Case History #143 | Custom Details on Tile Roof Deck


New Private Residence, Cumming, GA


Along the shores of beautiful Lake Lanier, this exquisite new building is a private residence with detailed architectural elements often reserved for high-end markets. When the owners decided they wanted outdoor tiles on their deck surface, the contractor was both concerned and challenged with the task of proper waterproofing since the deck is curved and acts as a roof to the patio area below. After a tile contractor was retained to complete the challenging task, he immediately contacted his local Duradek distributor.


The Duradek installer carefully assessed the project and he knew to do the job properly, the lower level of brick on the vertical surfaces adjacent to the deck surface had to be removed, allowing him to apply the Ultra Tiledek membrane a few inches vertically for proper waterproofing at the deck perimeters. Although the project contractor would have preferred to avoid the extra cost, Duradek installers believe in doing it right the first time, so he would not install the membrane at all unless it could be done properly. The tile contractor agreed, the bricks were removed and the membrane was installed correctly.

Duradek Ultra Tiledek
When it comes to waterproofing, it’s all in the details.

When it comes to waterproofing, it’s all in the details and with this project that fact was not overlooked. When it came down to the flashing details on the perimeter, the elegant tile look was extended to this feature by taking Duradek’s PVC Coated Drip Edge to a metal fabricator to customize it. They successfully adhered the exterior tile to the pvc coated drip edge and gave the project a sophisticated and elegant finishing touch.

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Applicating Contractor:

Advanced Duradek Systems of Georgia / R.A. Maner Construction

Roger Maner


Job Contact:

Duradek of Georgia / R.L. Hayes Construction Inc.

Royce Hayes



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