As concrete contractors, we’ve seen the benefits and draw-backs of installing a wood deck versus a concrete patio first-hand. While each has its own unique advantages, there are some key differences when considering cost and installation.
Let’s start by looking at the pros & cons of both materials.
Now let’s take a closer look at their comparative costs between both materials: Generally speaking regular concrete will be cheaper than wood due to lower initial cost and minimal maintenance costs; however this doesn’t mean that wooden decks cannot be budget friendly too if prudence is used when choosing materials.
Remember – quality materials will increase the overall life span of your deck considerably saving you money on repair costs down the line that may come from using inferior supplies initially.
Most of the time regular concrete will be cheaper than a wood deck installation due to its lower up front costs and ease of maintaining those low costs going forward . That said if you’re looking for something with natural beauty yet sturdy enough to withstand wear and tear (especially from your furry four legged friends!) then investing in quality hardwood may still be ideal for you in spite of its higher upfront prices paid now – as not only do you get beautiful aesthetics but also peace of mind knowing that your outdoor entertaining area won’t need costly repairs any time soon!
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