How to Choose the Right Type of Deck for Your Home
One of the benefits of living in a warm climate like Arizona is the ability to spend a large amount of the year outdoors. Because of the temperate climate that we have, you’ll find that houses in Arizona tend to make use of their outdoor spaces with add-ons like decks, pools, and gardens. In addition to adding style and sophistication to your home, decks are the perfect place to hold barbecues and social gatherings, as well as to simply relax and enjoy nature. Here at RENCO Roofing, we’re a premiere Arizona roofing contractor, but we also specialize in adding decks to houses.
Types of Decks
Our contractors install a wide variety of different types of decks on Arizona homes. Here are some of the most popular:
One way to make use of your rooftop space is by getting a roof deck installed. Of course, this is only possible if your home has a flat roof, but roof decks add style, value, and practicality to your home. You can use the roof deck year round without needing to worry about maintenance, and it will give you a great view of the surrounding area as well as a place to relax with family and friends.
There are a few different types of roof decks, including green roofs, pallet decks, paver decks, and tile roof decks. Thanks to its simplicity and affordability, the most popular choice is wood. Roof decks composed of tile are a bit more expensive, but can add a ton of unique style to your home.
If you have a large backyard that you’d like to utilize, adding a backyard walk deck is a great way to do so. The options for backyard decks are nearly endless, and once you have one installed, you can add furniture and sun-coverings to make it feel like home. To protect against the brutal Arizona heat, we can even add electric or solar energy for fans.
Outdoor Dining Space
Similar to a roof deck, an outdoor dining space is specially made for hosting barbecues and parties. Depending on your needs, you can get an outdoor dining space made that can hold all the weight that an outdoor kitchen requires, or you can get a simpler one just for a grill, a table, and some chairs.
Deck Surfaces and Coatings
When you choose to get a new deck installed, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to surfaces and coatings. People seeking a cost-effective material will want to consider pressure-treated lumber. If you’re looking for beauty and quality and price isn’t a consideration, natural woods like red cedar, redwood, and mahogany are what you should look for. Finally, if you don’t want to bother with a lot of maintenance, plastic and composite are materials that you should consider.
As far as coatings go, here are three of the most popular types:
Rubber: If you have a wood deck, rubber is the best coating option. It has to be reapplied every two to three years.
Cementitious: This type of coating is commonly used in the arid climate of Arizona. It’s reliable, durable, and affordable.
Fiberglass: The main reason to use fiberglass coating is the fact that it’s waterproof. Fiberglass is also low maintenance, sustainable, and long-lasting.
Trusted Arizona Deck-Builders
If you have questions about what type of deck is right for your home, contact our expert deck-builders at RENCO Roofing today. We’re happy to provide guidance and offer suggestions. Contact us today to get the ball rolling!