Tips For Choosing a Professional Vinyl Membrane Installer
ToHave you decided it’s time to install a new vinyl membrane on your deck, patio, roof deck, or pool surround? How do you go about finding the right person for the job? Tuff Industries has pulled together the top recommendations for choosing a professional vinyl membrane installer to help you with your project.
Importance of Professional Installation
Hiring a professional is very important. For one, it ensures that your vinyl membrane is installed correctly to maintain waterproof protection. Second, it provides the opportunity for a thorough review of your deck to correct any problems that might have arisen during construction. Finally, a professional can help make improvements to your deck for long-term viability, as well as to increase the value of your home.
Tip: Is something about your deck just “not right”? Mention it to your contractor – they’ll probably be able to help make a fix or correction.
Hiring a Deck Contractor
Word-of-mouth referrals are a great way to get a first-hand recommendation for a deck contractor, but it’s not the only way to find a competent deck professional. If you don’t have friends or family members who have recently completed a deck renovation project, look online for local deck installers and thoroughly check out reviews on sources like Yelp, Google+, etc. Make sure the contractor you choose has examples of finished projects and don’t be shy about asking to speak to a previous customer about their experience.
When interviewing a deck contractor to install your vinyl membrane, find out the following:
- Year in business
- Three to five references you can verify
- Insurance and licensing to work on the project
- Association membership (such as NADRA)
- Estimated start/finish dates
- Hours worked daily (consider whether these might be an inconvenience to your neighbors)
- Days worked (weekdays/weekends)
- Ability to work overtime to finish project (and associated cost)
- Materials used, whether higher-quality/longer-lasting materials can be chosen
- Estimated cost
Cost should really be your very last decision factor; in reality, you want to ensure that you are choosing a reliable deck contractor to install your vinyl membrane to ensure that the finished project is going to last. Also, check online reviews. While it’s not uncommon for an installer to have a handful of negative reviews (it’s hard to please some people) avoid anyone with a regular track record of unfinished jobs, lateness, or requesting more money after the job is started.
Tufdek™ Vinyl Membrane Installers
Finally, does the deck contractor you are considering use Tufdek™ vinyl decking? If not, you might want to keep looking. Tufdek™ is one of the hardest-wearing, longest-lasting vinyl deck surfaces available – choosing to install Tufdek™ may be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make as a homeowner.
Tuff Industries ensures that the contractors we permit to install Tufdek™ vinyl membrane are qualified to do so. Our contractors follow industry best practices, so you don’t have to worry once you’ve chosen a Tufdek™ vinyl surface dealer to complete your project.
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