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Expertise & Experience in Covered Decks
At Big Decks, we redefine outdoor living in St. Louis. Our collection of covered decks is a testament to our commitment to quality, style, and functionality. Each deck is designed to transform your outdoor space into a haven of comfort and beauty.
Whether you are looking to increase the living area of your home to host memorable gatherings, enjoy quiet moments of solitude, or simply enhance the value of your home, our covered decks offer the perfect solution. Explore our range and discover how a Big Decks covered deck can elevate your outdoor experience.
St. Louis County
Ballwin, Manchester, Kirkwood,
Eureka, Webster Groves
St. Charles County
St. Peters, O’Fallon, Wentzville,
Harvester, Lake St. Louis
Troy, Moscow Mills
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The Benefits of a Covered Deck
Covered decks are more than just an extension of your home; they are a sanctuary that bridges the gap between indoor comfort and the beauty of the outdoors across three seasons. Imagine a space where the transition from spring’s freshness to autumn’s crispness is seamless and enjoyable.
These decks adapt to a variety of weather conditions. Popular additions include fans, lighting, and heaters to transform your covered deck into a cozy retreat or a breezy haven as needed. On a warm summer evening, the gentle whirl of fans and soft lighting creates the perfect ambiance.
Moreover, a covered deck provides a front-row seat to nature’s most captivating performances. Whether it is the soothing rhythm of a gentle rain or the dramatic display of a gathering storm, you can enjoy these moments from the comfort of your deck.
Outdoor Entertainment Made Easy
A covered deck from Big Decks transforms your outdoor entertainment experiences, ensuring that they are not just memorable, but also weather-resistant. No longer will the unpredictability of weather cast a shadow over your meticulously planned outdoor parties. Whether it is a sunny barbecue day or an overcast evening soiree, the shelter provided by a covered deck guarantees that your event goes on without a hitch. It is invaluable in St. Louis, where weather can throw you for loops. Plus, at a party, you have to worry less about attendees milling around the kitchen; they are more likely to sit down outside and relax.
In addition to providing a reliable party venue, covered decks simplify the integration of audio/visual components into your outdoor setting. Gone are the days of needing bulky, weather-resistant equipment that often compromises aesthetics and performance. With the protection offered by a covered deck, standard A/V equipment can be utilized, allowing you to choose from a wider range of high-quality products.
Whether it is setting up a high-definition television for a sports event or arranging speakers for music, the process becomes straightforward and hassle-free.
Less Maintenance, More Durability
The relentless sun and rain wreak havoc on decks, leading to wear and tear that demands upkeep. However, our covered decks are strategically designed to withstand these elements better than regular decks. By providing a protective shield against harsh sunlight and heavy rainfall, these decks maintain their condition longer. This protection not only preserves the deck’s appearance but also its structural integrity. Say goodbye to frequent maintenance, repainting, and repair.
Furthermore, this enhanced protection directly translates into a longer lifespan for your deck. With reduced exposure to damaging UV rays and moisture, the deck’s wood and finish retain their quality and strength over time. This longevity is not just a matter of practicality but also an economic advantage. Investing in a Big Decks covered deck means investing in a lasting addition to your home.
Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces: A New Realm of Possibilities
A covered deck paves the way for additional features like outdoor kitchens and fireplaces An outdoor kitchen creates a space where cooking and socializing blend seamlessly. An outdoor fireplace fireplace creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for chilly evenings. The protection afforded by the covered deck ensures that these features are not only more usable throughout different seasons but also protected from the harsh elements that can cause wear and tear.
Screened Decks: Embrace the Outdoors, Minus the Bugs & Rain
Our screened decks at Big Decks offer a serene escape right in the comfort of your backyard. Imagine a space where you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, feeling the gentle breeze and listening to the rustle of leaves, all while being comfortably shielded from the less pleasant aspects of the outdoors. This barrier against bugs is especially crucial during the warmer St. Louis months when evenings are perfect for relaxation outdoors.
Beyond the protection from insects, our screened decks also offer a degree of shelter from other elements. Light rain, falling leaves, and even wind-blown debris are kept at bay, ensuring your outdoor retreat remains clean and comfortable. The screens also add an element of privacy, creating a cozy, intimate environment where you can relax without the feeling of being in the open.
