When designing a deck or any outdoor living space, one of the decisions you’ll face is whether you want a deck roof or something else above your head. It is helpful to consider how you plan to use your deck, so you can decide what will work the best. There are actually several different options you can go with, and there is nothing saying you can’t utilize more than one in your backyard renovation.
You may have an area where you want to be able to relax and soak up the sun. You might want to watch the sunset or sunrise or even do a bit of stargazing. This is an area where you would not want a deck roof for obvious reasons. However, you might also want to spend time outdoors where you are sheltered from the sun, as well as keeping dry in inclement weather. A covered area is perfect for this. Your options for full protection include a deck roof or an attached or freestanding backyard gazebo. Another option for mild sun protection is a pergola, although this feature will not let you stay dry when it rains.
A deck roof is often chosen for over outdoor kitchens and dining areas so that a BBQ doesn’t have to be cut short if Mother Nature decides to intervene.
If you are considering a backyard renovation and would like to better understand features such as a deck roof, pergola, or gazebo, reach out to us at Superior Outdoor Spaces. We look forward to creating the custom outdoor living space that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.