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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Weatherdek?

Weatherdek is a PVC membrane flooring for use on deck and roof deck surfaces exposed to pedestrian traffic. Weatherdek is available in a number of different colors and patterns and creates a 100% waterproof deck surface.

How is Weatherdek Installed?

Weatherdek is fully adhered to a smooth substrate using Weatherdek adhesives. Any joints in the membrane are overlapped by 1 inch and fully heat welded together to create a completely waterproof finish. The perimeters of the deck are then wrapped down over the outside edges, and wrapped up the inside walls and mechanically fastened. See our Installation page for more details.

What is Weatherdek Installed over?

Weatherdek recommends substrates of ‘Plywood’ or ‘Concrete’. Weatherdek creates a waterproof surface so the substrate should have a built in slope to drain moisture away from the building. Weatherdek should not be installed over top of pressure treated plywood as the treatment chemicals can stain the Weatherdek membrane.

How long will Weatherdek last?

A Weatherdek Vinyl Deck surface could last up to 15-25 years depending upon the application, exposure and care of the deck.

How long is the Warranty?

Weatherdek products are covered by a writtenWarranty of 5, 10 or 15 years depending upon the specific product.

How much does Weatherdek Cost?

Typically Weatherdek is priced by the square foot, as an installed product. There are many variables that effect pricing such as product thickness or pattern, job size, and job specific details. To learn more and receive an accurate estimate for your deck surface contact your local Weatherdek Dealer on our Find a Dealer page.

Can Weatherdek be installed over my existing deck?

Possibly. Weatherdek may be able to be installed over top of your existing deck surface with some preliminary work to the existing surface such as adding plywood or removing the existing coating. Contact your local Weatherdek dealer to discuss your specific application.

Is Weatherdek Waterproof?

Yes – when installed according to Weatherdek installation details and procedures Weatherdek becomes a completely 100% Waterproof surface, creating a covered dry space below.

Can Weatherdek be installed on a roof?

Yes – Weatherdek Plus roof-grade membranes meet ‘Building Code’ requirements as a roofing material, and can be used on flat roof areas over top of finished living space. Roof decks are a great way to extend the living space of your home to the outdoors.

Is Weatherdek Slip Resistant?

Yes – Weatherdek membranes are textured to provide a non-slip footing even when wet.

Is Weatherdek ‘Tested’?

Yes – all Weatherdek Plus membranes have been evaluated to numerous building code requirements and undergo ongoing third party ‘Testing and Certification’ with multiple building code organizations.

Will Weatherdek withstand Hot Climates?

Yes – all Weatherdek products are formulated with UV & Heat stabilizers and a factory applied acrylic top coat for additional protection and longevity.

Will Weatherdek withstand Freezing Temperatures?

Yes – Weatherdek membranes are formulated with state of the art plasticisers that allow the membrane to remain flexible at very low temperatures. Weatherdek is regularly tested for low temperature properties down to -40° C.

How do I remove snow / ice from Weatherdek?

o Snow can be shoveled off a Weatherdek surface using a plastic snow shovel or a push broom. Be sure the plastic shovel does not have a metal blade.
o Rock Salt and other similar Ice Melting compounds can be used on a Weatherdek surface as long as any residue left be these products is washed off the surface with soap and rinsed well with clean water prior to the following spring / summer suns.

How do I Clean Weatherdek?

o It is best to clean your Weatherdek surface with a mild dish soap solution and a soft bristle brush or broom for a light scrubbing. After cleaning be sure to rinse the surface well with clean water or a garden hose.
o Also see our Weatherdek Care & Cleaning’ info.

Why Choose Weatherdek?

Weatherdek offers the largest selection of Vinyl decking product on the market and has been doing so for over 35 years. We have been around through numerous Warranty cycles and the Weatherdek stands behind its products with proven durability.