• 100% Waterproof - a Weatherdek surface is completely waterproof. This not only protects the structure to which it's applied but also allows for dry and usable space below the surface.

  • Maintenance-Free - Weatherdek materials will never crack, peal, blister, or chip and never require sanding or painting. Other than an annual cleaning with soap and water a Weatherdek Surface is completely maintenance free.

  • Designer Colors & Patterns - Weatherdek offers the largest selection of attractive colors and patterns available in an outdoor flooring system.

  • Credibility - Weatherdek has been waterproofing decks and roof deck areas for over 30 years, and are backed by industry leading written warranties.

  • Versatility - Weatherdek's membranes offer effective waterproofing solutions for even the most difficult applications.

  • Safety - all Weatherdek membranes are embossed to provide a non-slip surface even when wet.

  • Durability - Weatherdek materials are tough - and have proven to be effective in some of the harshest climates around.

  • Bare Foot Friendly - a Weatherdek surface will never splinter, and is free of bumps, ridges or gaps making for a comfortable walking surface even in bare feet.

Weatherdek PVC Membranes are specifically designed for use as waterproof walking surfaces on decks, patios, roof decks or where ever an attractive durable waterproof surface is required. The fact that these products serve as waterproofing materials makes the installation extremely important. Weatherdek membranes must be installed with waterproofing and roofing procedures

in mind and only by fully Qualified and Approved Weatherdek Applicators. Weatherdek's system of proven details and practices takes the guess work out of any waterproof deck application.

Weatherdek was founded over 30 years ago in the rain laden climates of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia coast, where waterproofing plays a large part in building design. The Weatherdek walk-able PVC membranes were developed to provide home owners, builders and designers an attractive, maintenance free, alternative to the ineffective coating and waterproofing systems of the time.

Since these early days much has changed in design and manufacture of building materials, but Weatherdek membranes continue to set the standard for waterproof outdoor flooring systems.

Weatherdek is committed to producing the highest quality products available and work diligently with our Research and Development and Quality Control partners to keep abreast of the latest technologies that allow us to provide our customers with the very best materials available.

Our network of Authorized Weatherdek Dealers and Applicators has literally hundreds of years combined experience to give you the confidence your project will be completely properly and professionally, the first time.

 

The WeatherRail System is designed to be virtually maintenance free. All components are coated with a polyester powder coating that can withstand the harshest elements. Never again will there be a need for the yearly, time consuming chores of painting and sanding. The WeatherRail system won't rust, rot, crack, split, blister, peel or ever need repainting. An occasional wash with soap and water to reduce dirt and grime build up is all that's necessary to keep your aluminum railing looking great for years to come. All WeatherRail components are fabricated using high grade extruded aluminum, which creates the ultimate combination of strength in a sleek yet practical appearance. The WeatherRail system has been engineered and tested to meet all North American Building Codes. Using a combination of prefabricated and custom components the WeatherRail system can be adapted to fit almost any application imaginable.

Beach Glass Rail

With a choice of Picket, Glass or a combination of the two in Railing Colours to choose from, there is a WeatherRail design to fit the scheme of any building.

  •     Maintenance Free
  •     Durable Powder Coated Finish
  •     200+ Custom Colours Available
  •     Picket or Glass Styles
  •     Engineered for Strength
  •     Quality Installations
  •     Custom Fit to Any Deck
  •     Suitable for Any Climate
  •     Privacy & Wind Control options
  •     Beach Style Rail
  •     Unlimited design options

Privacy Etched Glass Walls

Picket Railing

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a type of coating applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.

The coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as  aluminum extrusions in architectural building materials (guard rails), automobiles and bicycle parts.

Some advantages of powder coated finishes over liquid coating include:

  • Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC).
  • Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
  • Powder coating over-spray can be recycled and thus it is possible to achieve nearly 100% use of the coating.
  • Powder coating production lines produces less hazardous waste than conventional liquid coatings.
  • Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.
  • A wide range of specialty effects is easily accomplished which would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.

