This roof deck in South Philadelphia was made completely out of pressure-treated wood. This selection allowed the homeowners to add several luxuries rather than maxing their entire budget on the more expensive composite material. Pressure-treated wood requires maintenance once or twice a year but, as you can see, the right color stain and sealer can make it sparkle.

Noteworthy aspects of this roof deck include the hidden-fastener screw system for the floor, so there are no screw holes or splitting of the deck boards. We also used a horizontal railing design for the standard height railings and six-foot privacy fence. We built a floating bench for some relaxation between raised planter boxes. The custom-built galvanized steel spiral staircase has 42” high railings for safety and diamond plate treads to prevent slipping.

The fully functional prep kitchen and grill station includes a sink with hot and cold water, outdoor refrigerator, electrical outlets, repurposed granite countertops and custom-built cedar storage cabinets.