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Roofs for Outdoor Kitchens

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 09:25 AM

Roofs for Outdoor KitchensThe smell of burgers fill the air, the LSU game is on in the background, there is a cool drink on the table, and while the burgers simmer you reach into the fridge to grab some cheese, all of this while enjoying the nice breeze, chirping birds and sunshine.   That’s right, all the comforts from the inside of your home, comfortable furniture, television,  and other electronic luxuries, mixed with the natural beauty of your Baton Rouge backyard.  Outdoor kitchens are becoming a more and more sought after amenity around the capital city. 

Whether your outdoor grilling and game watching sanctuary is something you add on to your existing home or something that is being designed as part of a new construction, the roof that protects it needs to be an important consideration.


Being able to take in the game, watch the news, or even enjoy a movie outdoors can be a very enjoyable experience.  It enhances your entertaining and allows you to keep an eye on the kids, the steaks and the Tigers all at once.  But between a flat screen television, cable box, surround sound system and DVD player, there is a lot of vulnerable equipment that can be exposed to the elements.  Having a solid roof, made of the right materials with the best craftsmanship is crucial.


To make the great outdoors even greater, upgrading from a vinyl table and old lawn chair to actual furniture is a must.  Most outdoor kitchens are designed to have only one direction exposed to the elements, this allows for the “peace of mind” to have higher quality, and more comfortable, furniture outside.  With that being said, having the best possible roof to protect these pieces is a must.


Between the convenient bar, sink, built-in grill, entertainment and great new social setting, you may not step foot in your house between Saturday and Sunday.  However it is crucial that when adding this new element that you take every measure to ensure the roof will protect your new investment. 

Existing Structure

When adding an outdoor kitchen to your home and your existing roof, you’ll have a few more variables to take into account.  First, take inventory of the state of your home’s roof.  Are there any problems?  Do they call for a total replacement or just a repair?  Is it still aesthetically pleasing? How will the new roof of the outdoor kitchen blend with the existing roof?  These are all key questions that need to be answered to make sure you get the most out of this new area of your home.

These questions, and more, can all be answered by a trusted, local roofer.  For over 50 years Cribbs Incorporated has been taking care of every sheet metal and roofing need for homeowners in the capital area.  The new popularity of outdoor kitchens is no different, and the team at Cribbs can answer any new roofing questions you may have.  For more information, click here.

Topics: Roofing for Outdoor Spaces