The Differences Between Decks and Patios

The Differences Between Decks and Patios

Should you install a deck or a patio? While both structures will extend your living space and allow you to better enjoy your yard, there are some key differences between the two that you need to understand before making your decision.

In this article, the patio installation and roofing pros of ABM Services & Renovations highlight the major differences between decks and patios.


Decks are usually constructed using wood or vinyl. While they can be built near the ground, they’re not required to be placed directly on the ground. Many decks are built off the ground–sometimes even extending from an upper story of the house–with a support system that holds the structure up. In addition, decks are enclosed with some type of railing, while patios usually flow directly into the yard with no formal barrier between the two areas. To install a deck in your home, simply turn to the deck builders and roof replacement pros of ABM Services & Renovations.


The patio is an outdoor space that’s installed directly in the ground and can either be connected to the house itself or constructed in a separate part of the yard. Patios usually have concrete bases, but homeowners can also opt for stone, tile, pavers or brick to create the patio’s foundation. Patios usually don’t have rails and they may or may not be covered as well. With a patio, it’s easy to install a fire pit or a built-in barbecue, making outdoor entertaining easy and fun for all.

Planning to have a patio or deck built on your property soon? Look no further than ABM Services & Renovations, your leading service provider when it comes to deck installation and roof repair projects. Give us a call at (770) 288-2368 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE quote. We serve homeowners in Atlanta, McDonough and other nearby areas in GA.