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Waterproof Rain Escapes for a Deck

Three simple ways to create waterproof rain escapes

Rain Escapes, the spaces between decking boards on outdoor decks are meant to serve an important function, prevent water lodging in between wooden slides and causing damage to the wood. Eventually, they avert wet patches from forming and enable the surface to dry more quickly after rain and snowstorms.

Deck Sheaths and Downspouts

The foremost key for waterproofing areas below decks is to screen plastic sheaths within joist spaces below decking to form holders. The Trex RainEscape system, is a great example of a sheath-and-downspout system. The Trex RainEscape holders divert runoff to downspouts positioned near the joist header. A length of gutter is attached to the structure just below the downspouts to collect water and lead it away from the protected area.

Under-Deck Ceilings

Many recently introduced under-deck ceiling systems use ridged aluminum or plastic panels designed to catch water that drains through decking and canal it away from the area below.

Under-deck ceiling systems provide an all-in-one drainage and ceiling finish that is particularly suitable for areas beneath a deck that are high enough off the ground to provide a sheltered outdoor living space below. Special framing and moisture-protection measures can provide mounting points for overhead light fixtures and ceiling fans.

Waterproofing Decking Flanges

Simpler than sheath and ceiling systems, waterproof decking flanges are an effective method of canaling rain/snow water. The edges of wood decking boards can be milled with a dado blade, shaper or router to accommodate the flanges.

Whether you use gutters, flanges or an under-deck ceiling, creating additional patio or storage space under your deck can add to your enjoyment and to the functionality of your home.

Deck Railings: Designs and Selections

A deck is the first feature of the house that grabs attention, hence choosing a rail that complements the decking material along with the style and color scheme of the house. With a wide range of choices choosing the right one is an art. Many rails are built from metal or composite or something is built as a combination of both.

Prepare for the Winter

In the mist of winter, it’s hard not to look forward to spring, when the snow will melt and it will be time pull out the patio set, fire up the grill and relax with a cold beverage.

Quick Build an Awesome Deck

Build your deck building project go faster. Seven simple steps from the pros. Quick and clever tricks like these allow professional builders to build a deck quickly and accurately. Building decks is not for everyone. If you are doing something simple, move ahead, follow the steps. If you are looking at a magnificent one, talk to the experts.

Michigan Deck Building Trends – Pressure Treated Decks

With a parade of new homes coming up, there is huge demand there are various decks being built. Here we the deck experts have given you tips and suggestions on building decks. This article is a special mention of the trending pressure treated decks and the benefits.

Building Decks Safer in Oakland County Michigan

As you prepare for the arrival of spring, you are probably looking forward to spending time outside – and if you already have a deck, the time to enjoy it is coming right up. But have you considered the safety of your deck? Cedar Works Custom Deck Builder has, and we are excited to share some of what we’ve learned.