What Are The Best Materials For A Deck Roof

Installing a roof over your deck will allow you to enjoy the extra floor space in every season, which is a big plus. However, there are many considerations to make in terms of materials used for the construction. Here are some options available to you. 


Timber (or wood) is commonly used to construct pergolas. However, it can  expand and/or shrink, rot, fade and split over time, especially when exposed to direct elements. This can lead to high maintenance. 

Stainless Steel 

Stainless steel is an excellent option for a deck roof because it doesn’t weaken over time. However do keep in mind that it is a heavy material, and more expensive than wood, but it lasts longer and requires less maintenance. All you would need to do is ensure that it is coated with anti-rust treatments to keep it looking brand new.


Aluminium is a favourite material for deck roofing. It’s much lighter than steel and can look attractive in its natural colouring. This lightweight material is used for roofing, pergolas and retractable roofing. Louvretec Opening closing roofs are constructed of aluminium. Opening Roof louvres open and close up to 180 degrees letting you set and control conditions. Your choice of over 100 different colours to match the design and style of the rest of your home.

Clear Roofing 

Clear roofing options can be an attractive option but do conisder dirt, dust and debris that can be visible. 

Motorised Louvre Roofing 

Motorised louvred roofs over your deck area are a popular deck roof option.Opening Roofs provide temperature and sun control and allow you to enjoy your deck area whatever the weather. 

Installing a roof over your deck areas will be a welcome addition to your home - consider making that roof operable by installing a Louvretec Opening Roof so you can set and control the conditions and create a functional Outdoor Room.