When shopping for solutions for your outdoor living spaces, you may occasionally see the term “Deck Membrane”. In the article, we will explain what deck membranes are, their aesthetic, and all of the benefits they provide.
What is a Deck Membrane?
A deck membrane is also known as a waterproofing or decking membrane. These membranes protect your deck from a variety of elements – including rain, snow, and the sun. Membrane decking is created from a variety of materials such as vinyl, PVC, or modified bitumen. Membranes are applied over a deck’s surface, creating a physical barrier that protects the deck and stops water from entering. Noble Roofing recommends Continental Decking Membranes, which are made out of Vinyl.
Designs and Aesthetics
Due to being made out of various materials, membranes are available in a variety of looks and feels. They can be soft and flexible. Continental Deck Membranes are Slip Resistant.
Key Benefits of Deck Membranes:
The primary benefits of membranes are waterproofing, durability, reduced maintenance, and versatility.
Waterproofing: Decking Membranes create a watertight seal on your deck. This seal prevents moisture from damaging the underlying materials. Waterproofing reduced the risk of damaging the deck and can help mitigate water and mold issues.
Low Maintenance: Membranes are designed with wear and use in mind. They are easy to maintain. Continental, for example, recommends just cleaning with warm soapy water twice a year.
Design Versatility – Deck membranes are available in a variety of colors and patterns. They can look like wood, rock, pebble, and more.
Protection for People too – Deck membranes can be slip-resistant. This can help keep high-traffic areas safer.
Cost-Effective Longevity – Although there is an added cost to having a membrane installed, the savings in deck repairs and staining/painting may be worth it.
Installation and Considerations:
A reputable installer must be used to ensure the deck is properly sealed and protected by the membrane. Installation involves proper surface preparation, precise application, and attention to detail. It is also important to know the relevant codes and to get the appropriate approvals when installing this material. A knowledgeable contractor will help you select the correct membrane and design for your specific needs.
Save Your Deck and your Wallet with a Membrane
Deck membranes can be a strategic investment that pays dividends in the form of prolonged deck life, reduced maintenance, and enhanced outdoor enjoyment. They transform your outdoor living space, protect your deck, and can protect those that use it.
Learn more about decking and get a free quote from Noble Roofing today.