Deck Considerations in Atlanta Home Improvement Inspection Checklist

The arrival of spring brings a bevy of home improvement ideas for many homeowners, but before you start compiling your wish-list, it is a good idea to perform a complete annual home inspection to ensure you don’t miss any important details and can properly prioritize your home improvement plans. Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine has given homeowners an advantage with a special section in their April issue and Duradek was happy to contribute some of the key deck considerations for your reference.

The ‘Spring Spruce Up’ (page 37) is a handy maintenance and repair checklist guide full of detailed information on the steps you need to properly provide your home with an annual inspection without missing a thing. This time of year it is particularly important to pay attention to your deck maintenance needs so your deck is safe, secure and ready for enjoyment through the sunny summer months.

Deck Inspection Advice

The folks at Duradek of Georgia are deck experts and members of the North America Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), so they know that deck safety is a primary concern.  On page 41, Duradek of Georgia mentions that with over 40 million decks in North America over 20 years old, homeowners would be wise to refer to NADRAs deck inspection checklist to dive even deeper into inspection and maintenance details for decking. It is important to ensure that any activities or enjoyment that your deck can bring to your family and guests are safe and worry-free.

Of course, general stability of the deck structure is the most important concern, but to ensure your deck structure stays strong you need to be confident that it is properly waterproofed to protect it from being compromised over time by water damage.

Deck Waterproofing

Duradek is the perfect solution for deck waterproofing since the PVC membrane provides a completely water-tight seal around your deck’s surface.  In addition, Duradek vinyl deck surfaces require no yearly maintenance like the sanding and staining a wood deck requires or the re-application of a liquid waterproof coating over a concrete deck. Whether you start with wood or with concrete, once Duradek has been installed you have guaranteed waterproof protection for 10 years.

A deck protected with Duradek as seen in Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine
A deck protected with Duradek as seen in
Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine.

In the image above which was included in April’s Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, you can see how Duradek provides a beautiful, clean and contemporary look. But what it doesn’t show is that this deck also serves as a roof for the ground-level deck below. Not only does Duradek protect the deck structure, but the roof-grade protection of Duradek Ultra membranes ensures that anything below your deck is kept dry too.

deck waterproofed by Duradek
Duradek 2nd story deck provides roof-grade
waterproof protection for lower deck.

If you are curious about the advantages of Duradek vinyl membranes and would like to talk to a trained and authorized Duradek installer about your potential deck renovations, you can contact a Duradek dealer in your area for a free estimate.

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