Do you love spending time in your backyard? Are you searching for a way to enhance the space and make it more user-friendly? If so, you may be considering the addition of a patio or deck. The million-dollar question is – which is better – a wood deck or a concrete patio? While wood decks have been trending for several years, there are several reasons concrete patios make more sense.
While adding a deck or patio is going to help increase your home value, studies have shown that patios offer a higher return on your investment. With a new, concrete patio, installed by the professionals, the ROI is around 12%. For decks, with the same professional installation, have an approximate ROI of 10%. Most people agree, that 2% is well worth it, especially since patios are cheaper to install (more about that below).
Thanks to the most recent advances in hardscape capabilities, you can now choose a concrete patio in any shape, size, and location. You can even add more unique features that help to show off your personal style.
With wood or composite decks in Kansas City, you usually have a singular look. While you can change the finish, wood is wood, and the options are limited.
What is more durable – concrete or wood? If it is more durable, it means the material lasts longer, can stand up to adverse weather conditions better, and will be able to handle high traffic throughout the year. Concrete is the clear winner in this comparison.
By hiring a professional for patio installation, you have an outside living area that will have an average lifespan of 20 years – or more. With a wooden deck, this is much lower.
By hiring a professional for patio installation who knows how to prepare the installation site, you can feel confident the structure will be there to stay. Even better, the maintenance required is minimal. While you may have to reseal your patio ever few years, decks require much more attention and much more of an ongoing investment.
Wood is an expensive resource. While it is beautiful, you pay a premium for that beauty. Concrete, on the other hand, is much more affordable. This makes the installation of a concrete patio much lower than a wooden deck. While the prices vary based on your location and the professional you hire, you may wind up paying twice as much for a deck the same size as your patio.
If you are ready to create an outdoor oasis in your backyard, it is clear that concrete patios have some compelling benefits over wooden decks. However, ultimately, the decision is yours. Regardless of what option you choose, make sure to work with the professionals. Simply contact E Johnson Concrete today. We will ensure the patio (or deck) is installed properly and that it meets your needs, specifications, and budget.