Surrey, BC – Feb 7, 2024 — Duradek, the original vinyl deck waterproofing membrane, proudly celebrates its remarkable 50th-year at the forefront of transforming outdoor living spaces, setting the standard for quality, durability, and style. From its humble beginnings in 1974, Duradek has evolved from a pioneering waterproof decking product to the leading brand, consistently delivering quality solutions that protect your living space and enhance your outdoor enjoyment.
Founded by two visionary contractors in British Columbia’s Okanagan region, Duradek was inspired by a marine vinyl used to provide attractive, waterproof, and non-slip finish for small boat interiors. Recognizing its potential for lake view decks, they saw an opportunity to provide an attractive, slip-resistant, waterproof, and easy-to-clean surface. Thus, an industry was born.
Our success over the years has been in recognizing the necessity of finding those contractors who believe in “doing it right.”
Owners John and Robert Ogilvie’s unwavering dedication to the brand’s vision and quality standards has been instrumental in Duradek’s enduring success. They introduced Canada’s first single-ply walkable roofing product with a CCMC report for pedestrian traffic on flat roofs over living spaces. This achievement not only solidified Duradek’s reputation as an industry leader but also set a new standard for safety and performance in the outdoor living space sector.
“Our success over the years has been in recognizing the necessity of finding those contractors who believe in “doing it right.” We are very proud to have surrounded ourselves with an excellent group of small contractors who have made Duradek the focus of their businesses,” the Ogilvie brothers emphasize. “A successful “system” requires good products, good details that stay relevant to changes in the way we build, good contractors and a good warranty system to protect our customers if something goes wrong. We can honestly say that describes our organization.” Their commitment to excellence extends beyond its cutting-edge products. Every Duradek installer undergoes rigorous training by the company to master the refined and proven installation methods developed over 50 years. This ensures that each project benefits from the expertise and precision that only Duradek can offer.
“We are incredibly proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary as pioneers in the waterproof deck industry,” said Jennifer Ogilvie Brackett, General Manager at Duradek. “Throughout the years, Duradek’s commitment to quality and innovation has allowed us to continuously redefine outdoor living spaces. We look forward to the next 50 years of setting new standards and protecting the homes of thousands of customers worldwide each year.”
As Duradek celebrates its golden anniversary, the company remains committed to the innovation of waterproof solutions for outdoor living spaces. With a legacy of excellence, Duradek is poised to continue revolutionizing the industry for years to come.
With over 180 million square feet of Duradek installed across North America, the company has played a pivotal role in advancing the specialty trade of deck waterproofing. For more information about Duradek and its range of products and services, please visit duradek.com.
About Duradek: Founded in 1974, Duradek is a pioneering vinyl decking company that revolutionized the outdoor living space industry. With a 50-year legacy of innovation and a commitment to quality, Duradek sets the standard for waterproof deck solutions. The company’s installation methods, combined with a dedicated network of trained installers, ensure that every project benefits from the unmatched expertise and precision needed for walkable, roofing-grade waterproofing. For more information, please visit duradek.com.