The hardware for porch swings should be hung from ceiling beams or structural joists to ensure stability and safety. If your porch or patio’s ceiling lacks joists or you'd rather not pull out your power drill, you may want to opt for another type of motion seating. Rocking chairs or gliders offer a similar swaying rhythm but sit on solid ground.
If you do have the right architectural features and want the undeniable joy a porch swing provides, there are a few things to consider. Depending on your preferences, choose a place that gets the right amount of sun or shade. Then, do your research about correct installation methods—we recommend professional installation.