what is the difference between a porch, balcony, veranda, patio
aug 18, 2011 a deck is a flat, usually roofless platform adjoining a house. decks are typically made of lumber and are elevated from the ground. it can include spaces for bbqing, dining as well as seating. decks are generally enclosed by a railing. in some cases, decks can also be covered by a canopy or pergola.