Answers to Common Vinyl Deck Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions and answers around PVC waterproofing deck membrane.
What is DeckRite?
DeckRite is an advanced PVC sheet product which is produced to performance specifications outlined by CGSB requirements. Our rolls are 72 inches x 300 feet. We cut to exact size for our dealers to minimize installation work.
How long will DeckRite last?
You can expect DeckRite to last many years. There are many factors that will affect the actual longevity of DeckRite membrane, such as UV exposure, care and maintenance, chemical usage, and heavy foot traffic. Please ensure you follow our Cleaning & Maintenance guide.
How do you clean DeckRite?
We suggest you clean your DeckRite surface at least 4 times per year, following our Cleaning & Maintenance instructions.
Is DeckRite tested to standards?
Yes, DeckRite products (Platinum Series) comply with Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Standard 3754.95 – PVC Roofing and Waterproofing Membranes
In addition, the following tests, typical to walking surface, have been conducted:
- abrasion resistance in accordance with ASTMD Standard 1242
- slip resistance in accordance with CAN/CGSB Standard 75.1
View a complete testing report (PDF).
Testing conducted by Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd.
Is there a warranty?
All DeckRite products are covered by a written warranty. Warranty documentation is available from DeckRite Canada dealers and distributors (or upon requested from our office).
How is DeckRite installed?
DeckRite is adhered to a plywood or concrete substrate using our specially formulated contact (solvent-based) adhesive; in some cases a latex adhesive may also be used.
If several vinyl runs are required, each run is overlapped by 3/4 inches to 1 1/4 inches (minimum) and a hot air gun is used to fuse the two vinyl strips together, creating one single continuous waterproofing membrane.
Additional installation details will be provided by your dealer.
Can DeckRite be installed on treated lumber?
Yes. DeckRite can be installed over treated plywood – follow the same installation procedures as you would for standard 5/8 inch or 3/4 inch tongue and groove GOS (Good One Side) plywood. Note: Be sure to remove any areas that have been overtreated with the treatment solution, as the contact adhesive (or latex adhesive) will not adhere to the substrate and DeckRite membrane.
How will DeckRite stand up to heat and freezing temperatures?
DeckRite has been installed in hot, humid, and freezing Canadian climates for the past 45 years.
DeckRite has been tested to various cold crack standards as required for PVC membranes at temperature well below zero. DeckRite has also been tested to temperatures in access of 150F for a extended period.
How should snow be removed from DeckRite?
Use a plastic shovel to remove snow from your vinyl deck. Ensure your shovel has no sharp edges prior to snow removal.