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Can you build a roof over an existing deck?

There are some instances where a roof can be built over an existing deck.

However, it is not likely that Archadeck could just show up at your home and start building a roof on top of your deck. Open-air decks are not typically built with a future roof addition in mind. There are situations, where additional structural support can be added in order to support the weight of a new roof. Here are a few great ways that you can have the covered deck you long for!

Can I build a roof over an existing deck?
Covered deck design by Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills

Build a new deck now, plan a deck roof later.

Archadeck of Greater Denver works with each client to fulfill their outdoor living needs within the budget they have allotted. Some of our clients build their dream outdoor combination spaces in phases. They might build a new deck this year, an adjoining patio next year, and so on. We can help you plan for a cover on your new deck by adding proper support for a future roof or pergola addition.

Covered composite deck as part of an outdoor combination space.

Build a deck roof without attaching it to the existing deck.

There are situations that allow Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills’ design-build team to install a roof as a completely separate structure than the deck. This would mean that the roof could be attached to your home on one side, and have its own post supports on the outside corners. This is a great way to add a roof to an existing deck.

Expansive composite deck with deck roof by Archadeck of Greater Denver

Can I cover my existing pergola to make a roof on my deck?

Yes, you can! Turning your existing pergola into a roof is possible with Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills. We’ll help you achieve a dry space beneath your existing pergola, atop your deck or patio, with the SkyPoly Hercules System. This pergola cover option is a fantastic way to convert your pergola-covered deck to a true covered deck. The Hercules System covers are UV resistant and guaranteed not to leak at connections. These pergola covers can additionally withstand up to 40 pounds per square foot of snowfall and are wind and hail resistant. The Hercules pergola covers give Mother Nature a run for her money – keeping your covered, dry space up to 15°F cooler than the world outside it!

SkyPoly Hercules System, a pergola and roof in one!

Trust Archadeck with your custom pergola, deck, patio cover, or outdoor combination project throughout the Denver Metro.

Put our experience to the test for your new custom outdoor living design. We have been designing and building outdoor living structures throughout the Denver Metro since 2011, including these areas:

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We want to be your choice for Metro Denver deck builders. Our team of Design Consultants, deck designers, and deck installers is eager to help you create the outdoor space you long for. Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills is eager to earn your business. Call (720) 704-1556 or fill out this form to schedule a complimentary design consultation with Archadeck of Greater Denver and the Foothills.

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