Deck Membrane Systems for Superior Waterproof Performance
Compare Duradek Advantages over Traditional Deck and Roofing Systems
Duradek is professionally applied by trained and authorized installers. Duradek’s multifunctional advantages bring time and cost savings when compared to other traditional deck or flat roof systems.
Duradek vs Wood
Functional Advantage of Duradek Membranes over Wood Decks
Duradek vs Concrete
While concrete does not rot, it will crumble over time as moisture and rust can seep into it, destroying the integrity of the structure. Its porous surface is easily stained and a sealant will need to be regularly applied to prevent staining and cracking – and once it has begun to crack, it will not stop. Installation is complicated by the need for dry conditions for installation and curing time before use.
Functional Advantage of Duradek Membranes over Concrete Decks
Duradek vs Fibreglass
Fibreglass is an extremely finicky and messy process requiring a delicate ratio of hardener and resin that can vary with air temperature and humidity, which makes it a challenging process to master. Onsite mixing makes its toxicity a factor and contractors must avoid skin contact and inhalation of its vapours. Installation requires at least 2 consecutive days of dry, warm conditions as it must be given time to harden and be sanded before use. Fibreglass will not rot like wood, but it will fragment and crack over its lifetime, eventually breaking away from the substrate. It is a rigid material that is very susceptible to expansion and contraction, and any movement will cause hairline cracks.
Functional Advantage of Duradek Membranes over Fibreglass Decks
Duradek vs Composite Decking
Functional Advantage of Duradek Membranes over Composite Decks
Duradek vs Liquid Applied Systems
Traditional liquid applied waterproofing systems need ideal conditions for application. This process can require entranceways, walkways, and common areas to be closed off for lengthy periods to accommodate multiple stages of application and curing time. If there is any trapped moisture present, it can accelerate rot or cause the coating to bubble and peel, exposing the underlying structure to the elements. Because it dries to a solid surface, expansion and contraction will cause the coating to crack and chip away.
Job Site Advantage with Duradek Membranes over Liquid Applied Systems
Duradek vs Traditional Flat Roof Systems
Traditional roofing products like built-up tar & gravel or torch-down systems that require open flame on the job site can increase job-site risk (those contractors require a much more expensive insurance). These systems requiring open flame are not recommended for installation on occupied space. Plus, separate installation of the walking surface is still required.