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What Are The Benefits of a Covered Deck?

Covered Deck

For many homeowners, the focus for home improvement often falls onto the interior of their property, meaning their outside space becomes neglected. However, a beautifully-curated outdoor living area can present just as many entertainment and comfort opportunities as a well-thought-out and planned interior. One of the many outdoor features that you can add to your home is a covered deck

Here, you add a beautifully-designed deck area to your garden, which is covered by an outdoor structure such as a veranda or awning or even a sunroom. By adding one of these to your garden, you open up a myriad of possibilities and uses that you can use your deck for as well as some other intangible benefits. Interested to learn more? Keep reading! 

Shade In Summers

New Jersey is known for its hot and humid summers. You may enjoy quality time at your deck on a cool day but come the summers, it becomes virtually impossible to sit at your deck without shade. Quality deck coverings add this much-needed shade to your deck. It lets you enjoy outdoor time on your deck any time of the day even though the hot summers.

Additionally, a covered deck can also help keep your home cool during the summer months. This is due to the fact that the deck’s roof can also shade your home, blocking the sun from entering your living area and allowing you to keep your air conditioning costs down in the process.

Shelter From Rain And Snow

Rain is a key concern when you have an outdoor deck. If there is no cover, you have to rush indoors as soon as the rain starts to pour down. Deck coverings offer a simple and effective solution to this. In the rainy season, a cover protects the deck from the rainwater.

This means that you can still enjoy a great time at your deck on a rainy day. Similarly, a cover will shield the deck from snow. Being sheltered from rain and snow also keeps your deck in shape. And it prevents damage to the wood or composite materials of the deck.

Adds Value To Your Home

You may not realize it at first but adding a decked area with a suitable cover will certainly add value to your home. If at any point in the future you look to sell your property, your covered deck area can act as a unique selling point that drives up its worth. The key thing here is to keep your deck looking in tip-top condition at all times, no doubt making your home look more appealing to any potential buyer. Composite decking is a perfect choice here due to its extremely low-maintenance properties.

Makes Your Property Look More Homely 

Similar to adding value to your property, by installing a covered deck area, you can make your house look more homely and inviting. Rather than having a typical-looking garden with a lawn, some plants, and flowers, by installing a covered deck you somewhat extend your home to the outside. This can be accentuated even further if you match the décor of your deck to that of your interior, add visually-appealing furnishings, or even outside heating, making your decked area as comfortable as possible.

Additional space 

Another major benefit of installing a covered deck is of course the additional space that it offers you. This provides the perfect place to host events such as parties and barbeques during the summer as well as an extra dining space if you ever fancied eating al fresco or even a space to get away from everyday problems and just relax! Depending on the structure that you choose to cover your deck with, you have the opportunity to use your new space all year round. If you add a veranda, for example, you may want to avoid sitting on your deck during a rain shower, however, if you add a sunroom around your deck you can utilize it come rain or shine! 

New Jersey’s Professional Deck Roof Contractor 

Don’t let another day out on your deck go to waste because it’s too hot, too sunny, or it begins to downpour. Beat mother nature with a covered deck. A covered deck gives you and your family more freedom to use this space and enjoy countless outdoor activities. Start your project by requesting a free on-site consultation. Contact us online today.