No matter the season, outdoor living spaces are an awesome thing that the whole family can enjoy – whether it’s a deck, patio, veranda or porch. But wait, what’s the difference between these? While many people often use them interchangeably, they aren’t all the same. In fact, there are clear features that differentiate them from each other.
Decks are usually flat, roofless platforms that adjoin the main house. Typically made of lumber or composite wood and enclosed by a railing, decks are elevated from the ground and are a great spot for entertaining guests. In some cases, a deck may have more than two levels and can be covered by a canopy or pergola.
A patio, on the other hand, is a paved outdoor area adjoining the main house and is generally used for dining and recreation. A patio contractor will typically use stone, bricks, tiles or concrete to build your patio and will often suggest that you decorate it with plants and outdoor furniture.
A porch is a covered sheltering that projects in front of the entrance of a house or building. Taken from the Latin porticus which means colonnade, a porch is usually open at the sides and protects the entrance or serves as a resting place for occupants to entertain or enjoy the fresh air.
Much like a deck, a veranda is a platform along the outside of the house. The only difference is that verandas are level with the ground floor and often extend across both the front and sides of the structure.
From minor roof repair to full-on porch and deck construction and everything else in between, turn to the experts over at Jeff Woods Construction. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (931) 787-9107, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us today. We serve homeowners in Crossville, TN, as well as its surrounding areas.