Cost to Install an Underdeck Ceiling

A contractor charges $2,430 to install an underdeck ceiling and you can do it yourself for $1,900 and save 21 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
Hours Pro 8.8 Diy 15.0 Money Pro $2430 Diy $1900

Cost to Install an Underdeck Ceiling

Cost to Install an Underdeck Ceiling

A contractor charges $2,430 to install an underdeck ceiling and you can do it yourself for $1,900 and save 21 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 8.8 Diy 15.0
Money Pro $2430 Diy $1900
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Want to expand the space under a second level deck and protect the area from rain and snow at the same time? Consider installing an underdeck ceiling, vinyl material designed as a ceiling drainage system that attaches to the underside of a second level deck. It creates a ground level outdoor room or useful found space for storing bicycles and gardening equipment. The ceiling and gutter system handle debris that slides down a panel and into the gutter so it drains itself, but if it gets stuck you can use a garden hose to flush out the system.

The material is designed to be installed by the DIY homeowner. One company manufacturer is www.underdeck.com, and their website features an estimator and installation video to see how it works.

To install the material, you'll need a tape measure, chalk line and hammer or screw gun. You'll also need a stepladder, work gloves, safety glasses, downspout diverters, vinyl flashing, and 1-inch or 1 1/2-inch galvanized or stainless nails, or screws and silicone caulk.

You could hire a contractor to install the underdeck ceiling below a 14-by-20 foot deck for $2,430. Or, because the installation is easy, you could purchase the materials for $1,900 and do the project yourself, pocketing a 21 percent savings.

The average price to install an underdeck ceiling noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. Tweak the data by adding your ZIP Code to find a local cost.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2016

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.

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