One of the best things about a screened in deck is it can be heated. In fact, your deck could be heated quite easily allowing you to enjoy your outdoor living space during the colder months of the year.

NA Deck - Top Heating Options for Your Deck

Heating Your Enclosed Deck

These are becoming increasing popular as more and more people look for ways to maximize the amount of use they get out of their outdoor living space. Portable heating units are great, but if your deck isn’t properly enclosed, the heat will escape the area quickly and you won’t feel continuous warmth.

When heating your enclosed deck, you should consider the amount of space you’d like to heat, the efficiency of the heating system you choose, and any safety hazards which might accompany heating your deck. We took these factors into consideration and found four of the best options for heating your deck this winter:

Freestanding Heat Lamps

Heating lamps that are freestanding generate heat either with electricity, natural gas, or propane. They are not the most efficient option, but they are good for heating small decks, are portable, and don’t take up too much space.

Wall or Ceiling-Mounted Heaters

These heaters are one of the safest options available for enclosed deck heating and are perfect for decks lacking in available floor-space. Installing heating units on the walls or ceiling reduces the risk of small children or pets knocking them over or burning themselves (so long as they are properly guarded). The radiant heat these units give off is abundant and will heat large enclosed decks well.

Tabletop Heaters

Though they have a lower heat output than other options, tabletop heaters are great for small spaces where guests are seated closely when your deck is occupied. They are perfect for decks primarily used for intimate gatherings or family meals.

Gas Fire Bowls & Pits

Wood fire pits are not recommended for enclosed decks, as the flames and smoke need plenty of space and oxygen to burn and disperse. Luckily there are gas-fired options available that are both efficient and safe for your enclosed deck. The flame is typically lit atop glass pieces or volcanic rock. These fire bowls and pits can also be used as decorative pieces or focal points for your deck, as they come in different shapes, sizes, and colors.

North American Deck and Patio LLC is a Maryland deck construction company specializing in the designing and building of custom decks, patios, porches, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation on your next decking project.

Why Choose North American Deck and Patio

pool deck landscaping design waterscape design installation lawn and landscaping design

Our 30+ years of experience and accumulated knowledge sets us apart from our competitors. We have designed and worked on a variety of different landscaping projects each customized to fit the needs of the customer. Our expertise allows us to ensure that you get exactly what you want – and we’ll even back it up with a warranty.

Request a Free Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

North American Deck and Patio is the Reliable Maryland Deck and Patio Company delivering consistent results guaranteed by an honest warranty.

Thousands of Happy Customers

“Jim at North American patio and deck's came up with the most ingenious way of utilizing our small very slanted very water drained environment and turned it into a virtual oasis. Making this deck the envy of all our ambitions and gem for the community.”

– C. Cross

google stars

View Areas Served

Anne Arundel County Deck and Patio: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Deck and Patio: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Calvert County Deck and Patio: Dunkirk (20754), Chesapeake Beach (20732), North Beach (20714), Prince Frederick (20678), Owings (20736), Solomons (20688).

Howard County Deck and Patio: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Deck and Patio: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Deck and Patio: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

St. Marys County Deck and Patio: Leonardtown (20650), Mechanicsville (20659), Lexington Park (20653), Piney Point (20674), Tall Timbers (20690)

na landscaping and design