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What is a deck with a roof called?

Depending on where you live, a deck with a roof could be called different things. What do you call a deck with a roof?

Since we are Kansas City area deck builders, we will first address the local terminology. Archadeck of Kansas City’s clients typically refer to a deck with a roof as a covered deck. However, other terms relating to these outdoor living spaces are: covered porch, open porch, and more simply, a porch.

A deck with a roof is often called a covered deck.
Covered deck in Prairie Village, KS – by Archadeck of Kansas City

Why are decks with roofs so popular?

These days, many clients inquire about designing their deck to include a roof. Obviously, covered decks provide more usability by offering protection from rain and harsh sunlight. But at Archadeck of Kansas City, we know that deck roofs can provide much more than that. They are striking architectural features, and can be custom finished inside with pine or cedar wood tongue and groove. Deck roofs can also be outfitted with electrical installation for lighting, ceiling fans, and radiant heating, which makes the deck even more usable – at night, during hot summer days, and even on cool days. Not only that, but if you really want to add a roof to your deck project, but fear it might make the interior of your home too dark, we can add skylights to your roof.

A covered porch roof can have heating, lighting, fans, and skylights.
Prairie Village covered deck with lighting, fan, radiant heating, and skylights – by Archadeck of Kansas City

What if your deck builder says you can’t have a gable roof on your new covered deck?

Archadeck of Kansas City designs and builds many covered decks with gable roofs. It’s the most requested roof line for our decks! If you have received a quote from another deck builder, who says they cannot build your covered deck with a gable roof, call on the design-build experts at Archadeck. One complimentary design consultation will allow us to determine whether your new deck can accommodate a gable roof! Not every local deck builder offers gable roof design and building.

Also read: Can I have a gable roof on my covered deck or screen porch?

Covered deck in Johnson County, KS – by Archadeck of Kansas City

What if you don’t want to fully cover your deck?

No problem! Archadeck of Kansas City builds many combination outdoor living spaces. If you prefer to have only a portion of your deck covered, we can design your space to have one covered area along with an open-air area. With a covered deck and open deck design, you can have the best of both worlds.

Leawood, KS covered deck and open deck design – by Archadeck of Kansas City

If you want to add a great focal point and ambiance to your covered deck, consider a custom outdoor fireplace for your space!

Also read: Can you have an outdoor fireplace on your deck?

Is a roof your only option for a covered deck?

While roofs are very popular, some folks prefer partial sun protection provided by a pergola. Pergola covered decks also popular, because pergolas are beautiful design features. Like a roof, a pergola can be equipped with electrical installation for fans, lighting, and more.

Also read: Pergolas vs. Roofs – Do I want a pergola or a roof?

Lee’s Summit, MO covered deck with pergola – by Archadeck of Kansas City

Are you ready to design and build your dream custom covered deck? Choose Archadeck of Kansas City as your deck builder.

We are locally owned deck contractors in the Kansas City area, who have been designing and building custom decks since 2001! Call to schedule your covered deck design consultation at (913) 851-3325 or email us at kansas-city@archadeck.net.

Bonnie and Dan Hall, Archadeck of Kansas City Owners
Bonnie and Dan Hall, Archadeck of Kansas City Owners