Looking to update your patio, perhaps add a patio cover in the process too? Here are 5 common questions we received about patio and patio cover installations from our clients. Read on and maybe some of your own questions will be answered down below.
Which is better: deck or patio?
It depends on what you value as a homeowner. Are you after the views your outdoors provide? Then a deck will let you enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings. If you care for some privacy and more functionality independent of the weather, then a covered patio will let you enjoy your patio in any type of weather.
What is the cheapest material to use for a patio?
Concrete is the cheapest material to use for a patio. Your upfront costs for concrete can be as low as $6-10. Concrete is best for high traffic areas such as driveways and pathways. It can also be great for pool areas as it is a permeable patio surface allowing water to drain down to the ground.
What is the cheapest material to use for a patio cover?
A shade sail can be the cheapest material for a patio cover in terms of cost. However, if you’re thinking of the long run, a standard patio cover well-built may be worth its upfront costs as your maintenance and replacement costs balance out. Plus a standard patio cover will help you maximize the use of your patio cover throughout the year.
What is the cheapest way to add real estate value to my home?
Adding a patio cover instantly transforms your outdoor patio into an outdoor room, porch, or receiving area. The costs are minimal, but the returns keep on giving as you add another feature for your home.
How high should a patio cover be?
The standard height for patio covers is 12 feet at the top with clearance for height at 6 feet 8 inches. This clearance is measured from the patio cover ceiling to the floor of your patio.