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3 Reasons To Choose a Deck Over a Patio


There are a number of outdoor entertainment options you can choose if you want to make the most of your outdoor space. At MBC Remodeling, we offer custom decks and porches throughout Lancaster County. You might also choose a patio, a garden, or a combination of a few options. Many Lancaster County homeowners find themselves stuck between choosing a deck or a patio. Personally, we stand by our custom decks. Here are a few reasons to choose a deck over a patio:

An Extension of Your Indoor Space

Decks are built to reach the door of your indoor space and flow seamlessly from the indoors to the outdoors. Everything is even and cohesive. It even allows you to keep the party going both indoors and outdoors if you like to entertain. Patios, in theory, are a step immediately outside of your backdoor into your outdoor space. However, if your backyard is uneven, you’ll need to level the ground before the patio is installed. Because decks are on a raised platform, that’s not so much of an issue.

Additional Storage

Patios lie flat on the ground, usually made up of cement, so there’s not much you can do to boost storage space in your outdoor entertainment area. However, your deck is on a raised platform, which means there’s plenty of room underneath for your lawn mower, storage bins, or whatever else you might want to store. This will ensure that you have all of your outdoor maintenance equipment in one easy-to-remember place without it being too visible or without the need for a shed or crowded garage.

Resale Value

Decks are a hot commodity in the housing market for a reason. They’re an attractive extension of your entertainment space, they offer storage, can house a pool or plenty of outdoor seating. So it’s no wonder that decks often offer a 76% return on investment when it comes time to sell the home. While both patios and decks will help to boost the resale value, decks are more likely to help you really raise the value of your home when you go to list it.

Looking for a custom deck for your home? Contact MBC Remodeling today to tell us what kind of deck you’d like and to set up a free consultation.


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