Dek-Vision – Deck Makeover Visualizer Tool
Your deck design decisions just got easier…and a lot more fun!
Enjoy exploring our new Dek-Vision online visualizer tool for your deck makeover plans from the comfort of your own home. Experiment with different Duradek vinyl colors and patterns, different Durarail railing colors, and various siding options to create the look you want for your exterior design.
Choose from 8 pre-loaded deck images, or even upload your own deck photo.
A virtual deck makeover with Dek-Vision will give you a good idea of how Duradek vinyl will look on your deck. Though it may not be an exact representation of pattern scale and color, it is a very close representation. Once you decide on the look you want, simply contact your local Duradek installer to bring you some samples to check out in person and get a free estimate on your deck renovation or new build.
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Tips for Planning Your Deck Makeover with Dek-Vision
- To jump in right away, use one of the preloaded deck images that most closely reflects the style of your deck.
- If realism counts for you, upload your own deck image. Try to choose or take a photo of your deck when it is clear of clutter to make assigning the shape of your deck surface easier. You can work around furniture or unique shapes on your deck with easy-to-use tools, but it will take you less time if your deck surface is clear.
- Save your Dek-Vision images by simply logging-in to come back to them later.
- Share your Dek-Vision creations for feedback from family and friends on social media with the hashtag #DoItWithDuradek.
- Once you have your favorite color selection, be sure to request actual samples to view at your home under actual daylight conditions.
Deck Makeover Considerations
A deck makeover is possibly the most enjoyable of all home renovation plans. After all, it is a place of leisure that your whole family can enjoy. It is where many of your family’s memories are created and a favorite place to entertain when the season allows. When you are selecting your decking products, your design elements, and your deck accessories, be sure to keep in mind how you spend time on your deck. By planning ahead for how you most enjoy using your deck, you can make the best decisions for a deck that will suit you and your family for many years to come.
Will your deck need to be comfortable on bare feet?
Selecting a Duradek vinyl deck surface is a great choice for tender toes. You don’t have to worry about splinters like you might with wood decks. Choosing a color from our Cool-Dek selection will mean your deck surface will hold less heat than some of our darker colors so bare feet will find the surface more comfortable.
Do you need to use the space under your deck for outdoor storage?
Do you need a place to store gardening supplies, sporting goods or deck furniture that you don’t keep out all year? If you have an elevated deck surfaced with Duradek, you have a dry area underneath, creating a convenient outdoor storage area.
Do you barbecue or entertain frequently on your deck?
When cooking, eating and drinking are common activities on your deck, you definitely want an easy to clean surface. Duradek vinyl decks are very easy to clean. To best care for your deck, we recommend cleaning 4 times a year. A light scrub using a stiff bristled brush with water and vinyl cleaner will do the trick if the dirt has settled in. To rinse, you can use a spray setting on a garden hose or a low setting on a power washer. Spills should still be wiped up immediately to avoid stains, but a simple wipe does the trick in most cases. Ask your Duradek installer for a remnant piece of vinyl to use under your barbecue for grease drips to avoid a bigger cleaning job on your deck.
Does your deck need to be low maintenance?
While some people may enjoy the physical labor of annual deck maintenance, many of us do not. Most of us prefer to use our decks purely for leisure. But the truth of the matter is that waterproofing is incredibly important in protecting the structure and keeping your deck and your home safe. Most waterproofing options require ongoing re-application to keep doing their waterproofing job. For example, painting or staining traditional slotted wood decks or reapplying liquid coatings can be time-consuming and weather dependent. With Duradek vinyl decking, once it is installed it requires zero maintenance to keep doing its waterproofing job throughout the course of its lifetime (which often exceeds 15 – 20 years). Your deck and your home are protected and you don’t have to do anything but relax.
Does your deck need to be suitable for children?
You already know that Duradek vinyl deck surfaces are comfortable on bare feet and easy to clean, so a couple of the most important child-friendly features have already been mentioned. One more consideration is that the textured, slip-resistant surface is a great feature for reducing tumbles from excited little people who make the most of their outdoor time…usually at top speed.
Does your deck need to be suitable for pets?
If you have pets, Duradek is a great surface for your deck. You already know it is easy to clean. In practical terms, its durable, slip-resistant surface is just as important for your four-legged friends as it is for the rest of the family. Duradek will not be harmed by animal paws. It would be incredibly hard for even the most determined of chewers to bite through a flat vinyl surface. As for your choice in deck railing, no teeth are going to chew away at aluminum railing posts like they might with wooden railings. Duradek and Durarail make a great choice for decks of pet owners.