Covered Decks: How to Boost Your Home’s Comfort and Privacy This Fall

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If there is one lesson we can bring with us into the autumn season, it is to appreciate sweater weather! The heat wave that has struck many parts of the country this summer might have you considering how to add shade or cover to your new or existing deck. Whether your porch is small, medium or large, there are a variety of ways you can both aesthetically enhance the appearance of your home while adding comfort and functionality to your life.

Read on to discover how a covered deck or patio can provide a whole new world of social and home décor opportunities this fall!

Why Covered Decks? Ideas, Basics, and Options to Consider Before You Invest

There’s no value one can place upon the ability to enjoy the sights, smells, and feelings of the great outdoors despite whether it’s raining or sunny outside. That’s what you and your family can look forward to after building a covered roof or adding an enclosure to increase the shade and comfort of your deck. Not only will you all be more comfortable and able to enjoy your time in the fresh air for longer, but you can also use it as an excuse to flash your sense of personal style.

Need some inspiration to get you started? A short roof over a pre-existing structure is a perfect way to incorporate mood-lighting, which can add both function and beauty to evening gatherings with family or at-home socially distanced girls’ nights under the stars! Gable roofs, as another option, might appeal to those who enjoy a homier feel while retaining the open-air feel. You can also get lost in the ability to customize your materials, which include beams, wood, staining and finishes.

What Are My Customization Options?

Take a look at some options available for your deck:

Hip Style Roof

Trying to keep up (or, perhaps more accurately, blend in) with the Joneses? If so, the traditional and most popular option is our hip style roof. Ask our team of professionals about whether the octagonal or straight front would be the best choice for your home and preference goals.

A-Frame Style Roof

If your deck is challenging in the sense that you are working with unique angles, dimensions or styles, the benefit of an A-frame style roof in this situation is its versatility. Easily screened in to reveal a three-season room, this selection can be customized by our team to fit almost any household.

Porch Style Roof

If you are the owner of a small to medium sized porch, this might be the perfect fit for you! Generally considered the most cost-effective option, porch-style roofs add coverage to any roof and deck shape or size.

Other Options for Covered Deck Ideas

If you are interested in thinking outside of the box, you might consider pairing a pre-existing structure with your deck to customize your covered experience. Why not install a unique garden or storage shed on your deck to add concentrated areas of shade for entertaining or relaxing? With a portable shed, you can also easily move the structure according to season, which is sure to come in handy as your family’s needs change.

You can bet our professionals are ready and waiting to help you decide which covered deck idea is the perfect fit for you! Contact us today for a free consultation, or to get more information about our hip, A-frame or porch-style covered deck options.