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Benefits of a Concrete Patio Rather Than a Deck

by Kevin Smith Author

An outdoor space can help you get the most of your property’s square footage both inside and out. One of the imperative considerations you’ll need to make when designing the perfect outdoor space is choosing between a patio with concrete patio pavers in Vero Beach, FL, and a deck. Here are some of the essential factors you’ll need to consider that may help you make up your mind.

Cost Considerations

On average, a new deck costs about $30 per square feet for treated wood. If you choose to use a composite or mahogany or cedar wood will cost at least three times that much. On the other hand, patio pavers cost an average of $15 per square foot. For a quality installation and material that will last forever, you can pay half of what you would for an inferior product.

Maintenance Concerns

A patio of concrete patio pavers will require far less maintenance than a deck and virtually any decking material you can choose from. While you’ll definitely want to seal your pavers to protect your investments, the suggested maintenance for sealed pavers is to seal them again every 3 years. With any type of decking material, you’ll want to reseal, repaint, and/or refinish every year. Furthermore, even composite decks can splinter and chip when it interacts with severe weather.

Durability Matters

It’s really no secret that concrete pavers are going to last a lot longer than decking materials and as noted above, will require less maintenance as well. Over time, you’ll do less work keeping your patio pavers looking as good as new than you will with a wooden or composite deck, and you’ll be able to enjoy it for lots longer as well. Patio pavers stand up to heavy weather conditions and are well known to last a lifetime.

Resale Value

Having an outdoor space at all, whether with a deck or a patio, will increase the value of your home. However, in terms of maximizing your return on investment in the event of a future sale, having a patio constructed will be better worth your while. In other words, a patio will be less expensive to have installed while getting you the most bang for your buck when you do sell your home down the road.

Deciding whether to have a patio or a deck installed in your outdoor space will be a key indicator in how much enjoyment you get out of the property for the coming years. Think about some of these common reasons to consider a patio with concrete patio pavers in Vero Beach, FL.

 

 


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