Architectural Resources – 

About Building Product Testing

Duradek Ultra Meets Building Code Standards as a Walkable Roof Deck Membrane.

Why is Product Testing Important?

….See for yourself!

Accelerated UV Testing Comparison - Vinyl Deck Membranes
Accelerated Weathering Test (ASTM G90) Progression Results

Duradek, the original vinyl waterproof membrane is the MOST tested vinyl on the market today for sundecks, balconies and flat roof decks. With ongoing research and development and consistent manufacturing history, Duradek has proven its successful performance through multiple warranty cycles over 4 decades.

Accelerated Weathering Comparison

Before you buy, consider this….The image above shows the results of Accelerated Weather Testing (ASTM G90) and compares Duradek vinyl with another vinyl brand. Which surface would you rather have on your deck? (See “Before You Buy, Consider This”).

Not sure what approvals are required for a walkable vinyl waterproofing membrane on a roof deck over living space? View our evaluations checklist.

Vinyl Decking Testing Credentials

Testing and Evaluation Services Explained –

Building Code Materials Standards Organizations and Evaluations Requirements:
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CAN/CGSB 37.54-95 Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane

A material standard which provides a basis for evaluating flexible, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membranes for use in roofing and waterproofing.

The International Codes require Thermoplastic single-ply membrane roof coverings to comply with either ASTM D 4434 or CAN/CGSB 37.54-95.

The CAN/CGSB 37.54-95 standard also provides a basis for evaluating PVC membranes used on decking subject to pedestrian traffic but does not address additional criteria such as skid resistance, abrasion resistance and resistance to puncture from sustained loads.

Duradek Ultra is compliant with National Standard of Canada CAN/CGSB-37.54-95 Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane for Type 3, Class B Membranes.

QAI Test Report RJ0449P-1R1

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ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) – United States

Building Code organizations such as ICC-ES provide a comprehensive product evaluation service for alternate materials and systems. The additional test procedures required by their acceptance criteria extend the scope of the Building Code(s) from roofing membranes, in the case of Duradek Ultra, to that of walkable roofing membrane which can accept pedestrian traffic.

ICC-ES has determined that Duradek Ultra complies with the 2024, 2021, 2018, 2015, 2012, and 2009 International Building and Residential I-Codes. ICC-ES deemed Duradek Ultra a walking deck and classified roof covering in accordance with:
• ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Walking Decks (AC39)
• ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Membrane Roof Coverings (AC75)
• CAN/CGSB 34.54-95 Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane materials standard
• ASTM E108 ‘Methods of Fire Tests of Roof Coverings’ classification
• ANSI/FM 4474 Appendix B simulated wind uplift requirements
• ANSI/SPRI ES-1 metal edge securement requirements

ICC-ES Evaluation Service Report ESR-2151

CCMC Logo Evaluation 13134-R

Canadian Construction Material Centre (CCMC) – Canada

Building Code organizations such as CCMC in Canada provide a comprehensive product evaluation service for alternate materials and systems. The additional test procedures required by their acceptance criteria extend the scope of the Building Code(s) from roofing membranes, in the case of Duradek Ultra, to that of walkable roofing membrane which can accept pedestrian traffic.

CCMC has determined that Duradek Ultra is an acceptable PVC Sheet-Applied Waterproof Decking membrane in compliance with the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2015. CCMC’s acceptance criteria require walkable PVC decking membranes be tested for slip resistance.

CCMC Evaluation Report 13134-R

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Florida Building Commission (FBC)

The state of Florida has a unified code composed of two sections with product approval systems for each section. The state section includes 65 of 67 counties. The High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) is geographically defined as Dade (Miami) and Broward (Fort Lauderdale) counties only. Florida is a natural disaster-prone state that requires a higher standard for performance of products, materials, and systems of construction. The FBC administers the Florida Product Approval System.

Duradek Ultra meets the requirements for use as a walking deck and classified roof covering outside the HVHZ.

FBC Test Report: FL#20069 (2023)

Third-party Quality Control:

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Quality Auditing Institute Ltd. (QAI)

QAI is an accredited independent testing, inspection and certification agency serving the Building Industry. QAI maintains a third-party monitored quality assurance program to verify continued compliance of Duradek Ultra as required by both the Florida Building Commission and ICC Evaluation Service.

