Deck Vs Patio – Which Outdoor Living Space is Right For You?
Thinking about adding an outdoor living space to your Westchester home? While this is a great decision that will add to the enjoyment and value of your home, the trick is deciding whether a custom deck or a patio would be right for you.
For some people the decision is easy and it is nothing more than a matter of personal preference. However, if you are still trying to make this important choice, there are some things to think about that might help you make the right choice.
Differences & Similarities
For starters, you may be wondering what the difference is. The terms deck and patio get user interchangeably, even though they are different structures.
A patio is an outdoor living structure that is placed directly on the ground while decks are usually at least partially raised above the ground. Either option can be connected to the home, although a patio is often unattached while a deck is almost always attached. Here are some other things that you should keep in mind:
Patio bases are often concrete slab but a homeowner may opt for something like pavers, tile or brick and may be constructed of a variety of materials. Decks are most commonly constructed of wood or vinyl.
Decks are usually a bigger upfront initial investment while patios are less of a financial investment. However, the ROI, or return on investment, is greater for a well-built deck. Of course there are a plethora of factors that can impact the cost such as size, material and location.
Neither a deck or patio are traditionally covered. They are usually open air structures but you have options for adding protection from the elements. For patios the common option is an umbrella and for decks many homeowners opt for an awning.
The other deciding factor for many people is how it will work into your existing or planned landscaping. Patios can be much more intrusive, unless you are planning your landscaping around this outdoor living space.
In order to make the right choice for your personal taste and lifestyle, it is a good idea to work with an industry professional to find out what you need to know.
Call in the Custom Decks Experts
Wise homeowners in the area know that the name to rely on is S&S Remodeling. We we take decks and patios seriously and it shows in the results that we deliver to our clients. If you are considering adding a custom deck or patio to your home, give us a call today.