Duradek Okangan Linen Vinyl Decking
Duradek Okangan Linen Vinyl Decking
Duradek Vinyl Decking Waterproofing Solutions
Duradek Project - After
Duradek Project - Before

The Problem

Since first moving into their new home, the homeowners experienced water leaking through to some light fixtures. When they had the shingles replaced on their primary sloped roof, they inquired about the flat roof over the addition. The existing flat roof exposed surface was carpet! No waterproofing detailing at all. Duradek was recommended for an attractive single-product waterproofing and walking surface solution—perfect for a deck over living space.

The homeowners also got a quote for 2-ply torch-on roofing, which is not meant to accept pedestrian traffic. With torch-on, they would need to add a separate walking deck surface. They chose Duradek’s time tested waterproofing solution to protect their home.

The Duradek Solution

Once removing all of the failed roofing products, the installers could see that the leaks were coming from the deck/wall intersection; a common issue when deck waterproofing is not handled by a trained professional familiar with the building envelope.

They installed fresh 3/4″ untreated plywood and perimeter drip flashing. Then Duradek Heritage Aspen was applied with proper care to waterproofing details where the deck meets the wall. This included removal of the siding and extending the membrane 6″ up the outside wall at the inside perimeter of the deck.

Old wooden railings were replaced with a Durarail aluminum picket railing system for a perfectly finished, low maintenance deck. 

Job Notes

After the vinyl installation, their low-maintenance outdoor living space was completed with fascia mounted Durarail aluminum railings for waterproofing integrity and functional style with a single-source warranty.

* This project was featured Case Study on the Duradek National website at duradek.com/vinyl-decking/case-studies

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