If you’re planning to build or replace a rooftop deck, you probably want it to last for a long time. Because most rooftops are fully exposed to the sun and weather, the conditions on a rooftop deck can be punishing. That’s where durable decking material and a well-designed rooftop deck system can help.
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The fully exposed, unprotected weather conditions on a rooftop deck are not your only enemy, though. Low clearance decks also have their own issues, so you must plan wisely. Know that the lower the clearance of your rooftop deck, the more difficult it is for moisture to escape. Trapped moisture can lead to mold, potential rot, and unhealthy conditions. It can also affect the durability of your decking.
There are two basic options for building a rooftop deck, sleepers or a deck frame system. There are benefits, and drawbacks, to each rooftop deck installation method.
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Sleepers are typically wooden 2x4 lumber laid flat on a rooftop or balcony that the decking boards may be fastened to. Yes, it is true that sleepers can be used to create a little separation between the rooftop and the bottom of the decking boards. This method is fast and easy and less costly than other rooftop deck installation options.
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Another option for a durable rooftop deck installation is the Eurotec deck system. The Eurotec rooftop deck system consists of aluminum joists and adjustable deck pedestals to create your rooftop deck frame. The rooftop deck pedestals are adjustable so you can create a perfectly level deck easily. The Eurotec components allow you to use full length decking boards for a great look.
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Eurotec rooftop deck system uses aluminum joists and adjustable deck pedestals for the frame
There are lots of benefits of using aluminum joists rather than conventional framing lumber for a rooftop deck. When you compare wood joists to Eurotec aluminum joists, here are a few of the main differences:
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