5 Reasons to Get an Underdecking System

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With spring approaching, now is the time to spruce up your home. Why not start with the lower patio that gets little use?

If you’ve always wanted to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about rain or the searing sun, there is a solution: underdecking systems. Sit back and relax in a covered, dry, and usable space.

Underdecking systems are durable and structurally sound so that you can enjoy outdoor living for years to come. They provide style, quality, beauty, and add value to your home. When constructed using aluminum panels, underdecking systems can withstand the harshest weather conditions.

Don’t worry about buying a certain type of patio furniture to prevent fading or damage from moisture or debris. With an underdeck ceiling, everything it covers is protected. Underdecking systems are versatile, available in various colors and finishes. They can match any style or decor, from modern to traditional.  You can now have a place of refuge that doesn’t cost a fortune.

What Is Underdecking?

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Tired of the extra wet space underneath your second level deck?  This dreaded area can be transformed into a dry outdoor living space with an underdecking system. An underdecking system is made up of panels and gutters that are placed underneath the deck to keep the space dry. 

It solves the issues of drainage and stability by using gutters, downspouts, ceiling panels and support braces. Water is drained away from your home using a network of downspouts to move water into a gutter system.  Even though each home has a different size deck, the panels are custom cut to fit any space.

The outdoor room that is formed by installing an underdecking system can serve multiple purposes. It can be used for storage, entertainment, as an exercise area, or whatever is needed for your family.

Why You Should Have an Underdecking System

An underdecking system provides benefits that homeowners can enjoy for years to come. This space can be transformed into many types of rooms to fit any lifestyle and decor.

  1. Outdoor Living Space

An underdecking system allows you to enjoy the added outdoor living space with family and friends. With this space, birthdays, holidays, game days or cookouts are much easier to set up for all invited. 

This space can also be customized with added features. Homeowners can install utilities for lighting, ceiling fans, entertainment centers and more. An extra living space enhances curb appeal that will surely attract buyers if your home is on the market. Home values can increase with the added space.

  1. Protection from the Elements

No more cancellations due to rain or hot temperatures. Underdecking systems are designed to keep your patio dry during heavy downpours.  It also protects you and your guests from harmful UV rays during the summer. Unpredictable climates are known for ending a good party.  This is not the case when you have an underdecking system.

  1. Prevents Rotting and Decay

An underdecking system extends the life of your deck by preventing the substructure from rotting.  With a drainage solution in place to keep moisture out, your deck floor is protected from decay. Underdecking is worth the investment.

  1. Minimal Maintenance

Underdecking systems require very little maintenance to keep them looking their best. To clean the panels of an underdecking system, simply remove the panel and wash it down with a water hose.

  1. Enhanced Appearance

Your outdoor space is more aesthetically pleasing when an underdecking system is added. The deck is visually appealing with the ceiling panels and color to complement your home’s existing decor. Underdecking systems give your deck a professional and seamless look that will last for decades.

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Aluminum -- the Superior Material

Compared to wood and vinyl, the best underdeck material is aluminum. It makes up 90 percent of the market. Here’s why:

  • More color options
  • Can withstand changes in weather
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Easier to install
  • Easier to cut; fewer complications when adding accessories to the underdeck ceiling
  • Durability: will not chip, rot, crack, or rust
  • High ventilation efficiency

No More Wasted Space Under Your Deck

Need a space for relaxing or hanging out with friends? Don’t waste that space underneath your deck. RainTight can transform that space and give it a finished look. Enjoy the outdoors even more with an underdecking system. We use only aluminum because it is durable and easy to maintain.

In addition to installing underdeck ceilings, RainTight offers DIY underdecking kits. They include detailed installation instructions, and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

Contact RainTight today for a free estimate for your new outdoor living space.