February 14

An Outdoor Enclosure Made from Aluminum Is the Best Choice


Why Aluminum Is the Best Material for Outdoor Enclosures

Getting an outdoor enclosure installed on a home can expand living space and increase the home’s value. These structures are built using one of three basic materials: aluminum, vinyl or steel.  

Aluminum is by far the best choice over vinyl and steel, and here are a few reasons why:

  • Lightweight
  • Withstands extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions
  • Low maintenance
  • Available in a variety of baked-in colors
  • Strong enough to mount ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Panels can be cut to any length
  • Easy to install

Types of Aluminum Outdoor Enclosures

The most common and popular outdoor enclosures installed onto homes are underdeck ceilings, patio covers, and screen rooms. 

Underdeck Ceilings


Also referred to as underdecking systems, these enclosures are built beneath a second-story deck. A seamless ceiling is installed underneath the deck flooring. Gutters move rain and melting snow away from the space under the deck. The result is a dry area that can be used for many purposes: storage, entertaining, relaxation, and more. Underdecking systems are also sold as kits that can be installed as a DIY project.

Screen Rooms 

screen room

A screen room can be installed on an existing porch, deck or patio. It provides the ability to enjoy the pleasant outdoor weather without the hassle of insects and other pests, wind-blown debris. Rain will not drive people indoors, nor will they get burnt from the UV rays of the sun. Relax in a shaded, dry, enclosed area, while enjoying the view.

Patio Covers

patio cover

Typically, patios are used occasionally for barbecuing and outdoor dining. But when the rain showers come, or the sun is unbearable, the area is not very comfortable. A patio cover offers protection from these elements, allowing the space to be used and enjoyed more often.

RainTight Underdeck Systems Only Uses Aluminum

RainTight is a locally owned and operated business in O’Fallon, Missouri. They install custom-made outdoor enclosures unique to every home space. Customers from O’Fallon and other surrounding towns, including St. Charles, Wentzville, St. Peters, and Dardenne Prairie, enjoy more outdoor living space from enclosures installed by RainTight.

RainTight only uses aluminum in their enclosures because of its superior performance, durability and low-maintenance qualities. Screens installed with their screenrooms are made of fiberglass for long-lasting performance and aesthetic appeal. All building materials are manufactured in the U.S. 

RainTight Decks was established in 2007, founded on over 80 years of combined engineering, construction, and development experience. Their goal is to provide customers with outdoor enclosures that last for decades at a budget-friendly price. 

RainTight provides free consultations on all projects. A professional estimator will measure the space so that the enclosure will be made to exactly fit. They build the enclosures themselves, which lowers costs and expedites completing the installation.

For the best in underdeck ceilings, screenrooms and patio covers, choose RainTight Underdeck Systems


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