As of 2015, some brands of under deck ceiling systems include Zip-UP Underdeck, DrySnap, TimberTech DrySpace, Trex RainEscape and UnderDeck. These ceilings can help transform the dark, unused area under a raised deck into bright, clean and usable outdoor space.
Most under deck ceiling systems are easy for homeowners to install. The ceilings usually consist of vinyl panels that snap together. These panels catch the water and debris that come through the cracks in the deck and divert it into a gutter system or onto the lawn. Under deck ceiling systems are typically easy to clean and are stain, mold and mildew resistant. Homeowners can usually easily remove panels to clean them or to access electrical or plumbing systems housed behind the ceiling system.
Homeowners who do not wish to use a commercial under deck ceiling system may build their own. This project requires pressure treated 2x4s, fiberglass paneling, roofing screws, gutters and downspouts. The required tools include a circular saw, cordless drill with drill bit set, stepladder and safety glasses. Although designing, building and installing an under deck ceiling is moderately difficult, most homeowners can complete the project in a weekend. The total cost varies based on the size of the ceiling.