A lot of people refer to decks and patios interchangeably. For the most part, this is understandable because the two home features are similar. However, they do differ, and their difference can help you determine what will be a better addition to your property.
How to Tell Them Apart
The easiest way to tell apart decks and patios is whether or not they are level with a home. Decks are typically elevated while patios are built directly on the ground. Commonly as well, decks are constructed by home improvement and roof replacement experts with vinyl or wood while patios feature a lot of stone–concrete, bricks, pavers and tiles are usually used to create foundations.
Should You Get a Deck or Patio?
To help you decide, there are a number of considerations you have to make, such as whether or not you want to incorporate landscaping into your project’s design. If so, you can’t go wrong with a patio, which you can surround with trees, shrubs and other foliage that can be used to not just make the space look more beautiful but to boost privacy as well. You also won’t have to worry about structural supports when you get a deck, making it potentially more affordable and quicker to construct.
If, on the other hand, you have stunning outdoor views and want a spot on which you can enjoy them, you should consider a deck. Built off the ground, decks offer wider views of the area surrounding your home.
It’s mostly going to depend on your personal preferences but you can always get in touch with a home improvement pro and expert roofer to help you decide which will be best for your home.
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