It’s one of the best perks of owning a home. Being able to host BBQ parties in your home’s backyard throughout the summer for your friends and family. Another great perk is being able to choose exactly how and when you will be upgrading your backyard property with the external attachments that you desire. Take your backyard entertainment to the next level this year with a brand new deck or patio for your guests to enjoy. Since the decision is pretty difficult and we want you to be able to make the best choice for your home and budget, we have put together a quick glance guide that will help you go over the pros and cons of building a deck versus a patio for your backyard. Let us know in the comments which direction you decided to go or any experiences you have had while installing either a deck or a patio on your home. We can’t wait to hear from you.
Pros Of A Patio
A patio is a quick and relatively easy option for someone looking to upgrade their backyard. They are typically much cheaper and faster to install and can allow you to quickly go from project start to party mode within as little as a month. Here are some quick pros of a patio:
- Cheaper per square foot
- Longer lasting
- Less maintenance
- Better privacy (lower to the ground)
Pros Of A Deck
Decks have a classic look and can really add some character and entertainment value to your home. Decks are highly customizable and can be made into just about any shape or layout that you’d like in order to fit your party style and storage needs. Here are some other pros for going with a deck:
- More customization options
- Increases home resale value by higher percentage
- Improved view of surrounding landscape (more for rural homes)
- Better for being installed on uneven or rocky ground
- More hospitable in warmer weather and climates in general
Cons Of A Patio
Patios offer a lot of perks, but they aren’t all upside. Here are a few of the cons that we would have you consider.
- Concrete can crack, leaving unsightly areas and are expensive to fix
- Patios stain more easily and absorb stains making for harder cleaning
- Slip and fall hazard during winter and wet months
- Harder to install in certain yards like uneven terrain
Cons Of A Deck
A good deck is an absolute blast for guests and hosts alike. It can be customized to fit your unique style and can help you to earn a healthy little return when selling your home, but they definitely have some cons too.
- Considerably more expensive
- May require cutting through a lot of red tape with your local government and even your HOA
- Require more regular maintenance and upkeep
- Shorter overall lifespan
Deciding whether a deck or a patio is the right move for you and your home is difficult, but we hope that today’s article will help get you started. We want to make sure that every homeowner is prepared for the task ahead with the best news and information and quality products available. Shop our store online here or contact us to learn more about what FAMCO has to offer when it comes to high quality HVAC supplies and ventilation accessories.