Patios are most often the main attractions and hang out place in the backyard.  They can be used for lounging, relaxing, parties, children play areas, gathering, outdoor kitchens, a display for garden and flower pots and so much more.  It is not doubt that these areas should not be dismissed when designing and planning an awesome backyard.

Some of the most common patio options are

  • Patio Stones and Brick
  • Wood decking
  • Composite decking
  • Natural Stone
  • Concrete

The weather in Washington tends to be all over the place and can lead to issues with some types of patio finishes as well as many benefits of others.

Let look at some of these positives and negatives to consider when choosing a patio area.