F.A.Q.

F.A.Q.

Can vinyl be used for roofing and over a living space?

Yes! Vinyl can be used for roofing on flat roofs. Many buildings such as GM Place in Vancouver have used vinyl for roofing, as it has been found easy to maintain.

60 mm vinyl has been approved for living spaces by the BC Building Corporation for Vancouver and all municipalities.

Where are the products made ?

DecTec is made in Canada just north of Edmonton while Tufdek is manufactured in Kelowna BC.

What is the price range?

Prices range (depending on project size, color, and choice of vinyl) between $5-10 per square foot.

How do we prepare for the installation?

Remove all furniture, barbecues, and plants off decks. Be sure all pets are secured inside during renovations.

What is flashing?

Flashing is the vinyl coated metal around the perimeter of the decking where the waters flows off the edge away from the building’s siding. It is a vinyl coated folded metal 1/2″ in size. Flashing is recommended for those who prefer decks free of drains.

What is PVC flashing?

PVC Flashing is made up of two parts, one part metal flashing, one part baked on PVC (vinyl). This enables the vinyl decking to be fused to the flashing making a waterproof seal.

Are you covered by WCB ?

Yes, Arbutus Sundecks is fully compliant with WCB.