Considering Adding a Deck or Patio? Here Are 5 Reasons To Choose Patio

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If you’re a homeowner considering a backyard transformation, you’re probably thinking about starting with a deck or patio. These are the most popular choices because they create a surface that can not only be a great place to relax with family and friends, but they can also add value to your home, and serve as a starting point for future backyard renovations like adding an outdoor kitchen, or a pool.

Choosing between the two is often where homeowners get stuck. Often, clients come to us with the question of which is the better option. While we’re not biased, we honestly feel that a patio offers a better return on your investment. Let’s look at five reasons a patio is a great choice for your backyard transformation!

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1. Patios are Affordable

Even with the most economical materials, a deck costs an average of about $30 per square foot, and that’s with pressure treated wood. Cedar, mahogany or composite materials can double or triple the cost. Patios are much more budget friendly with an average cost of about $15 per square foot. Of course, that price can go higher as well, but you can see the potential savings!

2. Patios Require Little Maintenance

As long as your patio is installed properly (hire a qualified professional) patio pavers are incredibly durable. Patios require very little attention from the homeowner and they don’t need to be resealed annually like a deck.

3. Patio Have a Longer Lifespan

Patios stand up to temperature extremes along with rain and snow, like we have here in New England, much better than wood or composites. Because of this, a properly installed patio can last a lifetime. At Old Station Supply all our pavers come with life-time warranty direct from the manufacturers.

4. Patios Offer Flexible Design Options

Recent improvements in hardscaping manufacturing offer homeowners almost endless design options. Patios can be built with pavers, natural stone or porcelain tile. You can use a variety of shapes, colors and styles to achieve the desired look. Decks only offer one look. They can be stained or colored, but you have very few designs options beyond that.

5. Patios Offer a Higher Return on Your Investment

Both decks and patios can increase the resale value of your home, but patios offer a higher return on investment. In average, decks can increase your home’s value by about 10 percent (according to the Gallop Organization), while a stylish, well designed and constructed patio can increase it by closer to 12 percent. So not only do you pay significantly less for a patio during construction, it can actually provide a higher return when t’s time to sell.

Adding a deck also increases property taxes because they are considered an addition to the living space. A patio will let you take advantage of that same space without adding to your real estate taxes.

If you’re considering adding a patio to your home, give us a call. At Old Station Outdoor and Landscaping supply we carry a full range of hardscaping materials. Whether you’re looking for natural stone or concrete pavers we carry great options by some of the top manufacturers like Unilock and Techo-Bloc. Stop by our store to see our new displays and showroom. We’re always happy to help homeowners create a backyard transformation!

2017-05-02T09:28:03+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|What's New|

About the Author:

Emerson Martins is the owner of Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply and has over 15 years of experience in the hardscape business. After owning his own hardscape company, he opened Old Station in October 2013. Emerson envisioned a place where both homeowners and contractors could shop, receive supreme customer service, and see their home or business projects come to life. Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply is that destination. Emerson treats all his customers with the same high quality level of service he likes to receive. Many landscape supply yards treat the homeowner like an outsider, but at Old Station everyone is welcome. Emerson takes the time sit down with the homeowner and go over step-by-step how to complete their specific project. He will advise on topics large and small such as how far they should dig down in the ground and what kind of base they need, or the best kind of polymeric sand to use and how to use it. Or if a homeowner is having trouble picking out a paver for a project, Emerson will be there to listen and recommend which product will best suit their needs—no project is too small for his consultation. At Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply, we pride ourselves on our referrals. Rest assured, we will recommend the best, qualified contractor for your job through our Contractor Referral Program. Better prices, more options, and superior service. The knowledgeable staff at Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply will provide you the finest service and assist you in achieving your outdoor home or business goals. We look forward to serving your hardscape and landscape needs.