Cost To Build A Deck With Roof

Building a deck with a roof can be a great addition to your home. It will add value to your property, and it can provide you with additional living space. If you’re considering adding a deck with a roof to your home, then you need to be aware of the costs associated with this type of project. The cost will vary depending on the size of your deck and how much work needs to be done.

The materials needed for this type of project can also vary greatly. You’ll need lumber for framing as well as flooring and railing materials. You’ll also need to purchase nails or screws, along with other hardware items like hinges and locksets, which may require an additional permit fee from your local building code enforcement agency before being installed into place during construction time frame needed per square foot – 1-2 weeks depending on size.

Decks are a great way to add value to your home and get the most out of your outdoor space. They transform any backyard, decking over a pool, or simply creating an additional room. But you don’t want to go overboard with your decking and make it look like something from the Titanic. If you want to make sure your roof doesn’t ruin all your hard work, then read on for tips on how to choose the right roof for building a deck with roof.

What is a deck with a roof called?

A roof deck is a type of decking system where the roofing material, whether it be shingles, tile or composite/wood material covers more than 50% of your deck. Roof decks are also referred to as roof decks.

The term “roofing” is not commonly used because it doesn’t always cover the entire area with roofing materials. So you can probably imagine why we’ll just stick with the term “deck”.

How Much Does It Cost To Build a Roof Over a Deck

The most important materials you will need in building a roof over a deck are beams and rafters. The cost of beams and rafters depends on the type of material you choose from and the number of running feet you will need for the job.

Without a doubt, timber is a timeless material that looks stunning in any backyard. Timber or wood is measured in square feet. Redwood is more expensive as compared to cedar, with a difference of $3.

Other materials to choose from are aluminum, teak, pine, and fiberglass. Metal is generally cheaper than timber, so it can be a good alternative if you watch your dollars. While metal is not as popular as timber, it does have its advantages. 

A simple DIY project will cost you around $1250-$1350, including beams, rafters, and fasteners. A well-built roof structure will cost you much more, considering labor, design, and finishing costs. On a high, the total cost could be $10,000 or more.

Here is a list of material versus the much it costs per square feet:

MaterialCost Per Square Foot
Teak $50-$80
Redwood $6-$8

You can expect rooftop deck costs to more than likely run anywhere between $25,000 and $75,000 depending on materials, size, and amenities such as an outdoor kitchen, entertainment system, or bar. You might also opt to create a cover for the deck, so you can enjoy it in all types of weather, but that will also add to the overall cost to build a rooftop deck. Structural engineering may reveal that you need an enormous amount of additional support to carry the load of all the new things you’ve added to the roof, such as outdoor kitchen, entertainment system, or bar.

Necessary Permits

While different states will have different requirements, you will almost certainly need a building permit. When calculating rooftop deck costs, include the fees associated with these permits. Ask your builder or local building department what the local requirements are. It is also advisable to research any zoning restrictions or covenants, conditions, and restrictions of your local homeowners association or community association.   


Obviously, the size of your deck will influence its cost, as the larger the deck, the bigger the final price. This is also true because you may need to add additional support for your roof. Enlist a structural engineer to check the capacity of your roof. 

Cost Considerations

Once you determine the size of your deck, you can calculate the cost of the decking materials with an online calculator to get an idea of the deck price per square foot. Don’t forget other material costs, such as railing and fasteners. You’ll also have costs related to utilities, drainage considerations, amenities, and labor. The larger and more complex the deck, the more time required to install. It is essential to find a contractor with the experience to ensure the integrity of your new deck. 

What is the best option for roof decking?

Now that you know how much it will cost to build a deck with roof, it’s time to decide what type of roof you want. With so many choices, it can be difficult to choose the best option for your new deck. We’ve put together a quick overview of some common options and the pros and cons of each:

  • Wood shakes or shingles – These roofs are made from natural materials like wood and fiberglass and are typically less expensive than other options. They also do not require any maintenance once installed but may need replacement after several years due to weather damage or rot (depending on what kind of wood is used).
  • Metal – Metal roofs come in many shapes and sizes but are generally very durable as well as low-maintenance over time since they don’t need paint or staining like most other types of metal structures would require on top surfaces exposed above ground level such as fences etc; however they tend toward being heavier than other options when installed so you may want more experienced help if installing yourself versus hiring contractors

How tall should a deck roof be?

