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TOP 2021 Roofing Over Deck Ideas
June 14, 2021

Do you want to install a new roof over your deck but ran out of ideas? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. You’ll learn all there is to know about roofing over deck ideas in the next 3 – 4 minutes.

Roofing over the deck is a great way to cover your deck. It has a lot of constructive ideas that beautifies your home and increases its outdoor appearance. The ideas presented here are updated and can be used anytime. However, the results will vary based on your deck, roof, and your roofer. Whether it’s a shed, gable, or hip roof, you can never go wrong with these tips.

Advantages Of Roofing Over A Deck

  • It gives shade and makes your home dry during rain or snow period.
  • It makes your home beautiful and appealing to the eyes
  • It keeps bugs away and increases the value of your home.
  • It increases the square foot of your house
  • You can add it to an existing deck.

Types Of A Roof Over The Deck

Gable Roof

This is the most popular of all types, usually triangular. The Gable roof type makes room for proper drainage of snow and rain.

Shed Roofs

This is the most suitable for small and long decks. However, it can’t handle a small deck that has depth.

Hip Roofs

This roofing requires more aesthetics than other types of roofing. This is because it’s designed to go downward, leaning on the wall, to pass down snow, rain, etc.

Hip roofs are extremely difficult to build because of their complexity, structure, and design, unlike gable and shed roofs that are super easy to build and less strenuous.

There is many roofing over deck ideas you can use with these basic types. But without thorough planning, a roofing deck can endanger the lives of you and your family. For instance, if you install a roof with more weight than the deck, it can cause a collapse or serious damage to your home. This is one of the reasons why you must talk to your local roofer. To do proper planning, design, and use a reliable support system to install your roof. Of course, you won’t have to worry about all these if your roofer is involved. Unfortunately, though, not every deck is qualified for roofing over the deck. But from the onset, your roofer would tell you if it’s eligible or not.

Roofing Over Deck Ideas

Roof Extension

It goes over a deck area, while in some cases, it doesn’t. Roof extension is darker than other roofing ideas like a pergola, pavilion, awning, etc. Because it has solid walls attached to it, depending on the roofing and kind of home, it can be either 2 or 3 walls. It also lasts longer than other roofing ideas, but it’s costlier as well. It also improves the outlook and beautifies your home.

Roofing extension covers and protects your home from rain and snow. It’s recommended to cover a deck with it.


This is used for homes that have first-class designs. It’s excellent for small decks. It has a great appearance and structure. Though it doesn’t protect you from rain, snow, etc., it is a good place to relax and enjoy yourself.

Pergola costs a lot of money to install and needs to be maintained properly. It looks so cool and good, but from a functional perspective (what it does), it doesn’t do the main work of a roof. If this is not a drawback, it will be its special and unique advantage over others.

With a pergola, you don’t have to worry about where you get fresh air or relax. It’s made for that.


This idea is exorbitant. But it is extremely good if you need a flexible roof. Though it has two types: fixed and flexible. But it’s best known for its flexibility and aesthetics. The flexible material is made from fabric that you can stretch or retract.

You have a choice to choose any of the two. You either go for the flexible or fixed. It’s also good for relaxation and protects you from rain and snow. It might be open, but you can get good scenery from there.

There are about eight different types of awning, and each costs several thousands of dollars to purchase and install on your deck. Though less expensive to its alternative but expensive for an average homeowner. The following are the eight types of awning:

  • Patio Awnings.
  • Pergola Awnings.
  • Freestanding Awnings
  • Conservatory Awnings
  • Vertical Awnings
  • Domestic and Commercial Awnings.
  • Full Cassette Awning
  • Semi Cassette Awning


It also has two types, namely: Portable pavilion and permanent pavilion. It provides shade to the deck and protects your house during winter.  The permanent will be constructed on your deck by the roofers. While you or your roofer will set up the portable. A pavilion can have both a covered and uncovered side. And can be tight sometimes.


Gazebos are great for having breakfast, launch, and dinner. You can use it to set up your dining room. It can stand alone or add to a roof like an extension. Depending on what you choose

Screened In Deck

It helps against bug protection. Though it doesn’t protect against sun and rain, it sure does a good job. There are some screen in the deck that has bug protection and provision of rain and sun

Louvered Roof

A louvered roof can open up or close up with interlocking sheets.

Have you ever seen or heard about homeowners escaping through the roof when attacked by robbers?  If yes, that’s a louvered roof. It closes and opens with interlocking sheets.

These seven roofing ideas can be implemented in your various homes, depending on your choice. You can pick any of the ideas, contact your roofer and implement them immediately on your deck. For inquiries or more fantastic ideas, get in touch with Royal Renovators, 118-35 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375 (718) 414-6067 https://www.nycrenovators.com/.

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