One of the main reasons homeowners choose to construct a new deck is to expand their living space into the outdoors. While different homes may build their decks differently, the general concepts are pretty similar across the board. Decks are platforms, typically raised, composed of wooden planks that are built outdoors and attached to a house. However you choose to build your deck, they still offer the same great benefit: they’re a great outdoor living area for relaxing and entertaining guests.
Unfortunately, the fun you’re having on your deck can depend a lot on the weather. As soon as the rains come, it’s time to pack up and head inside. This shouldn’t always be the case because some decks can be built with its own covering against the elements. Let our experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting explain the pros and cons of constructing a covered deck.
The most obvious advantage of covering your deck is protection against the elements. This protection is usually not just for your deck but for other parts of your home as well, like your siding, your foundations, your patio door, and maybe even one or two of your windows. Having a roof also allows you to use your deck rain or shine, and can even help make it last longer.
The added roof on your deck will certainly need the same amount of regular maintenance as your main roof. Moreover, depending on the placement of your deck, a roof can also introduce more shade into your home. This can be a good thing during summers because it can help keep your interiors cool. During winters, however, it could mean you’re missing out on some free solar heating. Considering our winters are in Wisconsin, this could be quite the drawback.
Ultimately, the choice to build a roof for your deck is up to you. The most important thing is that you hire a professional deck construction company–like us!
At Pechacek’s General Contracting, we are your leading provider of deck building, maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in River Falls and other nearby areas in WI.