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Under Deck Systems: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Dry

Under-Deck Systems are an innovative way to upgrade your backyard aesthetic. This system is to help solve the problem of wet, dark, and unattractive spaces under your deck. Water or snowfall is collected from the top part of the deck that channels down to the second level of the deck, which is collected from a gutter system to move the water away from your home. Which keeps your back patio dry and lets you get creative with your next adventure.

What Materials are Needed & How They Work

Panels are essential to put under your deck to create the ceiling. When it rains, the water will fall through the cracks of your deck and land on the underdeck panels. The rain will be caught by these panels and completely block the water from getting through. There are 3 different types of panels which are vinyl, steel, and aluminum. Vinyl is the most popular because of its affordability and ease of installation. Steel is the strongest and most durable, although the downside is it will rust over time and can be difficult to install. Aluminum is the most common because it does not expand or shrink when temperatures change. If you're looking for a cheap alternative, then aluminum is the way to go. 

Gutters are needed on any home for it to keep the water away. If you are planning on putting gutters in for your under-deck ceiling, make sure to plan for there to be space for them to properly fit. If not properly installed, it can cause seepage into your basement causing pressure against the foundation. Also, it can put damage on the siding causing it to mold or rot.

Downspouts are important to helping prevent water damage. Downspouts are drainpipes that connect to your gutter channeling water to the ground. Downspouts are crucial to helping keep rain from damaging your home. Most of the time these are made of aluminum material.

Benefits for an Under-Deck System

There are 3 benefits to having an under-deck system:

An under-decking system can help prevent moisture damage, mold, mildew, and future problems with moisture around the home. It can also provide a dry patio to sit out on during rainy days. Additionally, it adds a clean finish to the house, hides all the deck boards and framework, and creates an appeal to your outside patio, making it more attractive to you and others.

  • Protecting your deck from moisture damage. Your deck takes a lot of damage from the storms throughout the years. Under-decking system can help prevent mold, mildew, and future problems with moisture around the home.
  • Most people enjoy a nice rainy day, and one thing is they wish they had a dry patio to be able to sit out on. This can help provide that desire to do so.
  • It adds a clean finish to the house, it hides all the deck boards and framework. This will create an appeal to your outside patio and make it more attractive to you and others. 

Contact Us  

Trotter Roofing and Gutters is a full-service roof repair, roof replacement, gutters, and home improvement company located in Woodstock, Georgia. We service areas all over the Metro-Atlanta area and North Georgia. If you are interested in the installation of a new under deck system, or any other deck-related repairs and extensions, contact us today!

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