A porch swing can provide a relaxing spot for family members and guests to enjoy the outdoor entertaining areas at your home. Proper installation of your porch swing ensures safe and comfortable use, whether it is suspended from the ceiling of your porch or a freestanding frame. Your contractor can help you select a spot for your swing that is structurally appropriate and allows enough clearance from nearby railings and walls for comfortable use.
New and Replacement Porch Swing Installations
While most porch swing installations are straightforward, hanging a swing in a new location may require more preparation than replacing an existing swing. Though installing a replacement may entail upgrading the hardware and chains used to suspend the swing, the job generally costs an average of $104 . Selecting and preparing a site or frame for a new porch swing installation may require additional time and costs about $137. Your contractor can evaluate your porch to determine if any framing modifications will be needed to support the swing.
Pricing Materials for the Job
Your contractor will use a variety of hardware pieces and rope or chain to suspend your porch swing, but may also use additional materials if installation requires upgrades to the framing of your porch ceiling or involves the construction of a support frame. If you intend to supply the hardware, lumber, and other materials for your installation, you can expect to pay about $127 for the job. If you prefer your contractor include materials in his pricing, the added preparation may bring project rates to $156.
Planning for Your Porch Swing Installation
Installing a porch swing is a simple project that can add instant comfort and appeal to your porch or deck. As you plan and budget for the job, consider whether assembly and finishing of your swing or support frame may add to the cost of the project, and how the condition of the site will affect the complexity of installation.