Rooftop decks can be a smart value-add to your home. Here are eight things to consider when planning a rooftop deck.
When it comes to determining the value of a residential property, square footage of living space is one of the primary considerations, but many homeowners forget that living space is not restricted to the interior of their homes. Outdoor living space is a cherished commodity and there is no question that it adds value to the property. This is particularly true in the case of rooftop decks, which are fast becoming a major value-added feature.
Rooftop decks open up views that are invisible from ground level, and at the same time they offer an opportunity to get away from the bustle of earthbound traffic. Building a deck on top of a building, however, requires that you think about some design parameters that don’t necessarily apply when you build a deck at ground level.