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Five Benefits to an Under Deck System

When you think of your home's deck, if you have one, you might think first about the space you use most. Maybe you have outdoor furniture on the deck, a barbeque grill, or even decorative lighting. All of these things are awesome to have for your outdoor space, but did you know there is a whole aspect of your deck space that you might be underutilizing?

That's right, with an underdeck system, you can finally completely utilize the space underneath your deck. These systems have countless benefits and can be a great way to get some more use out of an existing deck, or protect your new one!

Keeping You Dry 

First and foremost, under deck systems primarily serve a single purpose – as a drainage system. These systems, as expected, are placed underneath the deck to collect and divert water to a gutter system, and are typically made of vinyl or aluminum. This is the single most effective way to create a space underneath your deck to use as a covered patio or storage space that will protect your items from the elements. 

Get Creative!

With an under deck system protecting your space, the opportunities are endless! Adding light fixtures or ceiling fans are a popular choice to enhance your newfound space, but it doesn't stop there.

This space can now work to host in more ways that your previous deck, adding outdoor entertainment features, such as sound systems or a TV will make for the perfect space for hosting summer cookouts, watching the big game, and much more. 

Room for a Sunroom?

With an under deck system to keep your space dry, the opportunities for a sunroom, sometimes called a Florida Room, and screened-in room are endless! One of the first steps in making sure your home can make this addition is making sure the roof and drainage systems are good to go, which under deck systems tackle all at once!

Contact Trotter Roofing & Gutters today to learn more about our under deck installations, as well as your new sunroom or screened-in room!

Protecting Your Investment

Another benefit to the addition of an under deck system to your existing deck is the protection from water damage. Did you know that, on average, outdoor decks last around 25 years, but water damage can be found as early as 8-10 years in?

By diverting water away from your deck's supports, this eliminates almost all the risk of potential water damage, like mold or wood rot. The addition of an under deck system can protect your deck's entire substructure, allowing you to maximize the lifespan of your new or existing deck.

Added Home Value

According to studies over the past few years, a deck and/or patio is the fourth most valuable addition to a home in terms of resale value. So, not only are under deck additions to our homes convenient and enjoyable, but they can almost always create some sort of return for a homeowner in the future.

If you are looking to add an under deck system to your home, or simply looking for other ways for home improvement to maximize the value of your home, contact Trotter Roofing & Gutters today!

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 and North Georgia. If you are interested in the installation of a new under deck system, or any other deck-related repairs or extensions, contact us today!

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