3 Tips For Waterproofing Your Deck

Created on: October 8th, 2019
Categories: Deck Builder, Deck Maintenance, Deck Materials, Decks
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3 Tips For Waterproofing Your Deck

Waterproofing your deck is essential if you want to reduce the chances of leaks, moisture build-up, rot and structural problems that could damage your deck and your home. It’s important to have your deck waterproofed by a professional company that has experience in waterproofing due to the complex nature of the process. You must have your deck waterproofed if it hangs over any area of an indoor or outdoor living space. The following guide will provide you with 3 essential tips to waterproofing your deck in the best possible way.

Tip #1: Choose the right materials

The first thing you need to do is consider which materials you want used to waterproof your deck. There are multiple types of materials that are commonly used to waterproof wood, and each of them has its own benefits and disadvantages depending on the style of deck, the layout and other factors.

Vinyl deck material is one of the most common choices, and it is ideal for most homes. Vinyl decking has waterproof vinyl membranes which are considered to be high-standard in regards to waterproofing, particularly waterproofing decks that hang over living spaces. In addition to being high quality, vinyl deck material is low maintenance, reliable, and long-lasting as it tends to last for at least 10 to 15 years before it needs to be replaced. Vinyl decking is also affordable and in the price range for most homeowners.

Another option is a liquid deck coating, which will add a waterproof membrane layer to any deck surface. Liquid deck coating comes in a commercial-grade quality, is available with a variety of colours, and is long-lasting. It is especially ideal for high traffic areas, such as patios, poolside areas, and sundecks.

Tip #2: Choose the right builder

You’ll also need to choose the right builder or contractor for your waterproofing job. It’s important to look for a company that has experience working in waterproofing decks that hang over living spaces. This is because there are unique factors that need to be taken into consideration when installing waterproofing materials over living areas. A professional company with years of experience and skills in this area is your best choice for a durable, professional and long-lasting outcome.

To find the best builder, make sure you look up previous views online or even ask around to see if anyone has used their services. This will give you a general idea of their overall quality and their level of customer service.

Tip #3: Make sure your decking material is approved for roofing

The final tip is to make sure that the decking material that will be installed in your deck is actually roofing approved. Some companies may use a lower quality material that is not roofing approved to save money, so you should make sure before the job begins that the material is the right quality.

When it comes to having your deck waterproofed, make sure you consider the above tips to have the job done right.

Talk to the decking experts at Mountain View Sun Decks today to learn more about waterproofing your deck or any other decking questions you may have. Be sure to ask us about our “don’t pay until the job is done” policy.

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