It feels absolutely wonderful to see the last finishing touches placed onto a newly constructed deck. You listen to the sounds of your feet tapping across the surface and feel the materials as they warm your toes. Yet the moment that storm clouds appear, the enthusiasm can fade when seeing the water strike your deck as you worry about warped, cracked and rotting boards. Yet you can have a beautiful deck again by installing a vinyl deck covering. Vinyl decking helps breathe new life into old decks by providing a waterproof surface that renews the beauty of your outdoor space.
When you think of vinyl decking, your first thought might be that vinyl is a material which has an unnatural, artificial appearance. You also may believe it is a thin and weak material that must be replaced continually. Yet this deck covering has a range of advantages that can strengthen the integrity of your deck while protecting it from all types of stormy weather as well as the harsh ultraviolet light and heat from the sun.
A vinyl deck covering comes in an abundance of colors and designs that can mimic the natural appearance of wood, stone aggregate, and other designs. It can complement the look and beauty of your outdoor space. It is also a strong and durable material as vinyl is long lasting and easy to maintain. In addition to the above benefits, the material is completely waterproof. It will shed off rain water, ice and snow without becoming damaged while offering a slip-resistant surface that makes it a great product that can be installed around swimming pools.
Vinyl deck coverings can be placed in several areas of your outdoor space including balconies, patios and sundecks. To gain the full waterproofing benefits, it should be installed by qualified deck contractors such as Arbutus Sundecks because it requires specific roofing procedures. If it is not installed professionally, the vinyl deck covering can allow water to penetrate and degrade the deck until it must be taken down due to safety concerns.
You should also take the condition of your existing deck into consideration. Vinyl coverings can be placed on decks that are old and worn. Yet if the surface is too rotted and damaged, the planks should be repaired or replaced prior to the installation to ensure a safe walking surface.
Don’t ignore the condition of your deck because it looks old due to the damage caused by outdoor weather. You can have a gorgeous deck that can be enjoyed throughout the year when getting a vinyl deck covering installation provided by Arbutus Sundecks. Let us professionally evaluate the condition of your existing deck and provide you with several options for vinyl decking. Then you can pick the right design and materials for your outdoor area so your deck is waterproof and durable.