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The Benefits of Having an Under Deck Rain Carrying System

The Benefits of Having an Under Deck Rain Carrying System

Under Deck Rain Carrying SystemIf you have a deck attached to your home, you might have an area underneath of it that you use as either a porch or storage area. It’s a nice bonus that comes along with having a deck, but the one problem with it is that it often gets wet when it rains. It makes the space virtually unusable in most cases. Alleviate this problem by installing an under deck rain carrying system. Here are some of the benefits of using one.

Keeps the area under decking dry

When you don’t have an under deck rain carrying system set up, rainwater will be able to make its way through your deck and into the space underneath your deck. You won’t be able to use the space or store anything in it due to the moisture. However, with an under deck rain carrying system, it’ll open the space up to all kinds of new possibilities. It’ll feel like you were able to make your entire home larger by making one tiny adjustment.

Prevents water from pooling underneath your decking

A poorly installed under deck rain carrying system will allow water to pool and remain stagnant. This could cause damage to your deck, lead to mold growth, and invite insects into the area. An under deck rain carrying system that’s installed properly will do the opposite. It’ll stop rainwater from building up underneath decking and provide you with the proper drainage at all times.

Serves as an attractive selling feature

You might not be thinking about selling your home right now. Nevertheless, when you go to sell it one day, your under deck rain carrying system could add a lot of value to it. You’ll be able to sell the area under your deck as a great usable space or storage area. Buyers will appreciate what you were able to do with the space by putting your under decking system into place.

Would an under deck rain carrying system benefit your home? Alaska Premier Gutters can set you up with one and talk to you more about how it could help you. Call us at 907-272-2337 or 907-244-1338 today for more information.

How Many Downspouts Do I Need?

How Many Downspouts Do I Need?

Many homeowners want as few downspouts as possible for various reasons. For some it is budget, for some it is aesthetics. The most common residential downspout is 2”x 3” and will handle 600 sq. ft. of roof. That is not to say that all 600 sq.ft. roof sections are the same. A roof with a… Continue Reading

Do I Need Gutters on the Upper Story?

Do I Need Gutters on the Upper Story?

A common question that I get from customers is whether or not the upper story of their home needs gutters Although there is no patent answer, there are signs to look for that might suggest guttering your upper roof. Is there splash-back on your siding? Splash-back happens when rain water draining off the upper roof… Continue Reading

Do I Need Drip Edge?

Do I Need Drip Edge?

Whenever I give a potential customer an estimate, drip edge is part of the checklist. Does the home have drip edge? If it does, I usually don’t have any further discussion with the homeowner about it. If it doesn’t have drip edge, the homeowner usually wants to know if they need it and how much… Continue Reading

Do I Need to Replace My Gutters?

Do I Need to Replace My Gutters?

Many times, specifically during the summer months, I will get a call from someone saying that they need to replace their gutters, only to arrive and find out that there is nothing major wrong with their gutter system or that the problem they are having is not related to their gutter install. Alaska Premier Gutters… Continue Reading

Assess Gutter Needs for New Construction

Assess Gutter Needs for New Construction

New construction is an area where homeowners should really start to assess their gutter needs. Most builders, and I mean the large majority of them, will only install gutters in the “minimum areas” which includes over the entryway, around the garage, and maybe over the back door on a deck. The biggest problem with doing… Continue Reading

Preventing Gutter Freeze

Preventing Gutter Freeze

Light and airy crystal snowflakes dancing down from the wintertime sky; sounds like a picture-perfect image of the season, right? That’s only until those snowflakes end up in your gutters and cause a nightmare of roof and gutter damage. Here are some ways winter weather causes gutter freeze and how to prevent it. Ice Collection… Continue Reading

Ensuring Your Gutters are Draining Properly

Ensuring Your Gutters are Draining Properly

There are a lot of tragedies that could be committed if gutters aren’t installed properly. When water is blocked from flowing correctly through downspouts, the consequences could include roof damage, erosion, siding damage, and far worse. We’ve created a guide to understanding the importance of gutter pitch in home installation so this doesn’t happen to… Continue Reading