Glass Railing with Hand Rail

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Weatherdek membranes are a PVC sheet applied membrane, supplied in roll form and available in various thickness and widths. When installed the vinyl is laid out and fully adhered to most smooth substrates, all joints in the membrane are overlapped approximately 1" and heat welded, using a hot air welder, to form a fully waterproof seal. The vinyl is then mechanically fastened at the deck perimeters using a number of different details depending upon the specific application. 

Deck Preparation 

The recommended substrates for Weatherdek membranes are either, minimum 5/8" Select T&G Fir or G1S 3/4" Fir Plywood, or a concrete slab. In order to accept sheet vinyl these surfaces will require some preparation to ensure a smooth and uniform surface appearance once the vinyl is installed. To achieve this some sanding as well as the use of a cement or gypsum based floor levelling compound can be used.

The perimeters of the deck surface may also require some preparation and depending upon the chosen finishing detail to be used, a flashing may be required at either the outside or the inside edges of the deck.

The deck construction to which your Weatherdek will be applied plays an important roll in how your Weatherdek will look and perform throughout it's life span. The following are the manufacturers recommendations for the best performance from your Weatherdek:

  • Recommended Substrate - 5/8" Select Tongued and Grooved Fir or G1S 3/4" Fir Plywood
  • Recommended Fastening - 1 3/4" screws at a 4" to 6" spacing, as well as a quality construction grade adhesive between the plywood and joists
  • Recommended Drainage Slope - 1/8"/foot

Drainage slope on a deck is very important as improper slopes can cause water to gather and sit on the deck surface. Standing water can collect pollutants from the air or from other building materials in close proximity to the deck. 

Standing water may be harmful to the appearance of your deck surface!

 

You have just purchased the finest VINYL sundeck waterproofing system available on today's market. It has been installed by a fully trained licensed dealer using special tools, adhesives, hardware and caulkings which have all proven to be not only highly compatible with the VINYL system but also are the best available for the job. To maximize the life of your new WEATHERDEK vinyl sundeck, here are a few simple tips on how to clean and maintain the vinyl.

  • CLEANING: You should clean the vinyl surface regularly, using a mild soap and water solution (common dish soaps are fine). If the area is particularly dirty, use a stiff bristle push broom and scrub in a circular motion. This will loosen up the dirt at the bottom of the textured pattern so it can be sprayed away with a hose. Light pressure washing of the vinyl surface is also acceptable but care should be taken when spraying near heat welded seams and sealant caulked areas.
  • WARNING: Never let vegetable matter such as leaves lay on the deck surface for long periods of time. Their stains can be very hard to remove.
  • SPECIAL: There are often situations where stronger cleaning solutions are necessary. Citrus based spray cleaners can be used on oil, grease or wet paint spills but continuous or repeated use will breakdown the top coat finish and is not covered under warranty.
  • WARNING: No matter what the solution being used to clean your Vinyl surface, it should be only briefly applied. Test it first on a piece of scrap Vinyl to be sure it will not remove the color or otherwise affect the membrane. Most importantly, flush the area thoroughly with soap and water then rinse with water only to completely remove any residue. Under no circumstances are any acids, Ketones, Turpentine, solvents or other unnamed chemicals to be used. They will affect the finish and will not be covered by the warranty.
  • INSPECTION: The only maintenance, other than the cleaning, is inspecting the caulking used to seal around posts, pillars, corners, vents and drains. Sometimes the wooden structure to which the VINYL is sealed, cracks or shifts, and the seal is broken. Yearly inspection will uncover such problems and your WEATHERDEK dealer can supply the proper caulkings to fix the problem.

 

Need a new Deck? Vinyl vs Wood vs Composite?

Weatherdek is a sheet vinyl membrane used to waterproof walkways, landings, decks, stairways, roof decks, pool areas, entry ways, sauna and hot tub areas, patios, etc.

