You can never run out of covered decks ideas, can you? If you indeed can run out, we’ve got a selection of great ones in this article.
Covered decks are the perfect solution when we seek to have an outdoor outlet while we shelter from the elements. If we have an outdoor area that we want to use constantly, such as a terrace, we may sometimes limit ourselves to using it because the sun hits very hard, or because the rain does not leave us alone.
Although it is true that when you go out to this type of area, it is because you want to be in contact with nature, we can create areas where nature does not bother us directly, so we can use this space without any problem.
If we have a terrace, a covered deck will be very useful (although it can also be used in gardens). Moreover, the best thing about these constructive aggregates is that they have a very strong point in the decoration. This is how we can create a framework that allows the sun does not bother us, but let the rain come in a bit, or failing that, we can opt for a full cover.
Join us to see these covered decks ideas that you can apply in your home in an easy way so that you are prepared for those hot summer days or winter blizzards.
Different styles to choose
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It is rare that we see covers in a garden or on a terrace. A roof over a deck can result in unnecessary expense in the eyes of many people. However, it is more useful than it seems. In fact, building a roof over a deck is an ingenious way to revalue your home. If you are willing to invest in it, we recommend that you see these designs.
Covered decks ideas
A design based on pergolas
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This is a basic design that we can see in most of the deck roofs. When we speak of design with pergolas, it is not more than a set of beams located on another beam in perpendicular, being this whole framework supported by some poles. Basically, it looks like a cage.
This design does not protect us from the rain, but it does generate a good amount of shadow, at the same time that it allows us to decorate it with some plants such as vines.
Another benefit of the pergolas is that, in general, the material used for the manufacture of this frame is the same as that of the rails of our terrace, so it does not create a conflict with our decoration.
A retractable awning for any situation
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This is a very ingenious solution. With an awning, we can control when we want to use it and when we prefer to have the sun’s rays on us. Basically, it’s a large cloth canvas on some masts. Some options in the market even include engines to retract them automatically.
Regardless of whether it is manual or automatic, this alternative has the disadvantage of being somewhat expensive, so we recommend you look well before making a purchase.
A sophisticated option with a Gazebo
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A gazebo is no more than a roof over a set of columns or more technically speaking, a pavilion with a symmetrical plan. These are common in squares and parks, but can also be used on terraces.
The sophisticated air provided by the gazebos is ideal for small parties or outdoor roofed meetings. They are very common, being easily acquired in hardware stores and gardening stores. In addition, there are many models, where they change from the design of the rails to the way in which the columns are distributed.
A pergola, but in wood
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This deck with roof is basically the same as the first alternative we present, but in this case, the construction material is wood. This does not change the fact that its drawback is that it does not protect against rain, but gives it a different air from that of metal.
Do not limit yourself to the roof with a Screened in Deck
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If we seek a total closure, especially because we have problems of pests and insects, protection on the perimeter of the deck can be our solution. Sure, it’s a somewhat extreme option, and more if we need to build the roof previously, so we will need several covered decks plans to get an optimal result.
A traditional alternative with a pavilion
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Pavilions are small options for when we seek to protect specific areas. This, despite being their advantage, is also their disadvantage, since they do not give us much room to maneuver. However, aesthetically they create very pleasant environments by having only certain areas covered.
The pavilions come in both permanent and mobile options. Obviously, if we build one, we can adapt it to our needs.
The Louvered roofs are a technological marvel
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Definitely, the Pergola style covered decks are extremely popular. So much so, that a very interesting solution has been sought so that these can protect us from the rain. A Louvered roof is a blind placed horizontally on the roof, so we can open and close it at will
This structure is very convenient when we want to receive the sun, but we do not want the rain to be inconvenient. The only problem is that it most likely requires a complete installation that does not allow you to move the frame later, unlike a pavilion.
Ceiling extensions perfect for any occasion
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If on the contrary, we do not look for a piece that is foreign to our home, we can always opt for a roof extension. This is a continuation of the slab on the top floor where we have our terrace or garden, that is as if we were going to build another level for our home, but it will only work as a roof.
This type of project requires a master builder, an engineer or an architect to perform since we are talking about important modifications. However, unlike the previous options, this will allow us to maintain the same line with respect to our home, creating a homogeneous piece.
Flat roof extension
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A flat roof is the easiest project in this category. It is nothing more than extending the slab and supporting it on a couple of columns. The treatment is more basic, although it will need some inclination and some drippers at the edges so that the water flows without ruining the construction.
Despite being the simplest option, it is one of the most elegant for our gardens and porches, so it is good to keep it in mind when building.
A classic gable roof
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When we talk about roofs, we can divide them by the number of inclinations that they have. In the case of a gable roof, this has two different inclinations, which from a side is seen as a triangle formed by two straight pieces.
This type of design will require a little more budget because you have to do a roof lift, but it has a more contemporary and classic design than a flat roof. We can also combine it with flat sections to create more extravagant figures.
A modern extension with a curved roof
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If ours is a modern house, then our covered decks should be curved. As if they were the waves of the sea, this roof with curves that rise and fall seem to guide us in our journey.
We will not have problems with water stagnation with this type of roof, and young architects are fascinated to work with this modern style.
As with the gable roof, we can perfectly combine a curved style with something more traditional, so that we have an abstract work that stands out from the view of our visitors.
Translucent ceilings for amazing views
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Although they do not protect us so well from the sun’s rays (unless we perform the proper treatment, such as using frosted glass), translucent ceilings built from glass panels are a success among real estate owners.
This, despite being an extension of the house, works only with the structure, so it is easier to build than if we required a concrete casting or the installation of wood panels.
We hope these ideas have been to your liking. The final decision of how to decorate your new roof is yours, but remember that you should adapt as much as possible to your budget. However, do not be discouraged, as there are many alternatives that do not require so much money and are equally creative.
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