Benefits of Vinyl Membrane for Multifamily Residences
Many popular home and garden websites offer advice on deck and patio options for single family residences. Few, if any, offer advice on decking surface options for multifamily residences. Tuff Industries hopes to change that by exploring the reasons why owners should choose vinyl membrane for multifamily residences.
Ease of installation
Vinyl decking surfaces are easily one of the most straightforward decking surfaces to install. Whether your multifamily residence has two, four, eight, or more decks, a vinyl surface can be installed on all decks nearly simultaneously during construction. This means that construction of your multifamily residence can continue unhindered. Once installed, railings can be added quickly and easily.
Ease of maintenance
Owning a multi-family residence can be a difficult and time-consuming investment. Installing deck surfaces that are long-lasting and hard-wearing is a good first step towards minimizing maintenance. Vinyl membrane is easy to maintain, only requiring a light brush and rinse each spring and fall. Investing vinyl decking for your multifamily residence now will save you a ton of headaches in the future.
Long lasting, really!
When you build a multi-family residence, you are likely planning to own your investment for many, many years. Likewise, you want the materials that you install to last equally as long or as long as possible. Vinyl membrane is a multi-ply decking surface that is built to last. With a shelf life of 10 to 20 years or longer, you can rest assured that your decks are protected and will continue to look great.
Probably it the most underrated advantage to installing a vinyl membrane on multifamily decks is the fact that it is a waterproof surface. What this means is that when installed correctly, the deck surface will protect the deck itself as well as the attached housing envelope and everything underneath. Really, what vinyl decking does, ensures that the deck and the residence are not at risk of water damage due to an inferior decking surface.
For older multifamily residences, it can be difficult to find buyers in certain markets, particularly if your investment is starting to show signs of wear. One of the quickest, easiest ways to improve the value of your multifamily residence and help it sell is to have the decks resurfaced with vinyl decking. Not only does it immediately improve the look of the residence, it offers potential buyers peace of mind knowing that the decks are not going to be a problem. Multi-family residences can have their decks refreshed and renewed in just a few days, for less cost than you think. In fact, most of the cost will be recaptured through the increased value of your investment.
Whether you are the owner of a multi-family residence or are considering gilding a new multi-family residence, take into account the benefits of a Tufdek™ vinyl membrane for your decks and call a contractor to discuss – you’ll see immediate benefits!