A deck is a perfect addition to any home. There are so many advantages that deck owners love. They are excellent both for spending time outside on your own and enjoying a nice day, as well as hosting guests and celebrating a special event.
If you already have a deck, you may be considering adding a roof to your deck. If you don’t have a deck built yet, you may be thinking about which type of deck is right for you, and whether it will need a roof or not. Below is more information about roofs for decks as well as decks in general.

Why Roof a Deck?

There are a few reasons why you may want to roof a deck. For some decks, there is plenty of natural shade provided by trees and vegetation. For other decks, though, there is a lot of sun exposure. While this may not be an issue in the cooler months, it can be a nightmare in the summer. This is especially so for rooftop decks. If you have a deck that has a lot of direct sunlight, a roof on the deck or pergola may be the perfect solution.
Another reason for a roof on a deck is to keep you dry during rainstorms and to prevent snow from accumulating. If you have an event coming up, you don’t want to cancel it or move it just because it’s raining outside!
If you have a commercial space like a restaurant, you may find a roof on your deck (or at least a portion of your deck) is helpful for inclement weather. You don’t want to lose all of those extra seats just because it’s raining outside!

How Much Does It Cost to Roof a Deck?

There are a variety of deck roofs that may be available. Some provide some protection, others provide a lot. There are also a lot of materials that can be used to build the roof of a deck. Some of these materials include wood, metal, and fiberglass. Each material comes with its own unique appearance and costs.
The cost of adding a roof to a deck will depend on a variety of things. The materials, of course, will add to the cost. Some materials like teak or fiberglass will cost more than something like aluminum.
Another factor will be the size of the deck. A smaller deck will generally cost a lot less than a bigger deck. There is also the type of deck. A detached deck may be easier to add a roof to than a multi-tier deck.
With all of this in mind, a roof can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000 or more. There are a lot of factors, so it’s difficult to come up with a ballpark number. For a more specific estimate, reach out to LimakWay. We’ll consider the type of deck, size, and other factors. From there, a more customized estimate can be created.

Building a New Deck

If you haven’t started construction on a deck yet and you are still in the planning phase, you’ll want to consider not only adding a roof but also what kind of deck you want in the first place!
Below are some of the different types of decks that are available:

Wraparound Deck

A wraparound deck wraps around either a portion of the property or the entirety of the property. Many wraparound deck owners add outdoor furniture, bench swings, and more. They are fantastic decks for enjoying a nice book and taking in the natural beauty around you. They are also a great candidate for a roof.

Rooftop Deck

Rooftop decks provide property owners with some additional space to enjoy on top of their building. These types of decks are fantastic both for commercial and residential spaces. As there is direct exposure to the sun, you may want to consider adding a roof to your rooftop deck to provide yourself with a little extra shade and protection.

Detached Deck

Detached decks sit in the yard and provide some privacy. Pergolas are an excellent complement to detached decks and add some additional shade.

The Deck-building Process

The process of building your deck starts with a call to LimakWay for a quote. We’ll discuss the kind of deck you are looking for, your property, if you want a roof on the deck, and other factors. From there, we can provide you with more information and send a contractor out to check out the property. If you are considering a rooftop deck, they’ll take a look at the roof and see if a rooftop deck is an option. Your contractor can then start drawing up plans. Once the plans are finalized, your contractor will begin construction on the deck. Before you know it, you’ll have a stunning new deck!

How Long Does the Process Take?

The length of the deck-building process will depend on a variety of factors. How big the deck is, whether it will have a roof, and other things will need to be considered. The design phase can also add to the time. If revisions are made, it can take extra time to finalize the plans.
Once a contractor looks at the property, they can provide you with a better idea of how long designing and construction will take. With that said, if you have any general questions about how long the process takes, reach out to LimakWay. We’d be happy to discuss the deck-building process with you.

Contact LimakWay!

If you are looking to have a new deck built or you would like to add a roof to your current deck, reach out to LimakWay. We’ll walk you through the deck- or roof-building process so you know what to expect.
Other services we offer include:

  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Electrical Services
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Fence Building
  • Pergola Building
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Basement Remodeling

We look forward to speaking with you and building your new deck or roof!