Patios and decks. They are a great American tradition. Who doesn’t love spending time with friends and family on your very own patio or deck. It not only provides you with a great outdoor living space for fun and relaxation, but also boosts your home’s overall value and curb appeal. If you are thinking about having one or the other built for your home, you may be a little confused about which is best for your home. So, in today’s post, professional deck and siding contractor, Pechacek’s General Contracting give you a brief rundown about the difference between the two.
What’s the Difference?
We’ve already established that patios and decks are a great home addition and a solid investment, but what exactly is the difference? Well, to start, patios can either be attached or detached from your house. They are often designed with landscaping in mind and are built using a variety of materials including, but not limited to, concrete, stone, tile or brick.
Decks, on the other hand, are often attached to the main building and are primarily made of wood, composite wood material or vinyl. New decks are often elevated and are built with the view in mind.
Both are outdoor living spaces that define specific activity areas in your home. Either can accommodate a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen. A cover or pergola can also be built to offer a bit of shade and privacy.
You Can’t Go Wrong With Either
No matter which way you decide to go, you really can’t go wrong with either one. The best way to go about it is to think about what kind of activities you would like to do in this space. Have a good talk with your contractor and give them a good understanding of how you would like to utilize your outdoor area.
Whether you are in need of a simple gutter repair or would like to build an amazing patio or deck, then turn to the experts over at Pechacek’s General Contracting. If you are a homeowner in River Falls, WI, and its surrounding areas, then feel free to give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to get a free quotation.