Duradek Versus Composite Decking
What is composite decking?
Composite decking is when wood is combined with PVC or Vinyl or other plastic products through a manufacturing process and then pressed, colored and molded into shapes resembling real wood decking boards.
Composite decking has been hailed as a “Low Maintenance” decking solution when compared with wooden decks that require extensive bleaching, cleaning and staining almost every year.
It would be unfair to “paint” all composite decking with the same “brush” so to speak, as there is great variation in available quality. Obviously, you get what you pay for! Cheap composite decking will discolor more quickly, and in some extreme cases crumble and become brittle in the sun.
To compare Duradek with Composite decking may not be a fair comparison, as the two can serve very different purposes. Duradek can certainly be used in the majority of Composite Decking applications, but the reverse is certainly not true!
Duradek Vinyl Waterproofing membrane is far more diverse in its applications. Yes it can be used on a deck, but better than that, it creates usable space beneath the newly waterproofed deck!
- Imagine more storage?
- An extra room beneath that deck?
- What about a sunroom?
- Have a flat roof? What about creating a roof-top patio?
- The options become limitless when your medium is both beautiful to the eye and functional in that it creates usable space beneath?
Architects love using Duradek because it allows them to express themselves artistically and not be limited to square houses, with boring wooden decks.
As if that wasn’t enough reason to choose Duradek, there’s one more. A biggy! Duradek is only installed by our trained, certified and approved applicators around the world. This means you don’t have to worry about the “tail light” warranty (once you see the installers tail lights drive down your driveway, you never see them again), instead, our applicators are the best in the business, and we stand by them.
Find an approved Duradek applicator in your area, and spend more time enjoying your deck, and less time working on it!