Pet Paradise: Our Favorite Tips for Pet-Friendly Covered Decks

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Pet Paradise: Our Favorite Tips for Pet-Friendly Covered DecksAs a pet owner, your furry companion is an integral part of your life, and you want to share as much of your space and time with them as possible. This extends to the areas just outside of your home, and covered decks are a popular choice among pet owners who want to create an outdoor oasis that their beloved pets can also enjoy.

Our team at Superior Outdoor Spaces has plenty of experience building covered decks, and we wanted to take this opportunity to go over a few of the features and considerations we can incorporate into your covered deck so that you and your pet can both enjoy the space.

One of the most essential aspects of any deck is the flooring itself. If you plan on spending a lot of time on your deck with your pet, you’ll want to consider flooring that’s both attractive and easy for them to walk on. Slip-resistant options are a win-win, providing superior traction and a more comfortable underfoot experience. Covered decks have the benefit of helping keep the deck flooring cooler, which means there’s less risk of your pet winding up with sore, overheated paws.

Sturdy railings are important for everyone’s safety, but if you plan on allowing your pet to go beyond the deck and into the yard, you’ll want to include a pet gate in your railing design. There are plenty of ways to customize the gate, so it provides the safety your pet needs and blends in seamlessly with the rest of your deck.

Custom-built covered decks also allow you plenty of opportunity to include specialty features that cater to your pet’s needs. For example, you can design a deck with a built-in pet food station or toy storage area. This way, your pet has everything it needs right there at your fingertips, and you don’t have to get up to let it in or out every time it needs a drink or wants a new toy to play with.

With careful planning and thoughtful construction, covered decks can become outdoor areas that the whole family, furry and human alike, can enjoy. Contact us today to inquire about getting a custom-built covered deck built at your home.