Adding a Covered Deck
After a hiatus, I am back to posting. Work required extensive travel over the past couple years, limiting my progress on the project.
A covered deck is the latest addition. The motivation for this project was two-fold: add space for relaxing and entertaining, while reducing the energy footprint of the house.
A deck is the perfect way to take advantage of Southern California’s nearly perfect year-round weather. Adding a roof makes it a nice extension of the house’s living space for entertaining or a children’s play area.
The roof has the added benefit of shielding the house’s southern exposure from the hot mid-day summer sun. The addition reduced the heat gain on the back portion of the house by five degrees. Over time this addition will pay for itself in lower energy bills and reduced maintenance on doors and windows.
I designed the deck to include expose timbers to further accentuate the craftsman vibe of my bungalow. I am still finishing up the trim work but I like difference already — see the transformation below and tell me what you think…