Vinyl Decking For Your Home
Choices are important in homebuilding. For exterior flooring materials, homes often need to be both aesthetically pleasing and remain impervious to the rigors of changing weather and time.
Wood used to be the go-to when most people were building sundecks but recently Vinyl decking, also known as Cellular PVC, has been taking over the market and it’s for no reason other than the fact that it is simply superior, more durable, more flexible and easy installation. You can even find practical DIY videos on the internet. Vinyl decking material represents the best of both worlds for your outdoor living spaces.
Cellular PVC (known chemically as polyvinyl chloride) is made entirely of Vinyl plastic which is often recycled material. The sheet membrane often comes in rolls and they’re made with flexibility, fluidity and thickness in mind. They’re more than fit for covering your deck and protecting them from rain. You can hardly go wrong with Vinyl when it comes to decking products.
VINYL DECK VS COMPOSITE DECK: DIFFERENCES
Composite decks have a mixture of wood grain and plastic in their make-up to get them to look as closely as possible to real wood. Composite deck boards can be scratched or chipped accidentally. Vinyl decks on the other hand are made entirely out of plastic. The beams are often hollow, making them much cooler during summer. Vinyl also had better protection against color fading in sunlight.
- Vinyl decks cost far less than you might think, considering they have a much longer lifespan compared to other decking products.
- They don’t fade, splinter or buckle easily.
- Vinyl decks are not prone to warping when installed correctly.
- They provide many customizable color options and designs to suit your needs and tastes.
- Vinyl Waterproof decks have proven to be much better protection than wood decks, especially against rain, mildew, rot, and mold.
- You only need some warm water and soap to get the dirt and everything else off, unlike wood which specifically requires deck cleaners.
- Vinyl decks inhibit the growth of nasty slip hazards like algae and the deck surface is slip resistant, which means they’re great at keeping you from falling when it’s wet outside.
- It helps that you can simply wipe any moisture off without having to wait until it all dries up. This would normally take longer with wood.
- Let’s not forget the lifetime warranty offered by Duramax, as well as the 5-year workmanship warranty through GnG Vinyl Fencing.
Vinyl decks are incredibly low-maintenance, so not only would homeowners not have to worry about getting a new deck at any point in the near future, it’s basically maintenance-free.
During decking installation, be wary of the fasteners for deck railings if they’re not side mounted. Decking joists are explicitly made to protect your deck’s substructure. Such things can compromise the integrity of the vinyl deck system.
When it comes to the upkeep of vinyl decks, the process is incredibly easy. First, wet the entire deck; give it a few minutes before you get to washing.All you need is dish soap and some warm water. Do NOT use bleach. Scrub the deck with a brush to get most of the stains and dirt off. In case of stubborn stains, just go over the spot again with your brush, and that should be enough.