To view online, visit the QAI Directory of Listed Products and search for ‘Duradek’.

  
 Why_ICC_Page_1ICC on Membrane Roof Decks Evaluation Reports
Why is an Evaluation Report So Important | in U.S./ICC-ES (2 page .pdf)
Duradek’s ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-2151 (3 page .pdf)
 Anatomy ICC-ES ReportThe Anatomy of an ICC-ES Report (2 page .pdf/tri-fold style brochure)
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Useful Resources

Checklist: Time, Tested and Approved – Testing and Approvals Required for Roof Grade Vinyl Deck Waterproof Membranes

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Hand Out: ICC-ES Evaluation Comparison of Vinyl Brands

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Brochure – Anatomy of an ICC-ES Report: Comparison Chart Only

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TechTalk #164: Duradek Ultra Meets North American Building Code Standards as a Walkable Roof Deck Membrane

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Information Sheet: Before You Buy, Consider This – Accelerated Weathering (ASTM G90) Test Results

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White Paper – June 2014: The D’s of Decking – Waterproofing Flat Roof Decks

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Duradek USA Approvals

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports can help determine if the building products you chose have been tested to meet the minimum requirements for current building codes.

Ongoing testing proves that Duradek Vinyl (PVC) Membranes meet building code as both a roofing membrane and a pedestrian traffic surface.

Duradek US Approvals

Vinyl (PVC) Membrane Testing, Evaluations and Reports as a Walkable Roof Deck Membrane in the U.S.A.

Duradek Ultra
(60 mil. thickness with woven polyester backing)

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

ICC-ES – Division 7: Thermal and Moisture Protection
• Section: 07 18 13 – Pedestrian Traffic Coatings
• Section: 07 54 00 – Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing
• Section: 07 54 19 – Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing

ICC-ES Evaluation Service Report ESR-2151

Duradek Ultra’s ICC-ES report (ESR-2151) shows Duradek is compliant to 2024, 2021, 2018, 2015, 2012, and 2009 International Codes (IBC | IRC).

ICC-ES Evaluation Service Report ESR-2151 CBC and CRC Supplement

Duradek Ultra’s ICC-ES Supplement shows Duradek is compliant to the 2022 California Building Code (CBC | CRC). 

ASTM D4434, Type II
Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing
Duradek Ultra complies with ASTM D4434, Type II
(see section 3.2.1 of ICC-ESR-2151).

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

CAN/CGSB 37.54-95 – Type 3, Class B
Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane
QAI Test Report: RJ0449P-1R1

Note: Duradek Ultra complies with the equivalent standard of ASTM D4434, Type II.
Please see section 3.2.1 in our ICC-ES Evaluation Report.

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

ASTM D2299-68
Chemical Resistance of Walking Decks – AC-39
QAI Evaluation Report: RJ2822P-2

Fire Ratings

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

ASTM E108-08
Fire Test of Roof Covering Test Method – Class A
QAI Evaluation Report: RJ0720F-1

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

ASTM E108-11
Fire Test of Roof Covering Test Method – Class C
QAI Evaluation Report: RJ5052F-1

Wind Uplift

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

ANSI/FM 4474
Wind Uplift Test
QAI Test Report: RJ0913P-1R2

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

ANSI/SPRI ES-1
Pulloff Test for Edge Flashing
Farabaugh Test Report: T128-11

Regional Building Product Requirements

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

Florida Building Commission Requirements
Updated! – We now comply to Florida Building Code (2023)
(Excluding HVHZ Miami-Dade)
FBC Test Report: FL#20069 (2023)

To view details online, view the product approval on FloridaBuilding.org or visit Florida Building Code Information System, select code year 2023 and search Certificate of Product Approval by FL# 20069-R5, or select ‘Duradek’ from product manufacturer list.

Vinyl Membrane US Evaluation Reports

Texas Department of Insurance Requirements
TDI Evaluation Report: RC-477
To view evaluation report on the Texas Department of Insurance website, view the product evaluation here.

