Skirting generally refers to when a board that runs along the border between the floors and the wall is installed. Its main functions include covering uneven edges, resisting abrasion and protecting the interior wall from wear and tear, among other things. They don’t have to be done inside, but they may be done outside, especially on your deck. What is skirting, and does your deck need it? What should you keep in mind?
Purpose of Deck Skirting
In general, deck skirting serves to enclose the deck’s bottom side and conceal the structural elements that many people consider unattractive. From an aesthetic standpoint, many individuals choose to skirt their deck since it adds to the area’s charm and can be further customized. Though, there are also plenty of other benefits to skirting. It’s a terrific and stylish method to store items in your backyard. You don’t want everyone to see what’s under your deck since it’s a great place to hide things, and skirting is a fantastic technique to accomplish this.
Prevent Debris Under Your Deck
It’s not always easy to access the space beneath your deck. You may not be able to stand up and walk underneath the joist due to the low clearance underneath. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to pick up any garbage or debris that blows underneath the deck when they start piling up there (which you don’t want others to see as well). Skirting will basically operate as a barrier against the same dirt and debris if you put it up around your deck, and you’ll have a much easier time cleaning up the area with this simple home improvement.
Keep Children Safe
For the playful children in your family, the space under your deck might be an extremely appealing adventure. Most children will see this dark space to be a potential play area with their friends and will bring a flashlight and other stuff to explore it. Not only that, but the area under your deck is also a potential area for balls to roll into, which can put young children in danger as they crawl to get it back. As a responsible homeowner, remember that children should not be allowed to play in there, and having deck skirting installed can easily fix that dilemma!
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