3 Reasons Your Deck Needs a Roof

Posted May 26, 2022 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Patio and Walkway, Pergola, Videos

Your new deck or porch in Center Valley, Pennsylvania should be a place for friends and family to relax without worrying about painful sunburn, unexpected rain, or other elements ruining the party. When properly designed and built, a new covered porch or deck can enhance your lifestyle and increase the value of your home.

Here are three reasons why you should consider a new covered deck or porch in the Lehigh Valley:

  • Protect your new deck and furniture from the elements

Many homeowners have been considering an attached roof to escape the summer heat and protect their new deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania from the elements.  This is because protecting your new deck from the elements can prevent costly repairs and keep your new deck looking new all year round.

But, once you’ve decided on a new covered deck or porch in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, you will need to select the best materials that will work within your budget and understand how the roof material will match the existing architecture of your home. Since a roof can be made of a variety of materials such as wood, aluminum, vinyl, or even clay, it is important to understand how each material will hold up over time and how each decision will impact your budget very early on in the process of designing your new backyard or you might run into expensive change orders throughout your build.

How to select the best material for your covered deck in Bethlehem, PA →

  • Allow indirect light into your home, making your home feel bigger and brighter

Skylights can let natural light into your space which can help brighten up your home, but if you have minimal shade surrounding your space skylights could make your home too warm during the summer months. This is why it’s important to carefully consider the placement of your skylights on your new covered deck or porch in the Lehigh Valley if you want to reduce your utility bills.

We know how expensive it can be to replace or repair a bad installation of skylights on your new covered deck or porch in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This is why your MasterPLAN designer will help you see exactly where your skylights will be placed and understand how they will impact your home as a whole. This eliminates costly construction errors, change orders, and other inconvenient surprises throughout your build.

  • Add comfort features that will extend the use & enjoyment of your new deck

You deserve a new porch in the Lehigh Valley that provides the perfect combination of space, comfort, and features that naturally extend the footprint of your home while enhancing your lifestyle. This is why you need a designer who can help you understand the possibilities and see exactly what your new covered deck or porch in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania could look like– no surprises!

We never want you to feel like “you need to have it all figured out” before you contact us. From the very first conversation, our designers are committed to helping you and your family uncover and visualize all of the possibilities for your new outdoor living space.

This is why we begin every conversation with a series of questions that allows us to understand exactly how you want to use your new covered deck or porch in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Our Love Your Design Guarantee ensures you never accrue unnecessary change orders. We will revise your custom design with no additional cost until we get every detail just right. This proven process helps you avoid wasting time and money when it comes to building your new outdoor living space.

How to avoid change orders when building your new outdoor living space →

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

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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