One of the biggest decisions to make, when it comes to installing a deck, is whether to create a deck that is covered or one that isn’t. Both styles have their advantages.
When it comes down to choosing what works for your home, you’ll have to answer a few questions:
- What will you primarily be using your deck for?
- Which seasons will you be using your deck?
- What part of your home will your deck attach to?
If you are looking to use your deck for a variety of purposes, including entertaining, eating and relaxing, then a covered deck is probably more appropriate. If you want to utilize your outdoor deck throughout multiple seasons, a covered deck provides a layer of protection from precipitation, as well as debris.
Those wanting to use their deck for sunbathing or using a hot tub would probably prefer an open deck. A traditional deck provides a nice space to relax, as well as total exposure to the sunshine. If you’re only planning on having your deck attached to the back of your home, as opposed to wrapping around, an uncovered deck may more suitable.
It is possible to incorporate elements of both styles of the deck into your overall design. If you have one area of your deck that you will be used as an outdoor kitchen, you can cover that particular area and have the rest uncovered. This is a versatile way to utilize your deck however you want.
For those living around Pretoria, DeckOne Decking is available to tackle your decking project. We can help you envision the end result and plan for an appropriately covered or uncovered deck.
Ready to get started designing a patio? Give us a call today at 082 540 8464 or request a free estimate online.