Almost all residential decks in Greater Vancouver are made out of wood. If left exposed to the weather, deck surface and the structure beneath can deteriorate, leaving homeowners with a costly repair. Fortunately, deck’s longevity can be protected by a waterproof, seamless, and durable membrane made out of fiberglass.
Fibre-reinforced glass, commonly known as fiberglass, is a composite material often used for waterproofing of sundecks, roofs, door surrounds, bathtubs, and water storage tubs. Having been used on sundecks for more than a half of century, it is a proven material with an outstanding track record. Many homeowners demand fiberglass membrane when rebuilding their sundeck because of their positive experience with the material in the past.
Fiberglass membrane has a number of advantages over a vinyl membrane. Any type of seam on the deck surface makes a vinyl membrane vulnerable for leaks over time. Leaky seams are a nightmare for any homeowner because they cannot be dependably repaired without replacing the entire surface. Fortunately, properly installed fiberglass has no seams and provides no opportunity for water to seep through.
Beyond lack of seems, our fiberglass is highly durable and resistant to abrasion and discoloration. Fiberglass requires no special maintenance beyond simple cleaning with all-purpose detergent. Additionally, aged fiberglass can often be restored and recoated at a low cost.