As we continue spending more time at home with our families, let's focus on expanding the usable space we have and making the most of it all with a DIY under deck system install! Gain an entirely new outdoor living room to curl up with a nice cup of tea and enjoy the storm or a seasonal storage space to keep decorations, toys, and more safe and dry throughout the off months.
Under deck drainage systems have become a very popular upgrade. These products capture water and divert it to a gutter at the deck beam or the outer band joist, leaving the space below the deck dry and available to use either as outdoor living space or for storage.
Differences Between Under Deck Systems
Deck drainage systems create a dry, usable space underneath your second-story deck while protecting your deck frame from moisture which can lead to wood rot and decay. Gain an entirely new outdoor living room to get comfortable and make the most of your outdoor space as your family grows and expands.
Whichever deck drainage system is right for your upper-level deck, you'll be gaining additional dry outdoor living space under your deck to enjoy for years to come. Check out our deck drainage system section to explore the under deck products that make up the Trex RainEscape, UpSide Deck Ceiling, and ZipUP UnderDeck systems available at DecksDirect.
Guide to Under Deck Systems
The Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage system is an easy DIY deck drainage install that promises to keep your deck joists and lower-level area dry and clear for years to come. Made from HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene Plastic), the Trex RainEscape system can be installed in as little as three steps.
RainEscape Troughs can be cut with a utility knife and secured with staples until the treated or composite deck boards are in place. The Trex RainEscape Butyl Flashing Tape and Trex RainEscape Butyl Caulk are used to waterproof the ledger area, as well as the seams between trough sheets and around railing posts. Anything from outdoor lighting and ceiling fans to complete entertainment systems can be safely installed and enjoyed in the dry space created with Trex RainEscape.
Check out how easy a DIY install of Trex RainEscape Deck Drainage can be in the helpful video below:
The ZipUP UnderDeck System provides ease of installation and a washable mold-resistant surface while channeling any water from above to your gutter system. Rather than adding a messy gutter and trough system underneath your top-level deck, create a polished look with a finished ceiling with the ZipUP UnderDeck Drainage system.
From seasonal storage space to an outdoor study, ZipUP UnderDeck line helps you add value and space to your home. It provides a maintenance-free finished lower-level patio ceiling that conceals the unsightly underside of your deck while turning it into a clean, bright, dry outdoor space.
Check out how easy a DIY install of ZipUP UnderDeck Drainage system can be in the helpful video below:
Don't just gain a space, gain an entire room with the undeniable look of the installed UpSide Deck Drainage system; available in coordinating white and tan finishes to help complete the look of your home and increase your curb appeal. For a quick, low-maintenance way to enjoy the space above and below your deck, the UpSide Deck Ceiling system can add an entirely new outdoor living room to your home in a single day.
Stow away seasonal gear, or enjoy a pleasant three-season porch easily with the polished look of UpSide Deck Ceiling. Providing a polished look for your under-deck area, UpSide Channels direct water and condensation away from your house to create a clean and dry space underneath as they create a finished ceiling style.
Check out how easy a DIY install of UpSide Deck Ceiling can be in the helpful video below:
For more in-depth deck framing and building information, read our Decks 101: Deck Framing Guide to become a true deck construction pro and wow your family, friends and guests these spring and summer seasons ahead!
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