Strictly speaking, all outdoor decks are raised platforms. However, there are factors that determine whether your deck should be at ground level or raised. In this blog, roofing and siding contractor Classic Remodeling Corp. shares how to choose the right kind of deck for your home.
The house design defines the outdoor deck height. Houses such as raised ranch-style house would have the main living area located on the second floor, which makes it ideal to have the deck connect to it. A stairwell, which can be divided with one or more platforms, can be built to provide access from the yard. The outdoor deck can also be raised to meet the back door’s threshold.
A ground-level deck is similar to a patio, but uses floorboards supported by joists instead of concrete slabs or pavers. Since it does not require support posts, it can be placed on any level surface of the yard. One of the main advantages of unattached decks is that it doesn’t depend on the house design.
You can, for example, have an unattached deck built across the lawn as a space you can retreat to when you want peace and quiet. If you happen to have a roofing or siding contractor performing installation or repairs, you can observe their work without getting in the way.
There is a multitude of options when it comes to deck covers. You have retractable awning, fixed awning, freestanding awning and a deck roof. Whereas awnings are wall-mounted, deck roofs are partly anchored on the roof frame.
This means you will need to consult your roofing contractor about installing a deck roof, as the changes to the roof may void the roofing warranty. It could also introduce roof leaks if the deck roof installer isn’t careful with their installation work. The same applies to your siding contractor if a wall-mounted awning will penetrate part of the siding.
Classic Remodeling Corp. is the roofing company to turn to for all your exterior needs. Give us a call at (201) 228-9006 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Paramus and Hackensack, NJ, and surrounding areas.