Choosing an Under-Deck Ceiling
If the house is feeling cramped, but the heat is keeping you indoors, a shaded spot with a fan and a comfy spot to rest sounds dreamy.
If you are considering building a second-story deck, your dream can come true with an under-deck drainage system, such as Trex RainEscape. Once installed, an under-deck drainage system creates a dry patio area on the ground level beneath the elevated deck.
With a dry under-deck area, you can create an outdoor living space that accommodates the installation of amenities covered by an underdeck ceiling. The outdoor living possibilities are endless: hot tub room, outdoor kitchen and dining area, entertainment room, or children’s play space.
There are many different material options to choose from when designing an under-deck ceiling, commonly referred to as a soffit.
Soffit Material for your Under-Deck Ceiling
Soffits are made from a variety of materials. Homeowners often choose an aluminum or vinyl soffit because they are less costly and easy to install. However, there are a variety of options.
Let’s take a look at the benefits and challenges of each soffit option:
|Under-Deck Soffit Material||Benefits||Challenges|
|Hardboard|| || |
|Fiber Cement|| || |
The top considerations for an under-deck ceiling are maintenance, durability, and looks. Choose the option that best suits your dream for creating the perfect outdoor living space for you and your family.