5 Reasons a Patio is Better Than a Deck



If you are a homeowner planning a makeover for your backyard, you are probably trying to decide if a deck or patio is the right choice for you. Indeed, both choices are popular because they create a surface for outdoor seating, grills, and more. Plus, between the usability and aesthetics, a patio or deck adds value to your home.


Choosing between a patio or deck is where some homeowners find themselves stuck. Many of our clients come to us with the question of which is a better option for their home. At Kansas City Hardscapes, we typically encourage homeowners to choose a patio over a deck. We aren’t biased, we just believe patios are the better option.

Take a look at some Kansas City Hardscapes' Patios and read why we recommend a patio:




#1. Patios are Budget Friendly: Even if you choose the most economical materials, a deck will cost an average of $30 for each square foot. Patios are more budget friendly, costing an average of $15 for each square foot.


#2. Patios are Low Maintenance: As long as your patio is installed by a reliable contractor who knows how to prepare the ground for installation, patios are much more durable than decks. Patios are very low maintenance, requiring little to no upkeep from the homeowner.





#3. Patios Have a Long Lifespan: We know that in Kansas City, we see every side of Mother Nature. The materials used for patios are incredibly durable and they stand up to rain and extreme temperature changes better than wood used for decks. Because of this, a properly installed patio has a much longer lifespan than a deck, averaging 25 years of maintenance free life.

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#4. Patios Offers Endless Design Options: Recent advances in hardscaping allows homeowners to choose from endless design options. Not only are patios available in stamped concrete, porcelain tile, or pavers, they can also be stained or dyed to suit the homeowner’s preferences.





#5. Patios Offer a High Return on Investment: Both decks and patios increase the resale value of the home, but patios seem to have offer a higher return on investment. Decks typically increase the home’s value by roughly 10 percent while patios increase the home’s value by closer to 12 percent.


At Kansas City Hardscapes, we offer a variety of high quality patio options to homeowners in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the services we offer and get a free quote for your new patio, call 816.499.2547!