Top 5 Reasons to Makeover Ugly Decks and Patios with Vinyl Membrane

5 Reasons to Makeover Ugly Decks & Patios with Vinyl Membrane

by / Thursday, 25 January 2018 / Published in Deck Waterproofing, Patios, Sundecks

deck patio makeover vinyl membraneLet’s face it, ugly decks, patios, roof decks, etc., are not very enticing – so why not consider doing an “ultimate makeover” with vinyl membrane? This project is relatively quicky, easy, affordable, and will leave you with a vinyl deck or patio that you’ll actually want to use. So why is vinyl membrane such a good choice?

Reason #1: Fast Vinyl Membrane Installation

Installing a vinyl membrane over an existing deck is easier than you think. For one, you don’t need to tear out an existing deck or patio surface, since you’re just covering it. Once the surface is prepared the new vinyl decking gets rolled over top, secured, and sealed. Finito! No waiting for stains or sealers to dry, and the installation can be done in many types of weather. You could have a brand new space in just a few hours, imagine!

Reason #2: Instant Appeal

You know when you have rooms in your house painted and they instantly look ten times better! Vinyl membrane is like that. Since it covers the whole surface, it looks like you have a brand-new deck, without the hassle of tearing it out and building a new one.

Reason #3: Long-Term Waterproof Decking

Much like how a new roof will keep your home cozy and dry, having a new installation of vinyl decking will likewise keep your deck, patio, and the associated space below and adjacent dry. This might not seem like much, but anytime you increase the waterproofing of your home you’re helping it last longer.

Reason #4:  Ideal Time for Extensions

If your patio or deck is feeling a bit cramped, this is the perfect time to add an addition. Rather than worrying about everything matching up, you just build it out and cover everything with the same vinyl membrane. When completed, all of it will look the same.

Reason #5: Fix Issues

Any major or minor issues with decks and patios can (and should) be fixed prior to the installation of a new vinyl membrane. Some examples include rotting or loose boards, improper drainage, slope, etc. Small fixes can be made, rather than tearing out or starting again, and then covered with new vinyl decking.

For example, if you had a wood deck that needed boards replacing, you’d have to install new boards, then sand and stain the entire deck so it matched. That’s a huge job! Besides never having to sand and stain again, with a vinyl membrane you’d just need to install new boards and then have the vinyl decking installed over the surface.

Make this the year you restore your ugly deck or patio, check out some beautiful vinyl deck surfaces in our gallery and start planning!