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The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Rooftop Deck

Rooftop decks are great value-adding features for any residential or commercial property. Especially in densely-packed urban areas where outdoor space is at a premium, utilizing your rooftop for a functional gathering space can make your property more enticing to buyers, renters, guests, or clients. However, there are certainly ways that you can go wrong by creating a rooftop deck in the city. If you want to ensure that you’re adding the most value possible to your roof deck, follow these dos and don’ts when undergoing your renovation.

Do: Opt for durable paving products

Rooftop decks are plainly exposed to the elements: rain, snow, sleet, ice, direct sunlight, and more. Temperature fluctuations and other weather conditions can take a toll on outdoor living areas, so it’s important that you choose a durable paving product for your roof decks. Tile Tech’s porcelain pavers are some of the most durable paving solutions available, with practical features like slip resistance, heat resistance, thermal shock resistance, and much more. Completely nonporous, porcelain outdoor pavers won’t stain, and they also require no sealing. They’re the perfect low-maintenance, high-durability solution for residential and commercial roof decks.

Don’t: Use dark-colored pavers

Durability is an important factor in a rooftop deck paver, but you can go a step further by choosing eco-friendly roof decking. Tile Tech’s Cool-Roof pavers are solar reflective, making them suitable for LEED-certified projects. Made of premium, ultra white, raw materials, our Cool-Roof pavers have a high reflective value and low emissivity rate that help to reduce the heat island effect. This effect, created by the density of dark-colored roofs in urban areas, has been known to contribute to global warming. Our Cool-Roof pavers also help reduce your building’s overall heat absorption, thereby reducing heating and air conditioning usage. By utilizing eco-friendly Cool-Roof pavers for your roof deck, you can create a lighter and brighter roof space while reducing your building’s impact on the climate and even saving on utility bills. 

Do: Add low-maintenance greenery with turf trays

Green spaces are few and far between in urban areas, so creating a vibrant green oasis on your rooftop is hugely valuable. Artificial turf is a beloved solution for rooftop decks because of its lightweight and low-maintenance practicalities. There’s no need for soil, resodding, or daily watering that may weigh down your rooftop. Instead, you can enjoy a perfect green roof deck year-round with minimal maintenance thanks to Tile Tech’s Turf-Tray. Turf trays can be used in conjunction with artificial grass products and our adjustable deck supports a level green space that can be installed in just a matter of hours. Add a pop of color to any rooftop space on any budget with Tile Tech turf trays and adjustable deck supports.

Don’t: Cut corners

Many property owners can be tempted to opt for low-quality pavers, or no pavers at all, once they get to the rooftop of their building. Seen as secondary to interior renovations, roof decks can sometimes be relegated to the end of the budget, resulting in cheap, last-minute paving solutions. However, rooftop spaces require safe and functional porcelain outdoor tiles, or you can risk safety hazards that make the deck a liability. When you choose Tile Tech’s roof pavers, you can rest assured that you’ll have a high-quality, level roof deck that is safe for guests and tenants without breaking the bank.

Rooftop decks are an extremely desirable quality in any residential or commercial property. If you’re seeking to increase the value of your building, Tile Tech pavers can help you easily create a functional rooftop space within budget with our durable porcelain pavers. Call us today at (888) 380-5575 to find out more about product selection. We’d be happy to provide you with a free catalog, product sample, or quote for your next project.