What is a rooftop deck?
Subsequently, one may also ask, can you build a deck on your roof?
Roof Top Deck Construction. Building a deck over a flat roof is very similar to building a deck over a concrete patio. These decks are often referred to as “floating,” as they are not secured in place as a stand-alone structure. First, you must make sure the roof is strong enough to support 55 lbs per square foot.
Additionally, how much does it cost to add a rooftop deck? For a homeowner to add one, the typical cost for a rooftop deck is $25,000 for a basic deck, and a more elaborate deck with an integrated grill, bar or kitchen has to be built in to the framing of the home as well as the foundation, said Marnie Home's Oursler.
Likewise, people ask, are roof decks worth it?
If you don't have any other outdoor space, a roof deck is a definite plus. If you've already got a yard, even a small one, a roof deck may not worth as much.
What is the best roof decking material?
The most common materials for this are oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood, both formed of layers of wood bonded into a panel. Plywood used for roof decking is typically called sheathing and carries a grade stamp indicating its load and span ratings and other performance factors.