Duradek Ultra Okanagan FB
(60 mil. thickness with non-woven polyester backing)

Conformance to CAN/CGSB 37.54-95 – Type 3, Class B Polyvinyl Chloride Roofing and Waterproofing Membrane
QAI Evaluation Confirmation Letter – Based on results of:
– QAI Evaluation Report: T731-1
– QAI Evaluation Report: T731-3

Third-Party Quality Control

Quality Auditing Institute
QAI Listing No.: B1023-2 (Duradek U.S.)
PVC Roofing and Walking Deck Membrane (Includes Duradek Ultra and Okanagan V2V) – Listing No. B1023-2. To view on the QAI website, visit the QAI Directory of Listed Products and search for ‘Duradek’.

Test links provided on this page are relevant excerpts.
Should you require complete reports or more information, please phone (800) 338-3568 (USA) or (866) 591-5594 (Canada).

Relevant Testing and Evaluation Factors for Fully Adhered PVC Deck Membranes
Are Bursting and Tongue Tear Tests Relevant?

Vinyl Decking Elasticity vs Breaking Strength

Architectural Resources – 

LEEDS Credit

LEED Eligible? YES – Duradek Products Qualify for LEED points

Duradek can be a contributing building product to help projects earn Green Building status.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system was devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.

By fulfilling credits, projects earn points to determine which of 4 levels of certification for which the project qualifies. Detailed information on the LEED program can be found through the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council.

Duradek Qualifies for LEED Credits

The longevity of Duradek’s performance and its installation recommendations allow Duradek Vinyl Membranes to qualify for LEED Credits for your Green Building projects.

For more information on Duradek vinyl’s GREEN advantages, visit our Building Green page.

See the Architectural Resource 1 page here.

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Data Sheets | SDS

Data Sheets for Duradek PVC Membranes & Associated Products

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) – Formerly Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Deck building safety is important and requires more consideration than harnessing workers on elevated decks. Duradek encourages all construction professionals to consult with the Safety Data Sheets for all products and accessories. These materials are an important component of product stewardship, occupational safety, health, and spill-handling procedures.

Your safety matters.

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Safety Data Sheets for Duradek PVC Membranes 

Duradek PVC Membranes – English

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Safety Data Sheets for Adhesives 

D763-1 – Latex Trowel-On Adhesive – English |

D763-R – Latex Roller Grade Adhesive – English

D 811-23-W – Contact Adhesive (winter grade) – English

D 811-23-S – Contact Adhesive (summer grade) – English |

D 811-23- LVOC – Contact Adhesive (low VOC) – English |

D1307 – Brush Grade Contact Cement – English

Xylol – Adhesive Thinner for use with Contact Adhesive – English |

PVC Clip Adhesive – English

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Safety Data Sheets for Other Products Available From Duradek

.5″ Butyl Tape – .5 inch Butyl Tape – English

.75″ Butyl Tape – .75 inch Butyl Tape – English

Planipatch – Cement Based Filler – English |

Planipatch Plus – Cement Based Filler Additive – English |

Urethane Caulking – English

Duradek Deck Cleaner – Vinyl Cleaner – English |

Big O – Citrus Based Cleaner

Architectural Resources –

Product Data Sheets

PVC Membranes

Duradek Ultra 60 mil Woven Backed PVC Membrane

Duradek Ultra 60 mil Non-woven Backed PVC Membrane

Duradek 45 mil Non-woven Backed PVC Membrane

Adhesives

D 811-23-W – Contact Adhesive (winter grade)

D 811-23-S – Contact Adhesive (summer grade)

D 811-23-LVOC – Contact Adhesive (Low VOC)

D 1307 – Contact Adhesive

D 763-R – Water Based Adhesive (roller grade)

D 763-1 – Water Based Adhesive (trowel grade)

Other Accessories

Stainless Steel Screws

Partner Products Used in a Duradek Assembly

US – USG Durock® Cement board with Edgeguard™

CAN – CGC Durock® Cement Board with Edgeguard™

US – USG Durock® Tile Backer Screws

CAN – CGC Durock® Tile Backer Screws