Why should one choose a rooftop deck instead of a backyard one?
We believe that even though backyard decks and patios do give you the opportunity to experience the outdoors when it comes to barbeques or just bathing in the sun, entertaining your friends and family, but having a rooftop desk takes you beyond these points, especially when you have a stunning view that comes with the rooftop deck. having a rooftop deck feels like escaping the city, without having to pack your tent and go into the wilderness, especially when you have that clear view of the sky at night.
Is rooftop construction one of the services you offer?
Decks Repair Chicago is specialized in rooftop decks construction. We have years of experience in planning, assessing and building rooftops in Chicago and Chicago land area. If you are interested in having a new rooftop deck for your home or your office building, or for your residential building so that your tenants can enjoy the beautiful views of Chicago's skyline, Decks Repair Chicago is the perfect company to contact.
How fast can you start the construction of a new rooftop deck?
There are certain steps that we need to follow for each project we get involved into, and the rooftop deck construction is no exception. Whenever we are asked to build such a deck we start by making sure that the particular roof is strong enough to support an average weight of 55 lbs. per square foot. Your safety and the integrity of the building are at stake, especially when it comes to older buildings that did not have a rooftop deck in the first place. This is a critical step that can decide the next parts of the project.
Do I need to get all the permits and approvals for a rooftop deck construction?
We know how valuable our clients time is and that is why we do the best we can to not waste it. We do work closely with all our clients for every project, but while we keep you in the loop and consult with you on certain aspects like the design and the materials when it comes to technical details and paperwork, we take the matters into our own hands. After we inspect your rooftop to make sure it is suitable for a rooftop deck, we move to the next step, which is the planning. This particular step involves you the most since we love to take your input into consideration so that the final product fits your needs and ideas the best. Once we have that in place, we will take care of all the paperwork and apply for all the permits the state requires, in order to be able to start the construction.
How do you approach the safety of the work environment, especially for a family with kids?
As we mentioned before, your safety is one of our priorities. That is why we make sure from the beginning that your roof is appropriate for the installation of a deck. Once we establish that, we have the plans and the necessary permits, the work area will be off-limits for your family, especially for the kids. We do invite you to check the progress, but never without one of our staff around. We use enclosures to limit access and all our professional workers wear proper equipment on the construction site. Our work ethic and care for details helped us along the way to avoid any kind of safety issue that might occur. So rest assured that you and your family will be in good hands throughout the entire time the project is underway.
Will the final construction be in compliance will all the rules and regulations?
Yes, there is no doubt about it! This is our commitment not only to our company but to all our clients as well. We are very careful in planning and applying for permits, and also throughout the construction time, to make sure none of the rules the City has in place are broken or even bent. We use a watertight EPMD rubber membrane over the top of the roof deck for protection against water infiltration in place of roofing materials along with “sleepers” or flat 2x6’s laid on their profile every 16” on top of the roof surface. This will provide the surface for us to attach the decking. We are very careful with all the materials we use and we always make sure that our work and the final construction is made within all the rules and regulations of the City of Chicago so when we finish the job you won’t have to worry about anything than enjoying your outdoor rooftop deck.
How long will it take until we can enjoy our rooftop deck?
Once we come to inspect your home and come up with the plan that best fits your needs, we can give you a rough estimate of how long it will take us to complete the project. However, we cannot give you a certain time frame due to several factors that might influence it. It depends on the weather, and we all know that Chicago weather can be tricky sometimes, it depends on the type of building we will be working on, on the materials we use and the design you choose. Even so, we will not waste a second of your time and we will have the rooftop deck ready for you as soon as possible so that you can plan your next barbeque with friends and family sooner rather than later.
Is it possible to have a personalized space and not a regular rooftop deck?
Of course! We strongly believe that each project is unique and each client needs to see their input in the final project. The rooftop deck is for you to enjoy, after all. So we pay close attention to all your ideas, needs and requirements and we go above and beyond to give you the perfect space you need. We are here to help you all the way, and if you need inspiration in choosing materials or furniture or to find the best place for your barbeque, our designers can give you examples of other projects we worked on that can become a source of inspiration for you. For us, no job is too small or too big, and we never leave the site, until we know that our client is beyond satisfied with the new addition to their home.