Trex RainEscape – Expand your Outdoor Area!
A brand new room, underneath your deck, with Trex RainEscape.
There you are relaxing underneath your deck, enjoying a good book and sipping on some tea. Suddenly it starts raining, and as the water pours through the cracks, you rush indoors, narrowly avoiding your second shower for the day…
It doesn’t have to be this way—you can protect the area underneath your deck from the heaviest of downpours with Trex RainEscape.
But RainEscape is more than just protection from the rain. Since it installs above the joist, RainEscape leaves the joist cavity dry—bone dry. This means you can start making some pretty amazing plans for underneath your deck.
Maybe you want to run electric wire for a ceiling fan, recessed lighting, or some speakers. Or, you might decide to screen this area in for a three season room. Or maybe you just want to put your barbecue below your deck so you can grill without getting soaked. The point is, once you’re protected from the elements, you have a lot of options!
RainEscape is installed before you place your deck boards. Rolled rubber troughs install in the joist spaces and are stapled and taped down. The troughs are installed with a bit of a pitch to direct the water to a plastic collector which acts as a downspout. In some installs we’ve seen, plastic pipes are put underneath the collector to direct all the water to one well-placed downspout. Many installs conceal everything by using a ceiling of some type—a tongue and grooved ceiling looks great!
RainEscape not only protects you from rain while you’re under your deck, it makes the space under your deck a great place to enjoy a soothing spring, summer, or autumn rainfall. Brew a pot of coffee and spend a quiet morning reading—or pop the cork off some wine and unwind while enjoying a pleasant evening shower.
Ready to expand make a great outdoor area under your deck? Trex RainEscape is available now at DIY Home Center.