OnDek Vinyl Worx deck membrane is both a flooring material and a roofing material!
When you install a deck over your yard, water is a minimal worry. But, water leaks become a major concern when you install an elevated deck over your roof or another part of your home. Once water gets under your elevated deck, your home suffers from problems like rot, mold, and discoloration. To avoid water-leak problems, use vinyl decking; a vinyl deck membrane.
Vinyl deck membranes are made of polyvinyl chloride. They are usually made as rolled stock with polyester backing to help them stick to a base.
When more than one sheet is required, installers heat weld a waterproof seam that prevents elevated decks from leaking. To create the waterproof seam, the installer overlaps the two rolls by one inch. The installer can then use a waterproof heat weld to connect the two sheets.
Typically, vinyl decking can be used in place of planks. With a plethora of customizable and standard designs, the membrane itself creates a distinctive look that is easy to maintain, ADA-compliant, and eco-friendly. The waterproof membrane also protects everything below it.
Since vinyl for decking is often used on elevated or roof-top decks, the big question is whether you can use them on roofs? The answer to the question is yes, and especially on flat roofs that are prone to leaking. Before installing a vinyl deck membrane on a roof, it is important to speak to a roofing expert to evaluate the product and the roof.
The alternative to using vinyl deck membranes is the traditional way of covering a flat roof. Installers often turn to tar and gravel or torch-down systems. With vinyl deck membranes, no open flame is necessary, and the roofing project can be completed in one day (depending on the size of the roof).
Using a vinyl deck membrane on a flat roof allows people to use the flat roof as a deck, even if that was not the original intention. Vinyl decking materials are weather-resistant and designed to last through extreme weather conditions and temperatures ranging between -40°F to 176°F (-40° to 80° Celsius). You can even shovel snow off of a vinyl deck membrane!
Vinyl membranes can be installed over various surfaces, and they can last significantly longer than any traditional flat-roofing product. As long as you take care of your OnDek vinyl membrane, you can expect it to last for many years.
When you use an OnDek vinyl membrane, water leaks are no longer a problem. Our products protect elevated decks, balconies, and porches, as well as flat roofs with an eco-friendly style that is easy to maintain. But don’t just believe us. Try our decking products and see for yourself.