Ohio City Rooftop Deck
This rooftop deck project was installed on top of the Fries and Schuele’s building in Ohio City. There was an existing wood deck that was in need of some attention. What our client decided was to start from scratch. Cover the same footprint but then expand the deck to the upper level. To do this, a staircase was required that led up onto the roof of a penthouse suite.
Being part of a homeowners association, the choices where already made. The railing needed to be exactly the same as the other units and decking needed to be a version of grey. Our client chose Azek deck in Slate gray for the decking. This would give him the low-maintenance that he desired when paired with the required aluminum rail.
Due to the location our clients unit there was no choice but to move all this material by hand, up and down the elevator up to the 6th floor. His unit was located towards the center of the building so a crane could not reach the location. The old deck had to be disassembled and taken down by hand and the new deck materials would be carried up on the return trip. After spending a couple of days moving materials up and down, construction was ready to start. Being a mid-summer project, construction was smooth-sailing, completed with time to spare. Once the deck was constructed, we had to custom order the railing, which ended up taking a few weeks to fabricate. For obvious reasons the deck was off limits during this time.
With the railing installed, our client’s rooftop deck project was completed and ready for our client to enjoy in the weekends and evenings.