Double the Use of a 2-story Deck


One of the advantages of a second level deck is its expansive view of leafy treetops, another benefit is the untapped potential of the space below the deck. Since the open decking makes the area below it unprotected from rain and snow it’s vulnerable to weather conditions so it’s often allocated as a catch all area. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s a whole lot more that the space can be used for with the addition of an underdeck ceiling. You can create found space and redefine it as a ground level living space or protected storage area with a vinyl ceiling material.

At www.diyornot.com you can compare the cost of doing a project yourself with hiring a contractor. You could hire a contractor to install the underdeck ceiling below a 14-by-20 foot deck for $2,330. Or, because the material is designed for a handy homeowner to install, you could purchase the materials for $2,000 and do the project yourself, pocketing a 14 percent savings. To learn more go to Install an underdeck ceiling.

And visit us at www.m.diyornot.com on your smartphone to compare the cost of doing hundreds of home improvement projects yourself with hiring a contractor.

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About diyornot.com

Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of www.diyornot.com, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.
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