A custom patio can be an excellent addition to your property in Pennsylvania as it can enhance your home's aesthetics and extend its usable outdoor space. It also offers a great return on investment should you decide to sell your home. Before you move forward with having a patio installed, you'll want to carefully plan out your project. Some things you'll want to consider are the location of your patio, what materials you want it to be made out of, why you want one, when you want it to be installed, and who you are going to trust to install it.
The location of your patio matters.
The location of your patio is probably the first thing you should consider! A patio is an excellent focal point on your property since it will be your usual gathering spot with your friends and family, so it makes sense to consider where you want your patio to be located. Before deciding anything, find out if there are HOA or city setbacks in your area.
A vital factor to consider when deciding the location of your patio is sunlight. Consider where and when the sun hits your property so you can decide if you want your patio to be in an area that gets the most sun in the morning or the afternoon.
Choose the type of material you want your patio to be constructed out of.
Once you decide where your patio is going to be, it's time to think about what type of material you want your patio to be constructed out of! You'll be able to choose from a variety of material options, including:
- Concrete paver - This material allows you to create a complementary appearance between your patio and your house because of the various colors and shapes it offers. Concrete pavers are also slip-resistant and durable, so they last long with little maintenance.
- Pennsylvania bluestone - This material is quarried right here in Pennsylvania and offers a crack-resistant surface for your patio.
- Travertine - Made from limestone, travertine is an elegant patio material offering various textures. Proper installation is critical in ensuring it will last long.
- Stamped or stained concrete - If you want the durability of concrete but in another style, you can choose between stamped or stained concrete.
Ask yourself why you want a patio.
Before moving forward with having a patio installed on your property, you'll want to ask yourself why you want one. Will it just be a place for you to gather with friends and family? Or do you want to include other elements in it such as a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen? Once you settle on why you want a patio, you'll be able to move forward with the project with a clear mindset.
You can even install a seating wall around your patio to provide built-in seating!
Consider When & How to Start Building Your Patio
You can build a patio essentially any time of the year. However, it is not an overnight task. It requires a lot of planning and preparation to ensure a stunning and durable result for your outdoor living space. A crucial part of constructing your patio is the foundation which should be adequately prepared to ensure it will sit on an even surface. We recommend that you start building your patio when the ground is not frozen or covered with a lot of snow.
You'll also want to make sure you hire trusted professionals to install your patio. After all, this project is going to make a major impact on the look of your property and you'll likely be using it a lot, so you'll want to make sure that it looks great and is built to last.
Contact us today to have a patio installed on your property.
Are you ready to have a patio installed on your property? If so, it's time to contact us today! We offer our patio installation service to property owners in West Chester, Downingtown, Exton, PA and surrounding communities. Call us today at (610) 285-9727 to get an estimate for our services.