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How To Maintain Your Duradek Vinyl


How to Maintain Your Duradek Vinyl

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At Waterproof Decks Of Oregon, we take pride in installing Duradek vinyl decking, a premium and long-lasting waterproof solution for your outdoor space. Duradek vinyl decking is not only known for its durability but also for its low-maintenance characteristics. To ensure your Duradek vinyl deck remains in top condition and retains its beauty for years to come, follow these essential maintenance tips:

Tips for a Long-Lasting and Beautiful Deck

Regular Cleaning:

  • For routine maintenance, sweep or rinse off debris, dirt, and leaves from your Duradek vinyl deck using a garden hose or a gentle spray of water. Regular cleaning will prevent the buildup of particles that can lead to stains or discoloration.

Cleaning Agents:

  • Mild household cleaners, soap, or a mixture of warm water and a gentle detergent can be used for more thorough cleaning. Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, abrasive cleaners, or solvents, as they can damage the vinyl surface.

Cleaning Tools:

  • Soft bristle brushes, mops, or sponges are ideal for cleaning your Duradek vinyl deck. Avoid using abrasive scrub brushes or steel wool, as they can scratch the surface.

Stains and Marks:

  • For stubborn stains or marks, apply the mild cleaning solution directly to the affected area and gently scrub with a soft brush or sponge. Rinse the area thoroughly with clean water after cleaning.

Preventing Scratches:

  • Avoid dragging heavy or sharp objects across the vinyl deck surface, as this may cause scratches. Use protective pads or mats under furniture to prevent direct contact with the vinyl.

Avoid Heat Buildup:

  • During hot weather, avoid leaving objects with rubber or plastic components, such as planters or furniture, in direct contact with the vinyl surface. Prolonged contact with these materials can lead to heat buildup and potentially cause damage.

Winter Maintenance:

  • In colder climates, be cautious when removing ice or snow from your Duradek vinyl deck. Use plastic shovels or brooms with soft bristles to avoid damaging the vinyl surface. Avoid using ice melt products containing chemicals that could harm the vinyl.

Inspect for Damage:

  • Regularly inspect your Duradek vinyl deck for any signs of damage, such as tears, cuts, or punctures. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and maintain the deck’s integrity.

Avoid Pressure Washing:

  • While pressure washing may seem like a quick cleaning solution, it is not recommended for Duradek vinyl decks. Pressure washing can cause damage to the vinyl membrane and compromise the waterproofing integrity. Stick to gentle cleaning methods for the best results.

Professional Inspection:

  • Consider scheduling a professional inspection of your Duradek vinyl deck every few years. An expert can identify any potential issues and provide maintenance recommendations to keep your deck in excellent condition.

By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure that your Duradek vinyl deck continues to provide a durable, waterproof, and beautiful outdoor space for you to enjoy year after year. If you have any questions or require assistance with maintaining your Duradek vinyl deck, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Waterproof Decks Of Oregon. We are here to help you maximize the longevity and performance of your vinyl deck, allowing you to make the most of your outdoor living experience.