Questions & How-to
about Vinyl Decking

How do I protect my vinyl sundeck and patio?

As we get closer to summer I often get questions about the best way to protect my vinyl sundeck or patio. Hopefully this post gives you the answers and confidence to host plenty of BBQs on your new sundeck.

Have a great summer!


Your outdoor living spaces should be used just as much as any indoor space when the weather permits. DEC-K-ING vinyl membranes were created for this specific purpose. Your outdoor area should handle virtually any activity that takes place in your house and more. We want people using their DEC-K-ING sundeck or rooftop patio to the fullest.

Summertime BBQ’s are a great example. By all means use your BBQ on your deck providing this meets fire code in your area. IF the BBQ is on wheels there is no problem moving it from one area to another. A lot of people choose to keep their BBQ in a covered area and move it to a more open area when it’s time to cook. Coal BBQ’s and smokers are also fine provided the heat source is elevated a safe distance from the ground. Preferably over 2′.

People often ask about their pets. Dogs and cats belong on your vinyl sundeck just as much as we do. There is no danger of a cat or dog ripping up the vinyl with their claws. Let them on your patio and join the fun. The same goes for women’s heels or stiletto’s. They will not damage the deck.

I hope that helps


About Brendan Houle

My parents, Roland and Gloria Houle started GLOBAL DEC-K-ING SYSTEMS in 1978. I have been working with the family business now over 20 years. I enjoy traveling around, visiting customers and training new installers. I take pride knowing our deck waterproofing systems provide years of maintenance free outdoor living.

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