Deck Repairs / Duradek Repairs
Duradek and Aluminum Railing Repairs
Caldek Sundeck Systems has a variety of service options which can help you repair your Duradek. In most cases from between $200.00 and $800.00, which is a great deal of home devaluation that can be spared. While we repair issues with your deck, we will provide you with a vinyl and railing inspection to help find additional repairs required while our professional installers are on your patio. They can also provide you with a recommendation to have your existing vinyl replaced if it comes down to protecting your deck structure from rot.
All of our workers providing you with a inspection are proven Certified Duradek Professional Installers.
How does it all work?
Download the Repair PDF, fill it out and send it back with deck photos
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How to care and clean your Duradek™
To look its best, your vinyl deck should be cleaned 4 times per year using the Duradek Vinyl Cleaner. This environmentally safe cleaner is available from your authorized Duradek Dealer, Duradek Headquarters or order online from Amazon (Amazon.ca | Amazon.com). It is designed specifically for vinyl and will NOT leave harmful chemical residue like many household cleaners may.
Simply follow the directions on the label. Start with warm water and a stiff broom, scrubbing in a circular motion to loosen the dirt. The textured surface is ideal for slip resistance but does provide a place for dirt to settle, so the circular scrubbing motion will help pull that out. Then spray with a garden hose (under pressure) to wash away the loose dirt. You may also use a pressure washer with a setting of no more than 1500 psi (max) and hold the nozzle 12 inches from the surface. Be careful to avoid seams, railing attachments, caulking or house trims.
Finally, flush thoroughly with clean water. This is a very important step of deck maintenance as you do not want any remaining residue on the deck surface. The sunshine can cause a reaction with cleaning agents on your vinyl deck surface so it is important to rinse your deck thoroughly of all cleaner residue.
If acid rain or airborne pollution is a problem in your area, you may want to clean your deck more frequently.
Like any other floor surface, vinyl may scuff if abused. Try to avoid dragging heavy or sharp-edged objects over unprotected PVC. Skidding a bicycle tire, a roller blade or the edge of a running shoe across the vinyl creates friction, and the extreme heat and abrasion may possibly remove the print. Duradek vinyl membranes are manufactured with a solid ‘base’ color which is complementary (rather than obtrusive) if the print finish is removed from abuse.
Normal traffic will not damage the vinyl at all. Solid color membranes are available for high traffic areas to avoid wear patterns. Some manufacturers claim to have reduced the possibility of scuffing by adding a clear top coat layer to their PVC; however, this is an unproven technology that should be reviewed with caution. View the History of the PVC Clear Coat to see how attempts to reduce scuffing can have undesirable UV aging results.
Some consideration should be paid to the deck accessories that you chose. Rubber backed mats are not compatible with PVC and can cause discoloration. Metal edged snow shovels and sharp edged metal furniture should be avoided as they can puncture the vinyl and compromise the waterproofing performance. Certain tree saps like cedar can be very difficult stains to remove and organic debris (like leaves) left to sit for extended periods can stain as they decompose. Metal planters without protection underneath can result in planter shaped rust stains. If any of the above should occur – try to clean it off as soon as possible so the stain doesn’t have a chance to set (refer to our Care and Cleaning instructions on the back of the warranty card or on our Care and Cleaning page).
Note: A little precaution can help avoid the frustration of difficult stain removal. If you would like to use metal planters or other metal décor that can potentially leave rust stains on your vinyl deck, ask your Duradek installer for remnant pieces of PVC to place as a protective barrier between your accessories and your permanent vinyl deck.
If over time your vinyl deck surface has become stained or faded, you may want to freshen up the look. When professionally installed, vinyl deck surfaces do such an exceptional job performing their waterproofing function for the long-term that you may not want to re-do the whole deck purely for aesthetics. In this case, your vinyl can be painted with a specially formulated coating. The emboss texture will be preserved, but any print will obviously be replaced by the solid color you choose. If you do wish to re-coat your vinyl deck and would like some tips, refer to our Home Owner Resources on Re-coating.
Caution – Do not attempt to clean stains, paint or any blemish using any undiluted bleach, acetone, turpentine, lacquer thinner, ketone, acid or multipurpose stain or paint remover as you may cause removal of the vinyl print. Cleaning solutions must be dabbed, NOT rubbed. Wash well with cleanser and water, and then flush thoroughly with lots of clean water. Always test on an ‘out of the way’ place to ensure there will be no problems with the cleaning agent you’ve selected.