A patio deck is an extension of your home and living area. A real asset. Just like incorporating roof awnings or glass sliding doors as part of your housing budget. The costs of roof awnings and our decking system are, however, strikingly similar. So why would one be inclined to invest in awnings but reluctantly so when it come to decks? Remember, the value of your home shoots up with the inclusion of a usable deck asset. And you will have no shortage of ready buyers when time to sell your home. In addition, you can also opt to relocate decks to your new house. Or resell them on craiglist to recoup some of your initial investment. That's itself... translates to a huge discount on your original purchase.