A deck is a flat surface, capable of supporting the weight, which is similar to a floor but basically constructed outdoors, elevated from the ground and connected to a building. Decks are extended living areas of the house and are made from lumber, composite material, aluminum, and steel, etc. In urban areas, deck refers to the structures built on top of existing building roofs. With this trend outdoor living increasing.
Creating a porch roof over an existing deck is not recommended until the deck is able to support a future porch. To avoid the changes in original deck, the roof can also be designed independently from the deck. Multiple products are used to create the deck surface of the roof assembly:-
- Steel b deck (this is usually a galvanized or painted steel panel).
- Wood deck (this is generally a plywood and groove sheathing installed over the same type of wood framing).
- Concrete deck (these decks is used when high quality of strength is required).
- Poured gypsum deck (this was cheap and light weighted. In this steel mash is installed into the gypsum for strength).
- Tectum Deck
In terms of poor roof designs, one is most likely to encounter the triangular shaped gable roof, a commonly found design that goes well with any kind of façade. Other roof designs include the hip roof, a bespoke style wherein the sides of the roof all tilt down to meet the walls of the building. Another commonly used style is the age old shed style, which can never go wrong. This has a single roof structure connected to the building walls and as pillars to support at ends.
Deck and porches increase your quality of life and they add look and value to your home. They also provide you extra space for parties and gatherings, stargazing, relaxing and romantic candle light dinners. Before you start working on your dream deck, it is important to calculate your budget and choosing the best product for your ideal deck. If you know what type of deck roof you want, it becomes easy to estimate your budget.