The roof must be able to support 55 pounds per square foot at a minimum. Since most roof decks are “floating” structures that sit on top of flat roofs, it's crucial to weatherproof the roof below the deck to prevent water from seeping into the home. You'll need to install a waterproof rubber membrane over the
I had also managed to build some furniture, support my family, and finish many roof decks and gardens. Along the way, I developed a straightforward and elegant system for building urban rooftop decks. Urban Requirements City clients who have outdoor space and are willing to spend top dollar to improve
The views, however, are often better from the porch roof. If built properly, the porch structure is substantial enough to support outdoor living space above, so why not take advantage of it and build a rooftop deck? In “Decking Over a Roof” (FHB #246), Emanuel Silva shows how to build such a structure. Here
One of the most overlooked types of decks are rooftop decks. Yet, what better location is there to take advantage of wonderful views? This rooftop deck you see here is a perfect example. I built the railings and deck on the rooftop of this boat house overlooking a beautiful Okanagan lake. Rooftop deck over a boathouse.
Now, several years ago this three-story building I'm standing on top of was renovated very nicely into a number of loft apartments. And the person who bought the top apartment, Clif Sparkman, decided he'd like to develop an outdoor entertainment area for he and his family. Well, he had rooftop access,
Details for Building Rooftop Decks. Rooftop deck panels lift for cleaning (C) Daniel Friedman. [Click any image to see a larger, detailed version]. Decks over living spaces can be detailed various ways, but all should have the following elements: Along-lasting membrane roof sloped at least 1 4inch per foot, designed to drain
The first challenge was to design deck railings that would not only look good, but also allow roof. MAY JLC 2002. BUILDING A. Deck Over. Living Space by Thomas Buckborough. BUILDING A. Deck Over. Living Space. Sloped framing, a carefully installed membrane, and good flashing details are key to this watertight roof