Patios are easier to build than decks, cost less, but still increase the value of your home. Whereas a deck is usually raised from the ground, a patio is built directly on the ground, usually with stone, tile, concrete, or brick.
Patios are sturdy and durable, allowing for a lot of foot traffic, and, as a result, they can be built by your door or anywhere else in your yard. They provide the perfect place to hang out with friends on a summer’s day, and you do not have to worry about catching the sun as you can build it where you know the sun shines.
Patios are great for those who do not want to build a deck or want an area away from the home. They also allow for an area to be surrounded by plants and shrubs. Where a deck lets you look over your yard and garden, a patio becomes a part of the bigger picture.
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What You Should Know About Patios...
There are a few differences between patios and decks, both in functionality and materials used. As we mentioned above, decks sit above the ground, while patios sit on the ground.
Where decks are built using wood, composite, and vinyl, patios benefit from tougher materials like stone and brick. You do not need to worry as much about patios becoming dirty or worn, and you can clean them more thoroughly with a pressure washer without doing them any damage.
As you can build a patio anywhere in your yard, you can make it a part of any area that you wish. The opportunities are endless. Build one in the shade of a tree, hidden away from your home, or put it front and center.
To Hire Us
At Atlanta Decking Pros, our goal is to build patios in Atlanta and surrounding Atlanta metro areas.
Reasons why you should choose us:
1. With decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to deck building and can handle anything.
2. Unlike many contractors, we actually answer the phone and always act professional.
3. Nobody is more experienced at building outdoor living spaces for the whole family.
Types Of Patio Material
Concrete patios are one of the cheapest to build, as long as it is done correctly, and you can trust us that it will be.
The patio is first designed, and then the area is plotted out and the concrete is poured. This gives a lot of flexibility to your patio, as the concrete can be poured into any shape. If you have a specific area that is a multitude of shapes, then concrete will be perfect.
The only thing to remember is to maintain your concrete patio to help it last.
Stone pavers are easy to install and make for a wonderful patio.
One of the main benefits of stone pavers is their durability. They are dense, so they last longer and their color does not fade as much over time. Stone pavers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and you can find some that are designed to look like natural stones or clay bricks.
We make sure to use pressure-treated lumber on the edges of your patio to prevent the stones from shifting over time.
Finished concrete adds an extra dimension to your patio. Not only will finished concrete be more durable than regular concrete, but it looks better too. It costs a little more, but it can be worth it if you can afford it.
Concrete can be finished with a design, making it look like concrete slabs, or a pattern can be added, giving the concrete a more rugged look. Color can also be added, depending on your needs. To know what is right for you, give one of our experts a call.
Treated Wood & Composite
For a more natural look, you may want to go for treated wood or composite. This is a cheaper option than concrete or stone that does not last as long but still holds up well in the ground. Treated wood and composite wood can sit in the ground for years without any damage.
The benefit of using wood is that it can be finished however you like, and you can change that finish over time with ease. If you have a lot of trees, you can match your patio with your yard aesthetic.
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Benefits Of Having A Patio
Increase the Value of Your Home
When you add any addition to your home, you usually increase its value, but that does not always last. With a patio, it does.
When you install a patio in your yard, it lasts for a long time, and homebuyers are attracted to homes that have patios. People love to host outdoors, but be careful when installing your patio. While you may like your patio, not everyone will. If you think that you will eventually sell your home, speak with us to decide on a patio that will increase your property value the most.
Extend Your Living Area
A patio is a great way to take the inside, outside. If you find that your home is a little cramped, and need more space without having to build an extension, then a patio can be a way to do that.
If you like to relax, then build one right on your doorstep. If you have noisy kids who need to use up a little energy, then build one away from your home. Adding some homely touches can turn a patio into a place where you all want to hang out.
If you love to entertain, then there is no better place to do it than on a patio. When the warmer weather hits, you don’t want to be cooped up inside, especially when you are hosting. A patio gives you a space to relax with friends.
Depending on your needs, you can have your patio right outside your kitchen door, or place it away from your home in an area that you can escape to.