Patio installation can be a long and grueling process, but it can be incredibly rewarding in the long run. If you’re looking to add a patio to your home, then you are probably wondering how long it takes to install it. While the amount of time it takes to install a patio can vary, there are some things to take into consideration when adding one to your home like price, material, design, layout and location.
How Long Will it Take to Install a Patio?
Depending on the deck or patio design and the builder’s schedule, the amount of time it takes to install an average patio can vary. The builder can be busy for months or they can start on your project right away. If they start right away, the process can be as quick as three months to as slow as two years. Again, it all depends on the builder’s schedule and the layout/design of the patio.
How Much Will the Patio Cost?
The price of the patio can very much like the amount of time it takes to install it. Everything depends on the design, layout, the type of wood and the type of builder you’re using. It also depends on how big you want the patio deck to be. Consult with your builder about what a good size patio would be for your price range and whether or not it would be a good fit for your home.
How Long Will My Patio Last?
Depending on the material the deck is made of, your patio can last from five to fifteen years without being refinished. Wood will obviously decay a lot quicker than other types of deck materials. Again, consult with the patio builder if you want a longer lasting deck and consider the price difference between materials, as well.
Where Should I Install it?
Attaching the patio to your home is definitely an option, but can you also build a patio deck just for your pool that isn’t attached to your home. If you have a raised patio with a staircase, it will probably cost more than a ground level patio. The price will go fluctuate depending on the type of material and finisher that you use. It is probably better to use a different material than wood if you’re building a pool patio so that the wood doesn’t warp too easily.
If you want to install a patio, the amount of time it takes to decide on and figure out the logistics will probably take a little while. Work around the builder’s schedule as best you can and consider self-installment if you find that it will be cheaper and quicker for you. Consider price differentiations and material pros and cons before deciding on a final design and layout. Make sure you consult with a professional carpenter and have them come take a look at your house, backyard, and pool or wherever you want to install your patio before you actually start the building process.