Our Process

Learn how the Chicago Roof Deck team can take your ideas and turn them into a reality. Concept to final product.

step 1
Gathering Info: Tell us about your design and construction needs.

We would like to know about the space we will be creating for you and whether it is a house, condo, or commercial space.

Be prepared to tell us your objectives for the space whether it's a patio, firepit or a rooftop deck. It is also beneficial to discuss the scope and general goals of the project in addition to an estimated budget (Don’t be nervous: we will help with this). In most cases, we’ll ask additional questions via phone or email.

At this time we will request that you email site photos, roof plans, survey and measurements of your outdoor space. Let’s schedule the initial consultation meeting!

  • Intake form and phone call
  • Discuss scope / goals
  • Send us photos / inspiration
  • Talk budget
  • Design deposit
  • Establish timelines
  • Schedule a meeting with decision makers
step 2
Initial Design Meeting: We will meet in our Design Studio at 1859 N. Elston to discuss ideas and begin design.

We will meet in person to further discuss your 'wish-list' and define project goals and design style. We charge a design fee to begin drafting and rendering the design and plan. On site reviews are scheduled as needed. Let's schedule the design and proposal meeting!

  • Preliminary layout
  • Define style / program
  • Set project goals
  • On site review as needed
  • Review rough concepts prior to second meeting (for condos/commercial spaces)
  • Set up design retainer if needed
step 3
Design Presentation: We will present the design concepts and project budget.

In this presentation we will walk-through the concept plans and 3D renderings of your specific outdoor space, as well as an Á la carte menu of the project budget. A construction deposit will secure your spot on our schedule.

  • Present design concept
  • Present construction budget
  • Finalize project timeline
  • Construction deposit
  • Follow up meeting if needed
  • Present final concept to board (for condos/commercial spaces)
step 4
Construction: We begin construction.

Lead times before construction take about one to two weeks. Construction start dates can vary due to availability of materials.

  • Lead times: 7-14 days to start
  • Projects: 4-8 weeks for most
step 5
Finish: Project Completion.

For your new outdoor space, our project manager will ensure that you are ready to enjoy upon final walk-through.

  • Final payment

Do you have more questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

If you are ready, call us now or send us an email.