3 Reasons You Should Cover Your Deck

Posted March 23, 2023 in Attached Roof System, Blog, Covered Patio, Decks, Design/Build, Fire Feature, Furniture, General, Infrared Heater, Outdoor Living Room, Patio and Walkway, Pergola, Videos

A 2022 report from Remodeling magazine shows adding a new deck was one of the top 10 outdoor improvements of last year. The better news is that experts expect that trend to continue in 2023. The study also shows that adding an attached roof structure to your new deck will also add a ton of value and comfort to your lifestyle.

Here are the top 3 reasons you should consider building a new covered deck or new covered porch in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

  • Protect your investment 

A covered deck or covered porch can certainly help you escape the summer heat or unexpected rain storms. But more importantly, it will help you protect the new furniture and other features on your new deck or porch in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Protecting your investments from the elements will minimize maintenance, prevent costly repairs, and keep your investment looking new all year round.

Some homeowners worry that a completely covered deck will ruin their chance of enjoying any sun. But the sun’s rays in mid-July can be brutal, and an unexpected rainstorm can ruin a great dinner or party. So a smart addition to any outdoor space is a roof and pergola combination that can allow you to enjoy the perfect ratio of sun to shade.

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  • Save on cooling costs 

There are many factors that can contribute to high cooling costs during the summer months, but an attached roof structure can actually help the hit to your wallet! An attached roof system will block out the sun, reducing the need to touch the thermostat. However, this does not mean that an attached roof system will block out all light inside the home, making it a cave. Strategically placed skylights in the roof will block out 95-99% of the sun’s UV rays but allow natural light to filter back into your home at the same time!

When choosing materials for your new covered deck or porch, it may seem that you have an infinite choice of any material on the market. But, just like outdoor furniture, the types of material that your covered deck or porch is made from will have a large impact on overall lifetime and durability. Since each material will impact your new space differently and you don’t want your investment to look out of place make sure you work with a partner who can help you select the best material to match the architectural style of your home while considering how it will impact the overall comfort of your space.

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  • Extend the use of your space

If you feel like you don’t use your backyard enough, you can add months or even full seasons to the livability of your new covered porch in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, or new deck by adding an attached roof structure. Your new covered deck or porch will keep you protected from rain, sleet, snow, or too much sun while allowing you to add comfort features such as bromic heaters, skylights, ceiling fans, fireplaces, and more! But we understand it can be difficult to determine what comfort features will really add the most value when your decisions feel rushed or pressured.

Since we never want you to feel like “you need to have it all figured out” before you contact us, we offer a Love It or Revise It Assurance that protects you from unnecessary change orders, design fees, or other unexpected expenses. To ensure every detail of your custom outdoor living space is just right, we will help you revise your design with no additional cost BEFORE your build begins. This proven process helps you avoid wasting time and money when it comes to investing in your new custom outdoor living space.

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Whether it’s a simple deck or an elaborate outdoor kitchen design with chef-caliber features & a custom fireplace, we know the right custom outdoor living space with a covered deck will make your new outdoor living space the perfect place to create lifelong memories.  But, we get that you don’t want to work with a swimming pool contractor who will waste your money. And you don’t have time to waste managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other essential details.  You are not alone!

Let us eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. We have partnered with hundreds of homeowners like you to make your unique transformation journey stress-free. Our award-winning design/build process will ensure you never need to communicate with your HOA and township or deal with the hassle of obtaining building permits, engineering, scheduling, or inspections. We will handle all the heavy lifting when it comes to designing & building your new outdoor living space so you can enjoy watching it come to life and feel completely confident you will be proud of your investment.

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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