A deck is an outdoor space that, nowadays, every home must-have. Nothing is more elegant than a covered deck. Living in the Spokane area with extreme weather conditions, you’ll want to choose materials that can withstand the elements.

There are various deck cover ideas to choose from for the best material for your patio cover. Whatever material you choose, make sure that it is durable and will last for many years.
– Aluminum is a durable and long-lasting material that can provide excellent protection from the sun and rain. – Awnings are one of the most popular ways to cover a deck. There are many different styles and colors to choose from.

  • Arbors can be placed over a deck to provide shade and a place to hang plants or lanterns.
  • Pergolas are a type of arbor that is usually made of wood.
  • Gazebos are like pergolas, but they are usually made of metal or vinyl.
  • Lattices can be placed on the sides of a deck to provide privacy or shade.
  • Canopies are another great way to provide shade. They can be attached to the house or freestanding.

Important factors to consider when planning a covered deck:

  • How much sun or shade do you get?
  • What’s the purpose of the patio?
  • Do you need privacy from neighbors?
  • Do you want to be able to see into the yard to keep an eye on the kids?
  • Is entertaining important?
  • Will you be cooking outdoors?

The direction of your deck to the sun, like a hot west-oriented location or cold-northern exposure, will also affect what type of cover is best for you. If your deck is in a shady location, consider awnings, pergolas, or even trees as part of your design. If you have some budget for it, you can also consider retractable motorized screens that can be used to protect your deck from the sun, wind, and bugs.

No matter what type of covered design you choose, make sure to include plenty of ventilation so you can enjoy the outdoors, even on hot days. Adding fans or misting systems can help keep your deck cool and comfortable. And if you want to use your deck in the evening, consider adding outdoor lighting to extend your time outside.

Hiring a professional to install your patio cover can help ensure that it is installed correctly and will last for many years. Finally, regular maintenance is key to prolonging the life of any outdoor structure, including a deck cover. Inspect your deck cover regularly for signs of wear and tear, and make repairs as needed.

What are you waiting for? Get started on your covered deck today!

Family owned and operated, Dynamic Decks has more than 20 years of experience building decks for Spokane families. We are happy to provide a quote or additional information about your deck design. Ask about railings, covers and pergolas and lighting – our team can install everything you need to complete your outdoor living area. Get an estimate by calling Dynamic Decks at 509-464-3325.