Vinyl Decking: Vancouver’s Favourite Cost-Effective Decking




By far, our most popular type of decking material in Vancouver is vinyl decking. This cost-effective decking has been a favourite amongst Vancouverites since it launched!

Vancouverites love vinyl for its durability, and affordability. In this article we’ll cover what vinyl is, how much vinyl decking costs, and why vinyl flooring is our most requested decking material!


What Is Vinyl Decking?

Vinyl decking is a waterproof material used to construct sundecks. Vinyl sheet material is strong, long-lasting, affordable, and slip resistant. This outdoor flooring makes the perfect low-maintenance, waterproof sundeck. While there are many distributors of vinyl in the Lower Mainland, our preferred distributor is Duradek.

Where’d It Come From?

Vinyl sheet material was first used in marine application. Its non-slip, waterproof surface made for the perfect exterior flooring on boats. Over 40 years ago, a couple of boaters from Kelowna, BC set out to create the ultimate decking material. Through trial, research, and redesign, the original vinyl sheet decking product was born. This product is known today as Duradek vinyl.

How Much Is Vinyl Decking?

Vinyl decking prices are typically less than wood or aluminum. Professional installation of vinyl decking starts at around $12 per square foot. Other factors like new construction can bring the price to around $17-$30 per square foot, on average.

Do Vinyl Sundecks Come In Different Styles?

With an endless number of style and colour options, there is a look for every taste. Depending on your deck goals, it’s important to find the vinyl style that’s justright for your space. Duradek vinyl comes in all shades, tones and colours to match your deck perfectly. Our full-service deck installation starts with a free consultation to better understand your needs. From there, our experts will help you choose the perfect design for your deck!

Is Vinyl Decking Easy To Maintain?

While some people prefer the look and nostalgia of a wooden deck, they don’t miss the maintenance of it. Vinyl decking has minimal maintenance requirements; a simple seasonal cleaning gets the job done. Using vinyl eliminates the possibility of your deck cracking, splintering, delaminating, peeling, or rotting. Vinyl also resists UV, mold, and mildew. To make sure your new vinyl deck lasts the test of time, it’s important to have it installed by a skilled professional. Without proper installation, even the best vinyl decking materials can be compromised.

Are Vinyl Decks Really Waterproof?

The biggest bonus of vinyl decking is its waterproof membrane. This means it can be usedin more applications than alternative decking materials. Vinyl decking is suitable for use over living spaces, storage areas, or carports. Its strength and ability to hold up in rain makes it a perfect solution for all outdoor decking needs.

When It Comes To Decks, Vinyl Ticks All The Boxes.

Vinyl decking provides a practical and cost-effective decking solution to Vancouver’s notoriously wet environment. Unless your heart is set on the beautiful, classic look of wood decks, than vinyl is typically the more durable and affordable decking choice.

See why these homeowners chose Duradek vinyl for their rooftop deck restoration.

“I called Citywide Sundecks and Paul was at my home within two hours of my inquiry. He was professional, knowledgeable, efficient and easy to deal with. The gentleman that did the vinyl on my deck came out and completed the job in one day with no mess left behind. The whole process took less than a week from initial inquiry. I would recommend Citywide Sundecks to anyone.” – A. R., Burnaby

Ready To Upgrade Your Deck?

Does this low-maintenance, cost-effective decking solution sound right for you? Citywide Sundecks is Vancouver’s top vinyl decking installer. Call us today at 604-786-3325 or fill out the contact for below for a complimentary quote on your decking project. We can’t wait to help install your next deck!