Protect underneath the overhang with fiber cement board, metal, or any other noncombustible material.
Look closely and you'll notice that the homeowner has installed 1/8-inch metal screening between the bottom of the deck and storage shed below.
Avoid the hassle of raking underneath your deck and enclose it with a noncombustible material instead. Good for keeping rodents out too!
Flat sheet metal seals this opening and provide an attractive finish for this rustic log home.