Amenities you need for your covered deck and covered patio

Posted March 25, 2021 in 3D Design, Attached Roof System, Blog, Design/Build, Pavilion

Have you ever found yourself really wanting to just sit in your backyard to relax, but quickly realize that is not possible? Perhaps it’s because the sun is too bright to properly see your laptop, the rain drenched your outdoor furniture, or the lack of breeze just makes your yard feel uncomfortable. You know spending time outdoors is important, but it’s really difficult when you don’t love your backyard.

This is why you should consider adding an attached roof structure over your new deck or patio in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Not only will it offer protection from the elements, but it will also allow you to select amenities that will make sure you are always comfortable using your new outdoor living space.

Here are a few amenities to consider for your attached roof structure:

  • Allow natural light into your outdoor living space and home with skylights on your attached roof structure

Most Lehigh Valley homeowners neglect to consider how important natural light is until the construction of their new covered deck or patio is complete. This causes them to waste their valuable time and hard-earned money installing skylights post-construction. This is not fair!

We know that you don’t want to feel like you’re living in a cave and we think you deserve to save money on your utility bills. This is why we help our clients strategically design and build roof structures with skylights that will allow up to five times more light and provide plenty of warmth. Our proven process helps you save you money by reducing your energy bills!

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  • Keep cool under your attached roof structure with ceiling fans

Unlike standing fans, ceiling fans have the benefit of being overhead and out of the way. This will leave you with plenty of space to cook, entertain, and relax in your new outdoor living space in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. But, outdoor ceiling fans vary in features, specifications, and sizes. So you will want to make sure you select the right outdoor ceiling fan for your new covered deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania.


When choosing your outdoor ceiling fan for your new covered deck in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, be sure to select an outdoor-rated, wet location ceiling fan. A wet location outdoor ceiling fan is best for all covered patios or covered decks. The wet-rated outdoor ceiling fans can withstand ice, snow, intense rain, and can even be hosed off for cleaning if needed.

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  • Combine a pergola with your attached roof structure to add style and flexibility

We realize that sometimes you want sun and sometimes you want shade in your backyard. For the perfect ratio of sun to shade you might want to consider a roof/pergola combination. This custom feature can add a touch of elegance to your new covered deck or covered patio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. But you will want to make sure you select the right materials to make sure your new roof/pergola combination in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania does not require a ton of maintenance.

For this new outdoor living space in Easton, Pennsylvania, we helped the homeowner select a no maintenance pergola material that is wrapped in vinyl and azek. This design-first approach made sure this family never needs to worry about sanding, painting, or other costly pergola maintenance!

Planning a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that it is a significant investment. So you might feel overwhelmed thinking about all the important details that will complete your new outdoor living space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you- to help them make all the important decisions about their new outdoor living space. We have worked with customers ranging from areas in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, and Western New Jersey. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize their home value, help families fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments!

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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