Maintenance

Our Vinyl Deck & Roof Deck Membranes provide long-lasting, low-maintenance waterproof protection and an attractive pedestrian deck surface in one single product solution. 

  • Homeowners do have some minimal maintenance responsibilities such as its required to inspect the membrane annually to ensure all seals or caulking is intact.
  • For best appearance, the deck should be cleaned seasonally (4 times a year).
  • Cleaning requirements may vary depending on location.
  • The textured surface is ideal for slip resistance, but does provide a place for dirt to settle.
  • Duradek vinyl deck membranes are designed for strength, durability and slip resistance.
  • Duradek completely seals the deck substructure ensuring water never reaches the building envelope and completely protects everything below.
  • Duradek is manufactured in North America with built-in UV resistance and mold & mildew inhibitors.

Compatibility

Some consideration should be paid to the deck accessories that you chose. Rubber backed mats are not compatible with PVC and can cause discoloration. Metal edged snow shovels and sharp edged metal furniture should be avoided as they can puncture the vinyl and compromise the waterproofing performance. Certain tree saps like cedar can be very difficult stains to remove and organic debris (like leaves) left to sit for extended periods can stain as they decompose. Metal planters without protection underneath can result in planter shaped rust stains. If any of the above should occur – try to clean it off as soon as possible so the stain doesn’t have a chance to set

Like any other floor surface, vinyl may scuff if abused. Try to avoid dragging heavy or sharp-edged objects over unprotected PVC. Skidding a bicycle tire, a roller blade or the edge of a running shoe across the vinyl creates friction, and the extreme heat and abrasion may possibly remove the print. Duradek vinyl membranes are manufactured with a solid ‘base’ color which is complementary (rather than obtrusive) if the print finish is removed from abuse.

Normal traffic will not damage the vinyl at all. Solid color membranes are available for high traffic areas to avoid wear patterns. Some manufacturers claim to have reduced the possibility of scuffing by adding a clear top coat layer to their PVC; however, this is an unproven technology that should be reviewed with caution.

Lets face it – unwanted grime, mildew or slippery atmospheric pollutants can buildup on any deck when the sun isn’t shinning.

The membranes purpose is to keep the deck waterproof, however a little assistance to keep the deck free from unnecessary leaf and mildew buildup during the winter months plays a part too!

We recommend a clean every few months with a soft broom and Duradek cleaner in warm water. Makes for keeping the deck clean and attractive looking all year round.