Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why Cover A Deck?

Outdoor living has become an increasingly popular trend as homeowners expand their living space by adding a deck onto their houses. These versatile decks are being used for quiet places to read, entertaining, an extra kitchen or dining area.

784With so many benefits of just having a deck added onto your home, why would you want to spend additional time and money to have it covered? Having a covered outdoor living area, otherwise known as a sunroom, will keep you insect-free and able to enjoy the outside without having to worry about the elements throughout the year. You will be free from the concern of rain or snow in the colder months and able to enjoy the refreshing breezes during the warmer times of the year. Here are some other reasons to consider covering your deck.

Depending on where you are located, accessorizing a deck can be limited. With heavy rain or snowfall, homeowners will be concerned with any electrical devices and furnishing they leave on their decks. Covering your deck brings peace of mind to homeowners and offers more opportunity to upgrade the living area. Not only have your options in decorating opened up tremendously, now you can have a ceiling fan, track lighting and more installed so you can enjoy your outdoor living area all year long.

Covering your deck will allow you to provide entertainment outdoors while not having to worry about the weather being an interruption. You can still have your guests, friends or family over to enjoy an outdoor celebration or barbeque even when it looks like weather will not permit it.

pics decks and house june 10 158 - Copy (3)Maintenance can take time and become costly for certain kinds of decks, depending if you are using wood or composite decking. You would not have to worry about weather such as rain, snow or intense sun light slowly breaking down your deck, the longevity of your living space increases greatly.

Another rising trend is people taking “staycations”. A covered living area in your backyard creates the perfect atmosphere to relax and to “get away” without the expense and hassle of traveling. No matter where you are located, even in the middle of a city, a covered deck gives a person the chance to comfortably sit outside and connect with nature by providing an escape for some much needed peace and quiet.

At Distinctive Deck Designs, we offer Virginia deck construction and remodeling services. We will also help you with your ideas and create the perfect design for your deck to make your house truly stand out. Please contact us today for a free consultation!