Is your existing wood deck splintering, splitting, warping, or rotting? Instead of spending more time and money in annual deck repairs, it may be time to invest in a stone deck. A stone deck will offer you a number of distinct advantages over a wooden deck including increasing your home value.
Here are several reasons why you should consider replacing your wooden deck with a stone deck:
Wood decks require annual maintenance that includes cleaning, staining, and replacing worn or rotted deck boards. Once a stone deck is installed, little maintenance is required. A periodic resealing may be needed, but aside from that, an occasional light pressure washing should be the only needed maintenance.
No other material is as strong, durable, and weather resistant as stone. It is barely affected by normal events that would cause wear and tear on other types of materials. Stone will not bend, warp, splinter, dent, or swell. It’s also quite difficult to leave a scratch or chip in stone. The elements and outdoor weather, such as rain, snow, sleet, and even hail, will have little affect on stone.
Stone will last for a lifetime, because it is strong and durable. Stone decks are highly weather resistant and will hold up to the elements better than wood. This means less money spent on repair and maintenance. While you will need to budget for costs associated with building a stone deck, the long-term value will override any short-term difference in cost. If you replace your wood deck with a stone deck, you will experience a much better return on your investment when it comes time to sell your home.
In addition to the practical advantages, stone has great potential in terms of aesthetic appeal. It is versatile and combines well with other construction materials. Stone has the potential to be majestic as well as warm and inviting. Also, stone features can be beautifully integrated into a breathtaking design. An outdoor fireplace or fire pit creates a warm outdoor gathering place for family and friends. For obvious reasons, wooden decks aren’t a good fit if you would like to incorporate fire features into your outdoor living space.
A stone deck can be designed to feel more connected to the rest of your landscape design and the exterior of your home. Stone is available in a nearly endless range of styles and colors that can complement the exterior architecture of your home.
Ready to build a new deck?
If you want to add a stone deck to your home or your existing deck is in bad shape, now is the perfect time to replace it. Contact Absolute Exteriors to get a free estimate on a new stone deck for your home in Ellisville, Chesterfield, Ballwin, and surrounding areas.