Vinyl Decks in Edmonton
Vinyl decks are a favoured and affordable alternative to traditional wood options. Homeowners love vinyl for its versatility, maintenance free care, durability and waterproof capabilities. Vinyl is not only perfect for decks, but also for other exterior areas like patios, balconies, hot tub areas, and roof or sun decks! If you’re in the market for an outdoor living space that has a contemporary look, is budget friendly, and will last for decades a vinyl deck may be perfect for you.
What is Vinyl Decking?
Vinyl decking is a combination of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) which is one of the most widely produced synthetic plastic polymers in the world, layered with a polycarbonate membrane. Polycarbonates are composed of thermoplastic polymers that contain carbonate groups in their chemical makeup. The combination of these plastics means that vinyl decking is engineered to be very durable, temperature resistant, withstand high impacts, and provide one of the best waterproofing systems in the market.
Vinyl decking comes as a single ply sheet or in tiles. Advanced technology and research has led to a wide selection of designs, styles, and textures. The vinyl decking material is added to a solid plywood or lumber foundation, much like a subfloor you would have in your home, and the base is protected by the vinyl sheet. This prevents and eliminates any moisture that could cause rot or mould that other deck materials encounter. The vinyl decking is completely sealed, has watertight seams, and with proper installation includes water diverters, and flashing membrane which gives the foundation roofing-grade protection. Water is not absorbed, but drained with the natural slope, protecting the deck from water damage and increasing its lifespan.
The Perks of Having a Vinyl Deck in Edmonton
Vinyl decking is one of the lowest cost options and very affordable when it comes to building your deck. Over the lifetime of your deck you will end up spending less to build and maintain your dream outdoor living space. It is also one of the most versatile decking options. The current styles and designs available are abundant, and many compliment existing home exteriors. Choose from neutral or warm colour tones, textured designs like pebbled, marble or granite, or mix products to come up with your own design, the possibilities are endless.
Vinyl decking is strong and highly durable, it will not splinter, warp, or crack. From the extreme cold winter temperatures to the scorching summer heat, vinyl stands up to Edmonton’s intense weather conditions. Not to mention that its one of the best waterproofing solutions for decks. Vinyl is manufactured to combat moisture, rain, and snow. Additional features include that it’s slip-resistant, and protects against mildew. When properly installed vinyl offers long lasting durability, and should last the life of your deck.
Unlike wood decks vinyl requires no yearly maintenance. No annual sanding, painting or staining required. You don’t have to worry about splintering, water damage, mildew or mold growth, or fading from UV rays. Vinyl decking is built to stand up to heavy foot traffic, and general wear and tear that results from high usage; you can have peace of mind knowing it will not peel, tear, or chip over time.
Build a Versatile Waterproof Vinyl Deck with Edmonton Decks
Choosing the perfect deck for your home is an important decision. At Edmonton Decks we work with you to create a functional outdoor living space that fits with your lifestyle, reflects your personal aesthetic, and increases your home’s usable space. For over 35 years we have helped Edmonton homeowners increase their curb appeal with beautiful, high quality, decks. If you’re hoping to build a waterproof and maintenance free deck for your home, contact us for a quote today!