When you are thinking about renovating your home and you want to build a patio, you can hire a patio builder to do the work for you. But in addition to patios, these companies can also offer you several other home remodelling additions that can boost kerb appeal and enhance the value of your home.
Decks -- Many people think that patios and decks are the same, but they are built quite differently. A patio can be open or enclosed, but it is typically built on solid ground and has no stilts or support structure that holds it up. A deck on the other hand, is usually built on some kind of raised support structure and is common on the ground floor as well as the second floor of a home. Decks are also distinct because they often have a railing, whereas patios are more free-form, and often lead directly to a backyard without any encumbrances.
Carport -- If you have a driveway without a garage or you just want to create a framed area under which you can park your cars, then a patio builder can also construct a carport for you. Carports are generally rectangular-shaped structures with flat roofs that protect your vehicles from rain and other harsh elements, but don't have any doors. However, you are not confined to just a rectangular style, as carports can be custom-built to your own specification. They are ideal as a way to enhance the visual appeal of your home, while also providing a partially-enclosed structure to house your vehicles. Carports come in single or double configurations, for one or two cars.
Enclosures -- Enclosures are just a fancy design term for an extension to your house that is technically in the back yard, but is partially or fully enclosed to allow privacy when you want it. You can almost think of an enclosure as a closed patio, although there are many applications with an enclosure, such as creating a sunroom with glass doors and windows or an outdoor kitchen that is partially enclosed, which can mean an open design on the sides and louvres or sliding doors on the front.
Enclosures are also popular around a pool, which can create privacy for your guests at a pool party, while still leaving a feeling of space if you install mesh gates and a glass roof as your enclosure design components.
For more information, contact a company like Allweather Shelters.