Multifamily Housing Trends – Econodek Vinyl Decking
Many popular home and garden websites offer advice on deck and patio options for single-family residences. Few, if any, offer advice on decking surface options for multifamily housing trends. Econodek hopes to change that by exploring the reasons why owners should choose vinyl decking for multifamily residences.
Ease of installation
Vinyl decking surfaces are easily one of the most straightforward decking surfaces to install. Whether your multifamily residence has two, four, eight, or more decks, a vinyl surface can be installed on all decks nearly simultaneously during construction. This means that the construction of your multifamily residence can continue unhindered. Once installed, railings can be added quickly and easily. No wonder vinyl decking is one of the more popular multifamily housing trends on the market.
Ease of maintenance
Owning a multi-family residence can be a difficult and time-consuming investment. Installing deck surfaces that are long-lasting and hard-wearing is a good first step towards minimizing maintenance and extending the lifespan of the deck, as well as the residence as a whole. The Econodek vinyl membrane is easy to maintain, only requiring a light brush and rinse each spring and fall. Taking advantage of these multifamily housing trends and investing in vinyl decking for your multifamily residence now will save you a ton of headaches in the future.
Long lasting, really!
When you build a multi-family residence, you are likely planning to own your investment for many, many years. Likewise, you want the materials that you install to last equally as long or as long as possible. The vinyl membrane is a multi-ply decking surface that is built to last. With a shelf life of up to 20 years or longer, you’ll have long-term peace of mind.
Probably the most underrated advantage of installing a vinyl membrane on multifamily decks is the fact that it is a waterproof surface. What this means is that when installed correctly, the deck surface will protect the deck itself. Additionally, the attached housing envelope and everything underneath is given waterproof shielding. Really, what vinyl decking does, it ensures that the deck and the residence are not at risk of water damage due to an inferior decking surface.
For older multifamily residences, it can be difficult to find buyers in certain markets, particularly if your investment is starting to show signs of wear. One of the quickest, easiest ways to improve the value of your multifamily residence and help it sell is to have the decks resurfaced with Econodek vinyl decking. Not only does it immediately improve the look of the residence, it offers potential buyers peace of mind knowing that the decks are not going to be a problem. Multi-family residences can have their decks refreshed and renewed in just a few days, for less cost than you think. In fact, most of the cost will be recaptured through the increased value of your investment.
Whether you are the owner of a multi-family residence or are considering building a new multi-family residence, take into account the benefits of an Econodek vinyl membrane for your decks and protect your investment. Contact us today for more information about using Econodek on your next building project. Our experienced team of decking professionals is happy to answer any questions you may have about your build, reno, or redesign. Stop maintaining your decks and invest in Econodek waterproof vinyl decking.