The height of your deck’s roof will depend on several factors, including the size and shape of your backyard. The general rule is to make sure that it is at least seven feet high so that you can comfortably walk under it without bumping into the top edge. If you have children or pets who like to run around outside and play ball with friends, then you may want a higher roof that provides more room for them to move around safely. A 10-foot high deck would work well in this scenario because it provides plenty of space for people and animals as well as some privacy from neighbors looking over fences or through windows onto patios next door or across yards across fences between houses in close proximity.

What is the difference between rooftop and roof deck?

If you are building a rooftop deck, then the surface you walk on is called roofing, and it’s what holds up the decking. Roofing can be made from metal or concrete. If you’re building a roof deck, the structural support for your surface is called “roofing,” which could be made of wood or other materials.

Gable Roofs

Gable roofs are the most common roofing choice for outdoor spaces. They offer an attractive appearance and functional design, as well as providing a lot of shade over your deck. Gable roofs can be built easily, and they’re relatively easy to maintain when compared with some other designs (such as hip or shed roofs).

Gables make use of triangular beams that create triangular spaces at each end of the structure; these are called gables. To build a roof like this, you would need to install rafters that extend from wall to wall at right angles to each other (or parallel). Then you would install additional support beams in between these two sets of rafters so that they connect at their tops and bottoms (like picture frames). Finally you would install shingles or tiles over all three sides—one side being open for air flow through vents or windows—to fill out your gable-style roofing system.

Hip Roofs

Hip roofs are a good option if you want to add more space to your deck. Hip roofs can be made from wood, metal or plastic and feature large sloping sides that provide additional headroom while also allowing for larger windows on the sides of the house. You should consider adding a hip roof if you have limited space in your backyard but still would like an outdoor living area that is roomy enough for entertaining guests.

Shed Roofs

The shed roof is the cheapest and easiest option to build, as it doesn’t require any complex framing or constructing. You can choose to frame your shed roof as a gable or hip roof; both options are less expensive than other types of roofs because they don’t require rafters or beams to support them.

The shed roof has a low profile and is more suitable for smaller spaces like balconies, patios, and patios. Shed roofs also have many practical uses such as a platform for hanging plants from hooks on the underside of the decking planks that create pockets of growing space in otherwise unused areas.

Gazebo Roofs

Gazebo roofs are similar to shed roofs, but feature a higher pitch. This increases the surface area of your gazebo, allowing for more room or storage. You can even use it to cover an existing structure like a deck or patio. Gazebo roofs can be made from metal, wood or plastic and installed on an existing deck, or built as standalone structures with their own posts and beams.

How to decide which roofing option to go for

When deciding which kind of roof to go for, there are a few factors that you should consider. The first is the style of your home. If it has a pitched roof or gabled windows, then you might want to consider having an angled overhang on the deck so as not to spoil the aesthetic.

Another thing to think about is budget; if there’s one thing we’ve learned in our years working as contractors, it’s that every client has their own requirements and expectations when it comes to cost. In some cases, this means that they’re willing to spend whatever it takes to get something built exactly right; in others cases though (especially if they don’t have much money), they may need help saving money where possible and using cheaper materials where necessary without sacrificing quality too much.

The third factor is size: how big do I need my deck? This will determine both how many people can fit on there comfortably at once (and therefore how many planks/boards etcetera will be needed) but also whether or not a roof structure would even fit across its surface area.

In conclusion,

With so many options available, it can be difficult to know which is best for your deck. The key is knowing how much space you have and what kind of look you are going for. It’s important to consider factors like cost, maintenance, and durability when deciding on a roofing material.

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