the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often does my Vinyl DEC-K-ING need to be replaced?
A good vinyl membrane will not harden, crack, leak or rot. The biggest issue a DEC-K-ING customer will encounter is the inevitable fading of the original color or wanting an updated look! Your DEC-K-ING vinyl sundeck comes with a 15 year warranty when installed with our V-KOTE TEK™ Waterproofing System.
In fact, we continuously encounter customers with decks that are 20 years or older that are still an effective waterproof barrier.
Once installed, will I need to get my deck professionally cleaned?
No one likes to clean – especially when the seasons change and your deck is left muddy or full of leaves.
We’ve engineered our DEC-K-ING vinyl membranes with mildew inhibitors, making them easier and more hands-free to clean than traditional vinyl.
A simple detergent and a good medium-bristle brush, or even just a high-pressure hose, are the recommended tools for cleaning your deck. If you choose to use a power washer, make sure to do so on a low-pressure setting. But a good scrub is usually all that is needed for a brand-new looking deck.
Occasionally, you may encounter a troublesome stain that’s more difficult to remove. A simple concentrated lemon detergent should do the trick most of the time, otherwise Global DEC-K-ING offers a concentrated spot cleaner for purchase. Never use a bleach-based cleaner, as it will permanently damage the color of your decking.
For added UV and life protection, GLOBAL DEC-K-ING Vinyl Deck General Purpose Cleaner is also available. To find a dealer, click here.
My sundeck gets a lot of use, what about BBQ’s and pets?
Unlike most other materials vinyl sundecks can resist even the harshest of wear and tear. There is no need to worry about any type of pedestrian traffic on your deck. We were the first sundeck company to manufacture a reinforced vinyl meaning an additional sheet of vinyl laminated to the fabric. This method provides a stronger membrane and a superior seam when heat welded together.
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.
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 stilettos. They will not damage the deck.
Remove the pain of maintenance from your life by choosing vinyl sundecks by GLOBAL DEC-K-ING for your next project. It has been installed on four continents and along with V-KOTE TEK™ Waterproofing System, it is maintenance-free. It’s the best investment you will make to your outdoor living space.
Rooftop Patios & Gardens
Every investment into your home is an important one. It’s important that the material you select for your sundeck or sun patio lasts with minimal maintenance. Our DEC-K-ING vinyl membranes are designed to last well beyond a decade and do not require maintenance. Keeping your deck clean will be your only concern.
I want a rooftop garden, how will it work with DEC-K-ING Vinyl Rooftop Patios?
Having a garden on your DEC-K-ING Vinyl Rooftop Patio is simple. Our vinyl membranes have been protected so planters can be used without any concern about greater than average wear and tear. When soil or dirty water spills, you simply need to hose it down or pour water to wash the dirt away.
And remember, not all plants like direct sunlight!