Adding a covered patio or deck to a home can provide added value, making it a worthwhile investment. A covered deck can increase the amount of usable outdoor space and provide a space for entertaining, making it a desirable addition to any home. A well-designed and well-built covered deck is an attractive feature that can make a home more desirable to potential buyers. Advantages of a covered deck include:
1. Protects Your Family
A covered deck protects you and your family from the elements, including rain, snow, and sun. Having a cool, shaded area to sit and enjoy the fresh air on a hot summer day will add to the use of an uncovered deck. On a rainy day, the deck can be a place to relax and watch the rain come down without getting soaked.
2. Added Protection For Decking
Covered decks shelter the deck flooring making them more durable to the elements and requiring less maintenance. The roof also protects outdoor furniture and grills from the elements, keeping them in good condition for longer.
3. Shields Your Home
It can also prevent intense sunlight from entering the home, reducing the need for air conditioning in the summer months. A roof provides shade on hot summer days, helping to reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the deck and the home, resulting in lower energy costs.
4. Increased Living Space
Homeowners wanting to increase their home’s living space can add usable space and connect their inside living area to the beautiful outdoors. A covered area is perfect for outdoor entertaining and creates an easy transition from indoors to outdoors. It also increases the home’s living space without the costs or inconvenience of indoor remodeling.
5. Customize To Your Style
Covered decks provide an added level of style, allowing you to customize the look of your outdoor space. Covered decks provide space to install lighting, ceiling fans, speakers, and hang outdoor decorations. Personal touches will create the style and look you want.
Things To Consider:
1. Build For Your Climate
Covered patios and decks can be built with various materials, including wood, composite, and vinyl. Choosing materials designed to withstand the elements and provide a safe and durable surface is vital. Reputable contractors will help you select the materials best suited for your climate and needs for long-lasting results.
- Matching Your Homes Architecture
When it comes to design, they can be designed to match the home’s architecture, making them a beautiful addition to any home. From traditional gable roofs to modern flat roofs, the possibilities are endless. A well-designed covered deck will blend seamlessly with your home’s roof and not look like an afterthought.
2. Designing a Covered Deck
Designing a covered deck requires careful consideration of materials, size, and shape to ensure the best possible outcome. When planning a covered deck, it’s best to work with a professional deck builder to help you get the best design for your particular desires and needs. Working with a decking expert will eliminate the stress of designing and constructing a new covered deck, so you can sit back and relax while they make your dreams a reality.
3. Safety Considerations
Having a reputable professional builder construct your outdoor space is wise to ensure that your deck is well-built, safe, and structurally sound for years. Experts will ensure it remains a functional and attractive outdoor space giving you and your family years of enjoyment. Working with local contractors provides peace of mind that they know your area’s needed permits and regulations.
4. Covered Decks Are A Smart Choice
Covered decks offer a range of benefits, from protection from inclement weather to increased home value. When designed and constructed properly, a covered deck can provide a safe and attractive outdoor living space that adds years of enjoyment to a home.
Choose RainTight for Your Outdoor Living Needs
RainTight has unique solutions that allow you to enjoy your existing deck, patio, or porch regardless of the weather. Our team has decades of experience designing and installing custom-made underdecking systems, screen rooms, and patio covers. We can create a custom design that increases the value of your home, blends seamlessly with your existing architecture, and provides years of enjoyment.
RainTight’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in O’Fallon, Missouri. Since 2007, we’ve served clients throughout the greater St. Louis area. We are also pleased to serve clients in the Lake of the Ozarks region. Contact us online or call us at 636-242-6202 to discuss your needs and schedule a free consultation.