Decks Vs. Patios
Are you the type of people who envy your neighbors who are outside spending time on their porch, deck, or patio this summer? And are you someone who has a hard time making decisions like wether you should choose to build a deck or a patio and wonder where would I spend more time? Well if so then we are here for you! Dupont Construction and Remodeling are here to make your dream projects come true. So now is time for the decision what do you want!?
If your house is in dire need of some outdoor space, adding a deck or patio can increase your square foot without robbing your children of their college educations. Each option offered an area to gather with friends and family, grill out, and relax. The most common way to decide often relies on ones budget, space and needs. Starting with a patio. A patio is often times concrete or done using stone, tile, pavers or other materials to create the foundation. The first problem with this is most patios if not done in concrete, require constant maintenance to keep grass from growing between each piece, keeping them level, and replacing cracks, breaks or other problems. Another problem with choosing a patio is they have to be on ground level so if your home is built on a hill it will require additional work to make a level ground area. Today’s patios might feature accessories like built in fire pits, barbecues, seating areas, the list can go on and on to make them a perfect relaxation area. There are more accessories that can be added on to a patio but many of them can be added to a deck as well.
Why choose a deck over a patio for your outdoor living space? The list is endless. With building a deck today you have an option to choose between wood or vinyl for the material. One of the best things about choosing vinyl is the low maintenance the material provides. The low maintenance decks may be more expensive up front but over the years of owning your deck it can save you in the long run with time and money. Decks may be built off of the lower floor of a home, such as a living room or kitchen, or they might be added to an upper level room or even on a rooftop setting. With all of these options building a deck really allows you to choose exactly how and where you want your deck. Another great thing about decks is the endless list of options from enclosed decks, covered decks, multi level decks, how they can be built around hot tubs or pools, the options really are endless which makes decks much more popular than a patio. Finally decks can be customized with just about everything a patio can from built in seating, barbecues, shaded or screened-in to even adding value to your home. So the final question comes down to what does your family need for an outdoor area now and in the future. Don’t mater what you decide choose Dupont Construction and Remodeling to handle your dream project!