How to Enhance A Rooftop Deck With Wood

How to Enhance A Rooftop Deck With Wood

Rooftop decks are becoming more popular nowadays and there are so many cool ways you can make use of the space. Whether you’re designing a commercial or a residential terrace, there are endless ways you can incorporate wood into the design due to its strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal. If you’re in need of ideas, here’s how to enhance a rooftop deck with wood and creative additions to make your terrace the perfect hangout space.

Decking and raised areas

One of the best ways to enhance a rooftop deck is to cover the floor with wooden decking. Decking is extremely durable and you can create raised areas to give your patio varying levels and sections. You can also have the wooden boards installed in different angles and patterns to add to the design. Opt for a light wood for a modern look, or a more rustic finish for something a little more characterful.

Shaded areas

A rooftop deck is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine. However, in the height of summer, it’s also nice to hide from the sun especially when you’re eating or relaxing. Create a shaded area with a wooden pergola and install climbing plants to create a jungle-like feel. Paint the pergola white, or leave it with a natural finish, and place a sofa or dining table underneath to provide shade from the sun. You could also wrap fairy lights around the pergola to illuminate your deck in the evening.

Wooden planters

Wood is a great material to use outdoors as it blends seamlessly with plants and trees. Wooden planters are a lovely addition and they can be used for different types of plants to brighten up your space.


If your rooftop is on two levels, get a lovely wooden staircase built to connect the two spaces. You could also get a small platform space built with stairs leading up to it to give your rooftop another dimension and decorate it with a large comfy chair or lounge chair for sunbathing.

Fenced areas

Depending on the size of your rooftop deck, you can create separate areas using fences. This is common for those with young children, as you then have an enclosed play area that’s away from things like the stairs, the BBQ, and other potential hazards. A fenced-off area is also a good idea if you have pets and want to create an outdoor space for them to enjoy.

Are you looking for a Vancouver carpenter to enhance your rooftop deck with wood? Get in touch with us today to talk more!

Laurie Kingdon
Written by Laurie Kingdon

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