Take Your Rooftop Deck to the Next Level

Beautiful rooftop deck with furniture and string lights

If you thought having a swanky rooftop was something reserved for the rich and famous, you haven’t been paying attention to the latest outdoor living trends. In today’s world, rooftop deck design ideas are available for any roof located anywhere. Whether you want privacy, shade, or a combination of these, rooftop deck inspiration is all around you and offers as many different ideas as your imagination can create. 

Now that you are inspired to take your rooftop to the next level, our team here at Rollac has put together some great ideas you’ll want to remember as your roof becomes an outdoor living space masterpiece.

Benefits of a Usable Rooftop

Once you start thinking about the many benefits a usable rooftop will provide you and your family, you won’t be able to get started on the transformation fast enough. 

Along with being able to enjoy a magnificent view of your city, you’ll also add value to your property, which is great if you expect to sell someday. 

Also, think about how your rooftop deck will become an entertainment destination. Before you know it, you’ll be throwing one party after another, making your rooftop the social destination for anyone and everyone.

Decide On Its Function

After you make your list of the benefits you’ll get from your rooftop deck, you’ll need to figure out its function and how that will fit into your lifestyle. 


Should you want to use your roof deck as an entertaining space, you’ll want to consider your outdoor dining needs. Thus, you may want to consider adding an outdoor kitchen to the mix, including a BBQ grill for cookouts. If you do so, a retractable awning can be perfect, since it can let you enjoy rainy days or send the temperature on your roof dropping up to 20 degrees on those scorching summer days.


On the other hand, you may decide your rooftop deck is the spot you want to use only for unwinding and entertaining. If so, you’ll want to focus on not only having comfortable seating and stylish tables, but also privacy exterior shades that come with many benefits and can be raised or lowered without you ever having to leave your chair. 

Alone Time 

Like many people, you may be feeling the stress that accumulates at the end of a hard day at the office. If so, you may decide you want your rooftop deck to be a spot where you can enjoy alone time while you destress and ponder the many mysteries of life. 

To get yourself reinvigorated and ready for what tomorrow brings, you will want lots of privacy, soft lighting that can come from colorful string lights, and a cozy chair where you can sit and maybe listen to some of your favorite tunes. 

Add the Essentials


If those string lights we just mentioned sound appealing, you’ll be like many others who have decorated their rooftop decks. Inexpensive, easy to install, and available in many colors and styles, these lights add a sense of intimacy to your outdoor living space.

Sun and Wind Shading

To completely enjoy your roof deck, you will need to have fantastic protection from the sun and wind once you step onto your rooftop area. To make this happen, we suggest you consider adding an outdoor structure such as a pergola to your outdoor area. 

As for keeping those wind gusts at bay, outdoor patio shades are perfect. Able to stay taut even when wind gusts get quite high, they will also give you just the right amount of privacy.


This can run the gamut, depending on your tastes and how you want to use your rooftop deck. For entertaining and relaxation, outdoor chairs and sofas are perfect. If you plan on having friends and family over for some home cooked meals, add a luxurious patio set of tables and chairs to the mix. Designed to hold up well to the elements and easy to clean, you and your guests will be able to sit back, enjoy great food, and have a few laughs.

Add the Options


If you will be dining on your rooftop, add such features as a BBQ grill and perhaps a bar, where you and your guests can enjoy a beverage or two after your meal. 

Water Features

A great way to add class and elegance to your rooftop deck, water features such as a fountain or even a pool can make the transformation complete. If you have the room to do it, a pool can give you the total package of rooftop relaxation, since you can dine, relax, and cool off on a hot summer day, all the while enjoying plenty of comfort and privacy.


Add colorful plants to your rooftop area. For some people, this means lots of colorful flowers in beautiful pots. For others, this can mean having their very own rooftop garden, where they grow herbs and vegetables. If you’re like us, you’ll want to do both.


Once the sun goes down, being up on a rooftop can mean the temps can drop in a hurry. To keep you and everyone else feeling warm, add a stylish fire pit to your area. Whether yours is large or small, make sure you place it in a spot that is not near furniture or other items that could catch fire.

Enjoy Your Rooftop!

Now comes the easy part, which is enjoying the wonderful rooftop space you have created. Whether you’re by yourself or with many guests, we’re sure you’ll look around and be in awe of just how beautiful that rooftop that was once an eyesore has become.

Contact Us 

If you’re ready to add a retractable awning, outdoor shades, or other great things to your rooftop, contact us here at Rollac to find out all you need to know to get started.