The options for outdoor spaces are virtually limitless—allowing you to enjoy the outdoors for the majority of the year, with some protection from the elements. From sunrooms, to decks, to awnings, and more, there are many ways to experience the outdoors based on your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic.

Who benefits from outdoor spaces? Virtually everyone! Additionally, if you are a business owner, outdoor spaces can often increase your revenue and bottom line. From restaurants to day care centers, increasing your usable space just makes sense.


A sunroom is an enclosed area, attached to your home or business, that is designed to increase your usable space while enjoying the sun and warm weather, while still protecting you from rain, bugs, etc. Sunrooms include a roof, walls, and large windows that let the room take advantage of the natural light. Often, these windows can be closed during inclement weather, and opened with a screen during warmer weather.

Sunrooms are highly customizable—you can select the shape, size, colors, and even flooring type that you would like. Additionally, electrical outlets can be installed, allowing for space heaters to enjoy the sunroom even in colder weather.


A deck is essentially an elevated outdoor floor attached to your home. It allows you to enjoy the outdoors without sitting/standing on grass or dirt.

Decks are also highly customizable. Materials range from pressure treated wood to capped polymer. You can also select the size, style, shape, color, and even board design and style. Features can be added including railings, lights, and even built in seating and storage.

Deck to Sunroom?

Did you know that often an existing deck can be transformed into a sunroom? The deck will act as the base and floor of the sunroom, and walls, windows, and a roof will be added.

Crews will evaluate your deck’s support, size, and integrity to determine if this transformation is possible.


Adding an awning to a deck or porch can allow you to enjoy your outdoor space even when it’s raining, and it can also protect you from direct exposure to UV rays. Awnings can also extend the life of your deck and protect furniture and carpets.

Awnings come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles—and some even include sensors which can automatically operate your awning when sun or wind is detected!


By installing windows and/or screens in place of a door, you can turn your garage into a space that your family can enjoy even in rainy weather.

Screens can even be installed that retract, and allow for you to still access the garage for your car when you are not using the space.

Think Outside the Box

Would your house/business benefit from a carport? A covered walkway? An accessibility ramp with a roof or awning? Just because it’s not a standard deck or sunroom doesn’t mean that we can’t help.


There is so much that can be done with your outdoor space to allow you to enjoy it for the majority of the year, and regardless of the weather. Contact us today for an evaluation, and to discuss what might work best for your home/business, 585-400-7663 or office@400roof.com.