Weatherdek membranes are glued to a prepared surface and heat welded at the joints. Perimeters are fastened to ensure a long lasting finish. Weatherdek eliminates the need for repainting or restaining and removes such irritants as wood splinters, nailheads and unsightly cracks. The embossed texture provides a skid resistant surface for secure footing.  Weatherdek provides the comfort of knowing any surface that it is applied to will be waterproof, thus creating dry usable space underneath.

While actual costs will vary greatly from project to project, composite decking has shown costs of 2 to 5 times more than decks built from pressure treated wood, and nearly twice as much as a deck protected with Weatherdek Vinyl. While the cost of material contributes to this difference, a lot of the extra cost is attributed to labor. The composite decking boards have less strength than regular wood and have a tendency to sag or bow, so the supporting joists must be placed closer together. Additionally, each board must be pre-drilled prior to installation during the fastening process.While waterproofing your deck with a vinyl membrane will contribute to the overall cost of the material for your decking project, the installation is handled by expertly trained installers and the vinyl can be installed and walked on within the same day. Additionally, the primary substrate of the deck is still a solid wood foundation, which protected by Weatherdek vinyl, can last for decades.

Beyond the deck surface, it is the deterioration of the wood joists underneath the composite that must be considered. The drying qualities of composite decking on the surface can be counterproductive to the actual structure of the deck. While wood decking will absorb some moisture and eventually release it to the air around it, composite decking does not absorb water. Any moisture that gets trapped underneath the composite decking and on top of the wood joists would tend to stay there and keep the joist from drying properly, making the joists more susceptible to rot and decay. Weatherdek vinyl membranes virtually eliminate the issue of wood rot. The vinyl completely seals the deck with a water-tight surface and provides roofing grade protection for the structure underneath. The water is not absorbed by the deck, but drains with a natural slope and water routers and diverters that keep the structure protected.

5 important reasons to chose a Weatherdek vinyl membrane by Northern Ontario Weatherdek & Sunrooms.

CREDIBILITY

Northern Ontario Weatherdek & Sunrooms is an Authorized Dealer for Weatherdek Vinyl Membranes. You will receive a written five year limited warranty on our Classic and Designer series vinyls and a New Industry Leading Fifteen year limited warranty on our Contract Plus, Classic Plus, Designer Plus, Signature Stone Plus and Marble Tile Plus Series. 

SAFETY

Weatherdek's printed and embossed pattern provides a skid resistant surface for secure footing and eliminates such irritants as wood splinters, nailheads, sheeting cracks and concrete chipping. Ongoing testing of Weatherdek products ensure that strict standards are met for fire ratings, mildew inhibitors, ultra violet and heat stabilizers.

WATERPROOFING

Unlike conventional spaced decking materials, Weatherdek membranes offer a completely waterproof seal for your deck or balcony area. by eliminating the water and debris that can pass through other 'weatherproof' systems a Weatherdek application will turn the area below your deck surface into dry and usable space.  Weatherdek is designed to be used as a waterproofing product, that not only protects but enhances the appearance of the surface to which it is applied. Designed to withstand pedestrian traffic and available in a variety of colours, textures and thickness, Weatherdek can accommodate almost any application including decks, patios, walkways, stairs, hot tub and pool areas etc.

LOWER MAINTENANCE

A Weatherdek surface is easy to clean with just a mild soap and water, is attractive in appearance, tough wearing and cost efficient over it's lifetime.

DURABILITY

Weatherdek vinyls are tough...designed to expand and contract without splitting through the most extreme seasons.  Weatherdek vinyl has been installed in almost any climate North America has to offer, from Seattle to Halifax and Anchorage to Miami, our products have stood the test of many harsh climates.

If you are interested in discussing deck waterproofing options, contact Northern Ontario Weatherdek & Sunrooms or visit us on the web at www.decksunrooms.ca, Contact Us today for a personal consultation to tranform your backyard dreams into reality.