Terraces, Patios and Decks Top In-Demand Trends for 2013

Terraces, Patios and Decks were identified as the top outdoor living trends for 2013 according to results of the 2013 Residential Landscape Architect Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The survey polled landscape architects who specialize in residential design and asked them to rate the expected popularity of various residential outdoor design elements for 2013. In addition to Terraces/ Patios/ Decks topping the expected demand at 97.6%, the results also show demand for low maintenance design and sustainability.

ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA says, “In this uncertain economy, homeowners want to get more enjoyment out of their yards. They want attractive outdoor spaces that are both easy to take care of and sustainable”.

With the desire for outdoor living space on the rise, Duradek is the ideal product choice to fill the need of many of these anticipated outdoor living space design trends with our single-ply, low maintenance walkable roof membrane and the inherit green features with PVC membranes longevity. Duradek provides homeowners with an attractive walking surface that waterproofs their balcony or roof deck in one step, without the need for annual maintenance which presents an economic advantage measured in both time and money over a simple wooden deck or liquid coating system that would require regular upkeep or reapplication.

Check out some of the survey results below and how Duradek is an optimal product choice to meet the needs of these expected demands.

Outdoor Design Elements (Overall rating for 2013)

Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular:

Outdoor living spaces (kitchens, entertainment spaces) – 94.5%

Outdoor living space with Duradek flooring
Duradek provides an attractive and easy to clean surface for your outdoor living space with slip resistance and UV and mold inhibitors built into the material.
Outdoor recreation amenities (pools, spas, tennis courts) – 76.3%

Pool Deck with Duradek membrane
Duradek also makes an attractive and easy to maintain surface for pool and hot tub surrounds.
Sustainable design practices – 74.8%

Installer rolling out Duradek vinyl
PVC’s one-step application and longevity compare favourably to the multiple application and reapplication requirements of liquid applied systems, and unlike pressure treated wood, no harmful chemicals are eventually leeched into the landfills.

Outdoor Structures (Overall rating for 2013)

Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular:

Terraces/patios/decks – 97.6%

Roof Deck waterproofed with Duradek
Whether it a ground level patio or a roof deck over living space, Duradek membranes provide waterproof protection with a 10-year warranty (increased to a 15-year warranty in June 2019).
Fencing (includes gates) – 89.6%

Durarail powder coated aluminum railing as fencing around pool
Durarail powder coated aluminum railing and fencing systems are the perfect complement to Duradek to match its durability and low maintenance performance. No rust, no sanding, no staining…ever!

To view the complete published survey results, visit the American Society of Landscape Architects News.

If you’d like to discuss how Duradek can benefit your home or project, one of our specially trained Duradek installers in your area would be happy to answer your questions.

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