Deck Cover Installation in Northern Virginia

Highly Rated Deck Covers For Your Home

So, you have a beautiful deck in your backyard that’s perfect for entertaining… unless it’s rainy outside or the sun is brutally hot. Have you considered installing a cover over the space to help you get more use out of it year-round? Deck covers are not only visually appealing but they make your outdoor living area more functional for everyday use. 

Below, you’ll learn more about different types of deck covers and how to choose the best one for your space. If you have any questions as you plan your backyard upgrades, the experts at Sunburst Construction are here to help you. Please call us at 703-406-0914 or contact us online to request a free estimate for your deck cover installation.

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Different Types of Deck Covers to Consider

As you plan your deck cover installation, get to know more about the different options available to you. No matter your preferred design aesthetic or the size of your deck, there is a cover option that will perfectly fit your space. As your Northern Virginia outdoor living expert, we are here to help guide you in making the right decisions for your space. 

  • Pergolas: These open, airy structures provide partial shade while allowing sunlight to filter through. To create a natural, green look that adds to the ambiance, consider adorning your pergola with climbing plants. 
  • Screened enclosures: These covers create a fully enclosed outdoor space, offering protection against insects and inclement weather while allowing you to enjoy fresh air and natural light. 
  • Solid roof covers: Solid covers, which are often made from aluminum, offer complete protection from the elements and can be designed to match the architectural style of your home. 
  • Louvered roof systems: These covers feature adjustable slates that you can open or close to control sunlight, ventilation, and rain exposure, offering you a versatile shade option. 


“We used Sunburst Construction twice now and were more than pleased with the end result both times. We had them complete a 2 phase, 2 level deck for us. The upper level deck with pergola was done in 2019 and the lower level deck with built in spa was installed in 2020. It is just a great outdoor living space for us and we could not be more happy. The construction is solid and all the lines are straight. Workers could not have been better to work with and other than a few minor struggles with language communication, they completed exactly what I was asking for – as it was a custom deck that I wanted built exactly as I had envisioned in my mind. They exceeded my expectations.”

-Gary Cazenas

How to Choose the Right Deck Cover for Your Space

Consider the following factors to help you feel confident you’re selecting the best option for your family’s needs. 

  • Determine what’s most important to you: Think about how you plan to use your deck and how much sun protection you want, considering things like shade, privacy, and rain protection. 
  • Set a budget: Determine how much you want to spend to help you see which options will fit in that budget. Then, explore our special offers to see what saving opportunities are available.
  • Consider different materials: Do you want a patio cover made from aluminum, wood, vinyl, or fabric? Each option has pros and cons and specific maintenance requirements, so keep that in mind when making your decision.

Benefits of Covering Your Deck

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of adding a cover to your deck. 

  • Protection from the elements: A cover helps provide shelter from harsh sunlight, rain, and wind, so you can use your outdoor space year-round. 
  • Furniture preservation: One of the easiest ways to care for your outdoor furniture is to protect it from weather-related damage like fading from UV rays or deterioration from moisture. 
  • Better energy efficiency: A deck cover can provide shade to adjacent indoor areas, helping to keep your home cooler. Over time, this could reduce your energy costs. 
  • Increased property value: A thoughtfully designed deck area can add aesthetic and functional appeal to your home, potentially increasing its resale value.
  • Reduced glare: By providing shade, your cover can help reduce glare, helping to protect your eyes and making it easier to use electronic devices while outside.
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Why Choose Sunburst Construction?

As your local outdoor living expert, our goal is to help you create a more beautiful and functional backyard space for the right price. For more than 25 years, we’ve been working with homeowners like you to bring their backyard dreams to life, earning a reputation for being a company focused on high-quality work and excellent customer service.

Schedule Your Deck Cover Installation

Are you ready to add the perfect shade structure to your backyard? Call us at 703-406-0914 or contact us online to request a free estimate.

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Deck Cover FAQs

How long will it take to install the cover over my deck? 

The time will depend on the size of the structure and the complexity of the installation. In many cases, we can complete the project in no more than a few days, but we’ll discuss the specifics of your timeline when we meet with you.

Can you install a cover over my existing deck?

In most cases, yes! To be sure, we’ll evaluate your existing deck’s structure to ensure it is strong and stable enough to support the cover.