Duradek Roofing & Vinyl Flooring
When it comes to roofing and vinyl flooring, it pays to stick with a trusted name in the industry. When you choose a Duradek installation, you know that you are getting a product that has been tried and tested over the space of forty years.
Polaris Roofing Systems will waterproof your walk decks, sun decks, balconies, or any other walk-able structure needing a waterproof membrane to protect your home with the product Duradek. Our lead installer has over 35 years experience in roofing and over 20 years experience with this product. Duradek is a 60 mil thick vinyl membrane which is fully adhered to your deck and has all seams heat welded, much like a TPO or PVC commercial roof would be.
Duradek Roofing Colors
We offer a wide variety of Duradek colors, textures, and patterns to match your design needs and installation goes quick with minimal down time from start to finish so you don’t lose the use of your deck. Duradek has been around for 40 years, comes with an industry-leading 10 year warranty, and doesn’t require expensive or time consuming maintenance. It is extremely durable and can withstand Arizona’s abusive weather cycles, and looks good for many years after application. Duradek qualifies for LEED points and is a “Greener” way to waterproof your home compared to other applications and materials.
At Polaris Roofing we focus on providing the customer with a professional and courteous experience from start to finish. We take pride in being the only certified installer of this industry leading product, Duradek, in the state of Arizona. We are happy to provide free estimates and to service the entire state of Arizona.
What is Duradek?
Duradek is the industry-leading waterproof vinyl membrane. It is the best roof decking material on the market. It is used to permanently waterproof your balcony or deck and looks great while doing so.
Available in a range of colors and patterns, this vinyl deck covering outperforms other rooftop deck materials every time. You can find the perfect pattern and thickness to suit your taste and budget.
As far as outdoor vinyl flooring for decks and waterproof decking go, no other product offers the same long-term warranty.
What is the best rooftop decking material?
What makes Duradek the best?
- It is quick to install because it comes in a sheet. This can be used immediately with very little preparation.
- You don’t necessarily need to wait for great weather to install it. It can be installed in just about any kind of weather.
- It can be used to cover up cracks and other surface abnormalities.
- The only real maintenance that you need to do is to clean it.
- The surface has some texture to it so that it is not as easy to slip on.
- It is entirely waterproof.
- It will last a long time and look great throughout.
- If you want a whole new look, you can re-coat it.
- This product is made in North America.
- It has the best warranty in the industry – a ten-year warranty.
- It is considered a fairly green alternative.
Duradek Installation Process
The surface is prepared, and the membrane sheets are laid out. Each sheet overlaps the previous one, and the seams are heat-welded together to make sure that they are completely watertight.
Where the membrane meets the walls, flashing material is bonded in place up the walls to ensure a completely watertight s
eal. The door jamb and sill are also covered to ensure that they are watertight as well. Edge and inside corner details are created through careful folding and fusing of the membrane, instead of relief cutting.
Is Duradek right for your roof or deck?
If you want a solution that is versatile, and extremely low-maintenance, then the answer is, “Yes.” Your deck is a place that you want to be able to spend a lot of time on. The last thing that you want to have to do is to have to spend a lot of time on maintenance.
While wood seems like an ideal solution for a deck, the truth is that it can be high-maintenance. And, if you skimp on the maintenance, you end up with a deck that starts wearing a lot faster than normal.
That’s where vinyl waterproofing can make a real difference – you get a similar high-quality look and none of the tedious maintenance.
As a homeowner, all you need to do is to ensure that the deck is cleaned using Duradek Vinyl Cleaner every quarter. This is specially designed to work with the Duradek and to remove tough stains without damaging the vinyl.
The process is simple enough – apply the cleaner using a stiff broom and circular motions. Allow it to sit for a while and then rinse off thoroughly.
An Annual Inspection
This is to ensure that all the caulking that seals pillars, corners, etc. is intact. If not, the calking needs to be reapplied. You also need to ensure that the underlying deck or balcony surface has not shifted.
If it does so, this might break the caulking seal, and you will need to apply sealant to fix the problem.
Protecting the Flooring
If you have a high traffic area, you can help to protect your flooring by using mats. These should not be backed with rubber as this can damage the vinyl.
The surface can be scuffed or torn if enough pressure is placed on so keep sharp edges away from the flooring and do not drag anything over it.
Caring for the Deck in Winter
Duradek is very durable and can be safely used during winter even in high-snowfall areas. To clear the snow, you would just need a shovel with a plastic edge. You can also use things like common rock salt to clear off the snow, as you normally would.
You just need to ensure that you rinse off any residue carefully before the spring.
Other Cleaning Products
It is best to use cleaning products explicitly indicated for Duradek to avoid damaging the membrane. Never use harsh agents like acetone, thinners, turpentine, acid, bleach, paint removers or multi-purpose stain cleaners.
If you are unsure, test on a patch that is out of the way first. And always be sure to clean off any residue carefully.
Duradek’s unique ten-year warranty gives three different levels of protection and the warranties are transferrable as well.
The Waterproofing Warranty
This covers you should there be any leaks as a result of a manufacturer’s defect a full ten years after the vinyl has been installed. Normally defects of this nature would be found during the first year after installation.
It should be noted that leaks due to punctures or scuffing are not covered under this warranty.
The Appearance Warranty
The decking is covered against discoloration that is excessive for up to five years. This warranty is unique to Duradek. Should the vinyl become excessively discolored during this time, the owner will be able to have it replaced.
The Warranty on Workmanship
As long as the installation is done through an authorized dealer, you will receive a warranty against faulty installation.
At Polaris Roofing Systems, we understand that what you need is top-quality design and workmanship. That is one of the reasons that we decided to become an authorized dealer for Duradek. The quality of the product matches our own exacting specifications.
For us, only the best will do and that is reflected in both the products that we offer and the caliber of our workmanship. You deserve the best and, with us, that is exactly what you will get.