the best rooftop patio options for windy areas

Did you know that adding a rooftop patio can add $30,000 to $50,000 in value to your property? And that’s just for residential. Commercial properties stand to increase their value even more.

If you’re a general contractor or architect working on rooftop patios in windy areas, you’ll want to choose the best rooftop patio option. This ensures your client’s outdoor space is as functional as it is beautiful.

This blog post explores the options for creating a rooftop patio in a windy environment. Keep reading to learn more about your commercial rooftop patio options.

Plan the Layout

Just as you would any other kind of patio, start by planning the layout of your rooftop oasis. You’ll want to consider the following factors:

  • The size and shape of the patio
  • The location of the furniture
  • Whether or not you wish to include a pergola or other type of shelter
  • The best way to keep the patio area private

Once you have a solid rooftop patio idea, you can start thinking about the next steps in the details of your space.

Take a look at the building itself. Is it a high-rise in a dense urban area? If so, you’ll want to consider wind patterns when planning your patio’s layout. The last thing you want is furniture or d├ęcor to get blown off the edge!

Pavers and Tiles

Pressed concrete pavers are a good flooring option for a windy commercial rooftop patio. By making pavers smaller, thicker and heavier, we can increase wind uplift rating to building codes in most areas of the country.

In more extreme cases where hurricanes are common, pavers may need to be adhered to or pinned down with additional accessories.

Ipe deck tiles with wind uplift clips are another excellent option. Our Ipe deck tiles have kerf cuts in the corners that allow them to be pinned down to the pedestal with our wind uplift locking system. When installed on every pedestal across the roof, the deck becomes one interconnected unit where no individual tile can blow off on its own.

Let’s Talk Turf

Turf on fiberglass grates is another popular option because it’s durable and easy to clean.  Turf is also versatile as it can be used for pets, lawn games, or just hanging out.  The turf can be adhered to the fiberglass and/or be wrapped around the edges of the grates and screwed into place to prevent it from being lifted in high winds.

Final Touches for Your Rooftop Patio

With some planning, you can create a beautiful and functional rooftop patio that can withstand even the strongest winds. Choosing the right furniture and flooring materials and considering your patio’s layout allows you to enjoy your outdoor space year-round, no matter what the weather brings.

If you’re looking for a rooftop patio that can weather any storm, contact Skydeck USA. We have over 25 years of experience creating beautiful and durable rooftop patios, and we can help you design the perfect space for your home. Visit our website or give us a call today to learn more.

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