Rooftop decks can provide extended living space and a place to relax and recharge. Designing a rooftop deck to be as comfortable and durable as possible is key to having peace of mind and actually enjoying the space.
Much like roof tiles and shingles, roof deck flooring will receive constant exposure to sun, wind, rain, hail, and falling debris. This means that the material that you choose should be highly durable and able to withstand these daily conditions.
Things To Consider When Building A Rooftop Deck
If you are building a rooftop deck and weighing your flat roof deck flooring options, there are a number of things to consider:
Weight and structural support
Ease of installation
Tools needed for installation
Roof Decking Options
There are a variety of rooftop deck flooring options when it’s time to give your rooftop deck new life:
One of the least expensive roof deck materials, pressure-treated wood creates a beautiful natural look and can be stained to match your design. This material does require regular maintenance and should be restained or repainted periodically, to keep it looking its best.
Concrete pavers are durable and long-lasting, but their weight may require structural changes to the roof frame in order to install them safely. They are also prone to stains, which isn’t ideal if you’re going to be entertaining in the space.
If you’re really going for a natural look, you can install a fake grass roof deck covering. This is a quick and inexpensive option, but it may not fit the aesthetic that you’re going for.
Synthetic, or composite, pavers are made with recycled materials and offer a sustainable, durable, and beautiful option for rooftop decking. They are lightweight, so there’s no need for additional structural support, and they can be installed using standard household tools, so installation can be done by a homeowner or contractor.
Porcelain comes in a variety of colors and styles. They are fire-resistant, making them a safe and elegant option for rooftop decking. They may cost more than other materials, but their durability and stain resistance may make the cost worth it.
Plastic rooftop decking can give your rooftop deck a wood look without the maintenance. It resists fading and can usually be found at a lumberyard, making it easy to access. In some cases, it can look fake or inexpensive, but there are options that look like higher quality to choose from. If it does fade, it may be difficult to match the original color if you need to make repairs later in time.
Benefits Of Aspire By Brava
Our pavers are one-third the weight of traditional concrete pavers, so they put less load on the structure, making it easier to get to where they need to go.
Durable And Stain Resistant
A rooftop deck is meant to be used and enjoyed, so you don’t want to spend any time worrying about stains from dropped food or sauce, or cracks and scratches on your rooftop deck flooring that can result from everyday wear and tear. Aspire Pavers are stain-, scratch-, and crack-resistant, so you can enjoy yourself rather than having to constantly worry about the roof deck flooring.
They also resist cracking from freeze/thaw cycles as well as harsh weather, mold, mildew, and moisture damage.
Easy Installation With Standard Household Tools
Aspire pavers are easy to install for contractors and homeowners alike. When you resurface a roof deck with our patented grid system, you can do it in less than 40% of the time that traditional concrete pavers require. In addition, you won’t have the hassle and mess that comes with the sand, gravel, and tempering that are required to install concrete pavers, which makes this an easy weekend project rather than a huge undertaking.
Our Resurfacing Pavers can be installed directly onto your old roof deck with our patented grid system, and they can be cut to size using a traditional jig saw or miter saw for easy customization.
Other than routine cleaning to make sure there’s no buildup of mold or mildew in shady areas, our pavers don’t require any maintenance to keep them looking beautiful for many years to come.
Made From Recycled Materials
Our pavers are made from up to 95% post-consumer recycled content, making them a green solution for your roof decking needs. They are made from recycled plastic waste and tires.
Available In Multiple Colors And Sizes For A Custom Design
We offer four unique colors — Boardwalk, Olive, Redwood, and Waterwheel — and three different sizes — 4” x 8”, 4” x 4”, and 8” x 8” — so you can design the perfect outdoor space.
Our Resurfacing Bullnose Paver and Resurfacing Transition Pavers also create beautiful border designs and transitions from one surface to another.
Contact the experts at Aspire by Brava today to begin designing your perfect outdoor oasis.