2900 and $3600 per sq. meter. This means that for a 20 sq. meter porch, you will pay between $58 000 and $72 500.

* All prices written in this article are subject to change

Summary table of enclosed porch prices

Type of enclosed porch Average price

PVC :

approximately $1100 to $1450/square meter

Véranda en aluminium :

approximately $1300 to $1600/square meter

Véranda en bois bas-de-gamme :

approximately $1150/square meter

Véranda en bois haut-de-gamme :

approximately $2200/square meter

Véranda en acier ou en fer forgé :

between $2900 and $3600/square meter

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