Next to the many calls we receive about how poorly wood preforms, the greatest volume of calls we take centers around waterproofing a porch. Typically, wood performs much worse when someone tries it in a waterproof application. Why has waterproofing exterior living spaces become so important in the last few years? The answer is simple: by waterproofing an exterior living space, you are able to maximize or utilize more space in and around your home.
If you have a second story balcony or exterior living space under a porch and you waterproof it, the underside becomes more usable. If you have a basement or dry storage underneath, waterproofing is essential. Waterproofing is also critical for designs with an exterior living space inset or above a living space. Whether you are building or renovating a single-family home, or a multi-family complex, Aeratis is the only manufacture that will warranty their product in a waterproof application. ALL other synthetic/composite manufacturers state in their installation guide that their product is not for waterproofing.
Why is this? Why do all other manufactures steer away from offering this solution? The answer is very simple: ventilation. Most other manufacturers require even airflow above and below their products. A waterproof installation does not allow a product to have even airflow. If you are looking to create a waterproof area, then you have come to the right place because Aeratis is the only exterior product that will perform in a waterproof application.