Waterproof Decking Tips for Homeowners
When you think about it, waterproof decks have to deal with a lot of factors. Decks need to maintain their structural integrity, protect the underlying surface, and stay looking great through bad weather and traffic. If the slope of a waterproof deck is not enough to clear water, standing puddles can cause issues. Additionally, areas with extreme weather can damage the surface if the waterproof membrane installed incorrectly. Tuff Industries offers the following tips for your waterproof deck:
Tip One: Skilled Waterproof Decking Installation
Whether a brand-new roof deck or a waterproof membrane installation on an existing deck surface, utilizing the skills of an experienced decking installation expert is vital. While there are certainly a few DIY options available, a deck expert can ensure the correct construction of the deck surface, that existing decks are in good shape, and installed waterproof decking meets the requirements for your warranty.
Tip Two: Careful Consideration of Waterproof Decking Options
There are several different types of waterproof roof decking available. Choosing the right product for your home is paramount to ensuring a long-lasting, tough-wearing surface. It will look great and hold up to the elements, all while protecting the underlying surface. For maximum durability, Tufdek™ offers some fantastic products in a variety of colors. Better yet, they come with excellent warranties for your own peace of mind.
Tip Three: Evaluate Surrounding Structure
While you are already considering an upgrade, take the time to look at the surrounding structure, particularly how water is removed from the area. If water has a chance to pool you’ll have an issue that should be dealt with before any further renovations take place.
Tip Four: Add Roof Deck Functionality
Is something lacking in your patio or roof deck? Perhaps now is the time to consider an upgrade, such as built-in seating, storage, or new vinyl deck railings to improve the view. Another easy, budget-friendly upgrade may be to simply replace or add some new plants or give your existing patio furniture a fresh look with rust-proof paint.
As always, help from a qualified waterproof decking expert can make all the difference. The last thing you want is to invest a new waterproof deck to find out that there are other issues. A properly installed vinyl deck surface will look fantastic, help to improve the look and value of your home and increase the enjoyment of your roof deck or patio.
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