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Ceiling Types: Vaulted, Flat, and Coffered
Flat roofs on covered decks maximize light in the space, because they reflect light evenly. Unlike vaulted or irregularly shaped ceilings that can create shadows and uneven light distribution, a flat roof ensures a consistent spread of light across the deck. This feature is creates a bright and inviting outdoor area, ideal for both daytime and evening use.
For space-constrained covered decks, flat roofs are compact and unobtrusive, where a pitched or vaulted roof might overwhelm the space or simply be impractical. A flat roof maintains a low profile, ensuring that the deck does not appear too bulky or out of scale with the rest of the home.
From a cost-efficiency standpoint, flat roofs generally require less material than their pitched counterparts, which can result in lower costs for materials. The simplicity of their design also means that they can be quicker and less expensive to install.
Coffered ceilings are characterized by their three-dimensional sunken panels. It is a dramatic and sophisticated appearance that can transform an ordinary outdoor area into an elegant and visually striking space.
One of the lesser-known advantages of coffered ceilings is their ability to absorb sound, thereby reducing echo and reverberation. This is particularly beneficial if you plan to use your deck for entertainment purposes, like an outdoor home theater or music room, where sound quality is paramount. Audio will be crisper and clearer.
Coffered ceilings also have the ability to create an illusion of increased height. The recessed panels and the shadows they cast give the impression of a higher ceiling, making the deck area feel more spacious and open.
Vaulted ceilings, when integrated into the design of a covered deck, transform your outdoor space. They create a feeling of expansiveness, making even a modestly sized deck feel more spacious and airy.
It’s not just the good looks. Vaulted ceilings on a deck serve practical purposes. They provide the perfect opportunity to incorporate additional windows or skylights, which brighten and warms the space.
The high, open structure of vaulted ceilings also plays a role in acoustics, as the large upper space can effectively absorb sound, reducing noise levels and creating a more serene atmosphere.
Ceiling Materials: From Classic to Contemporary
Choose from a variety of materials including tongue and groove, vinyl soffit, and PVC. For the roof, we offer AZAK material or vinyl, balancing aesthetics with durability.
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Timber-Framed Covered Decks: The Enduring Choice
At the heart of our offering is the timber-framed covered deck, a pinnacle of durability and elegance in outdoor living.
Here is why our timber-framed decks, specifically those crafted from Douglas fir, stand out:
The Douglas Fir Advantage
Douglas fir, known for its exceptional strength, surpasses the performance of traditional cedar in weather resistance, ensuring your deck withstands the test of time and elements. The inherent strength of Douglas fir makes it ideal for supporting the weight of a roof, guaranteeing decades of stability and safety.
Beyond its practical benefits, Douglas fir brings a natural, warm aesthetic to your deck. Its fine grain and rich texture contribute to a visually appealing outdoor space that complements any architectural style.
Our focus on using timber framing, specifically Douglas fir, is not merely an aesthetic choice but a strategic one. By choosing materials known for their longevity and resilience, we ensure that your covered deck remains a lasting feature of your home.
Every timber-framed deck we create is tailored to your specific needs and preferences. From the initial design to the final touches, our expert craftsmen pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a deck that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.
Pergolas: The Art of Open-Air Shade
Pergolas, a signature offering from Big Decks, are open-roof design with straight rafters that create a delightful blend of openness and shade. This architectural feature allows you to enjoy the warmth and light of the sun while providing a comfortable amount of shade. Whether it is lounging with a book, enjoying a meal, or hosting a social gathering, a pergola adds a touch of elegance and comfort.
At Big Decks, we understand that each outdoor space is unique, and so are the needs of our clients. That is why we offer personalized pergola designs, crafted from either PVC or timber, to match your specific requirements and preferences. PVC pergolas offer a modern, low-maintenance option that withstands the elements with ease. Timber pergolas, on the other hand, bring a classic, natural look that complements the organic beauty of your outdoor space.
Gazebos: The Ultimate Outdoor Retreat
While pergolas are celebrated for their open-air design, gazebos go a step further by providing more protection from the elements. With their completely enclosed roofs, gazebos are the perfect refuge from the intense midday sun or an unexpected rain shower. Gazebos create a distinct, enclosed space, ideal for those seeking a more private and sheltered outdoor environment, whether it’s for dining, relaxation, or social gatherings.