Patios and Decking

If you’re like most people, summer officially begins the moment you sip a tall, cool drink on your backyard patio. Whether you’re simply replacing an older patio or want to design a whole new one, a patio is a great way to add space, and value, to your home.

A well-designed patio transforms your backyard from ordinary to a welcoming outdoor living space — place to entertain family and friends, or just relax on a sunny afternoon.

Not all decks and patios are created equal, however. Before building, take the time to make sure you have the right design to suit your needs. After all, it’s better to figure out these things beforehand, right? Nothing worse than sitting on your patio mid-July and realizing a flaw in the planning that makes it feel not-so-great anymore.

An important first step, before you even begin to think about materials or anything else, is to take note of sun and shade patterns in your backyard. This will help you decide on the ideal size and placement of your patio or deck. A professional from Carrier Home Improvement can help you determine the best materials and design for your needs.

A new deck or patio does not come cheap, but it’s a home improvement project that adds incredible value to your home — both from a resale perspective, and in terms of the day-to-day enjoyment you and your family will get from using it.