If you’re looking for covered deck ideas, you have plenty of options. From totally enclosed spaces to semi-protected areas, you can find a deck covering that works for your space and style. Whether you live in a hot, arid region, or somewhere with harsh winters, a covering can offer several unique benefits:
- Adds beauty and uniqueness to your outdoor living space.
- Protects your pristine deck surface from weathering agents (although TimberTech® deck boards are a highly durable deck material, extra protection never hurts).
- Allows you to spend more time on your deck by offering some or total protection to you and your family.
Discover covered deck ideas below that work for a variety of environments and design preferences.
1.) DrySpace™: A Secluded Space Below
Expand your outdoor living space with covered deck ideas like DrySpace™, an under-deck water management system. DrySpace is a vinyl application that covers your deck’s exposed joists and redirects rainwater and moisture away from your deck and home. Plus, it gives you a clean, finished-ceiling look.
*AZEK’s use of the mark DRYSPACE is with the consent of DrySpace, Inc., in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (www.dryspace.com). AZEK and DrySpace, Inc. are not affiliated in any way. Neither company warrants the goods or services of the other.
Making Your Space Below, Yours
Create a Secluded Lounge
With DrySpace, you don’t have to worry about the rain putting a damper on your outdoor gathering.
Outfit your under-deck space with comfortable furniture where you and your family can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the forecast.
2.) Pergola: An Elegant, Semi-Protective Shelter
Not all covered deck ideas are solid structures. A pergola is a decorative way to provide some protection to your deck’s surface while enhancing your deck’s design. The closer together the slats of the pergola are, the greater the mitigation of direct sunlight. Still, with completely open sides, a pergola allows you to enjoy the feeling of being out in the open air, without quite feeling the full brunt of the elements. Plus, with pergola kit, setting one up can be easier than you expect.
Making Your Pergola Yours
Add Decadence With Draping Decor
The slats of a pergola are perfect for hanging decor, such as an elegant canopy to further block the sun or string lights to bring in a soft glow.
3.) Screened-In Porch: Over-Head Protection With a Breeze
Looking for covered deck ideas that deliver complete over-head protection, but don’t sacrifice the breeze? Go with a screened-in porch. A screened-in porch functions like an outdoor family room and is ideal for warmer climates. That said, a screened-in porch can also give you a cozy place to bundle up and watch the snowfall if you find yourself in a colder climate.
Making Your Screened-In Porch Yours
Bring the Indoors, Out
With extensive protection from the elements, a screened-in porch allows you to enjoy many indoor luxuries outdoors. Consider adding electronics like a TV for entertainment or a fireplace to keep warm on cool nights. You can also give your family the chance to eat al fresco via outdoor dining — without the bugs.
Now that you know the benefits of covering your deck and have some great covered deck ideas, the next step is to plan for your build. To ensure your project gets done right, partner with a TimberTech-registered contractor who can use their product-specific knowledge to build you the perfect deck covering.