Are you considering a new deck and wondering what the difference is between vinyl decks vs. polyurethane? And, which one is the better choice? Read on to find out.

Your deck is the perfect place to visit with family and friends, host parties, or relax the day away enjoying the outdoors. There is just one problem though—it hasn’t been built yet. The first big decision you will have to make when you are planning to build your dream deck is what material to use. So, the big question to ask yourself is what is the best option out there? Is vinyl or polyurethane a better option and what’s the difference?

When it comes to installing a deck, two of the most popular choices are often vinyl and polyurethane. Before you invest in new decking, it is important to explore the differences between both options prior to making your final decision. And, also to consider the warranty the various products provide.

For instance, our OmegaDeck, a polyurethane waterproof deck membrane, comes with a solid 20-year warranty.

Vinyl Decks

Vinyl decks are an easy-to-clean and virtually maintenance-free option. And, they don’t come with the hassles and high costs of traditional wood decks. Waterproof vinyl can be a great choice for you with warranties often ranging in the 10 to 15 year range.

In addition, vinyl decks don’t contain organic material, so there is virtually no risk of pest damage. While your deck may not have the same graining as a wood deck, it can still have a similar look and feel.

Available in a host of sizes, lengths, and widths, a vinyl deck can also be customized and built to meet your specific needs. For those of you looking to spice up the decor of your home with colour, you will find plenty of choices.

Vinyl decking material is not without its disadvantages, however. Vinyl decking may sag, requiring extensive support structure before it can be installed. And, since vinyl is almost entirely plastic, it can get rather hot to touch in the hot weather.

Polyurethane Decks

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply paint over the problems on that weathered deck?

With OmegaDeck, now you can!

OmegaDeck is a deck coating made from polyurethane. Comparable to the cost of a vinyl replacement deck, this waterproof membrane material is guaranteed not to leak, even in the most extreme weather conditions.

OmegaDeck Polyurethane Deck by NewPort Dry Deck

Also, a polyurethane OmegaDeck is proven to stand up to any powerful brush, cleaner, or power washer. For durable and long-lasting deck solutions, an OmegaDeck is the way to go.  

Polyurethane coating systems can be applied to deck surfaces of any kind.

Unlike vinyl, OmegaDeck has no seams! Water is kept out thanks to the continuous, durable barrier.

What’s more, applying this membrane to your deck can often boost the aesthetics and waterproof properties of worn vinyl decks. 

By using OmegaDeck polyurethane coating, you can say goodbye to stubborn stains, resulting in easy cleanups. You only need to wipe down your new deck or lightly brush it to keep it looking great. The colour, texture, and pattern of the coating can also be customized. 

When selecting decking material it comes down to personal choice. In order to make the right choice, it pays to check all your options including the warranties that come with the various options and the reputation of the companies offering the various products. No matter what option you choose, always hire a professional decking contractor who can do the job right and who stands behind their work with a solid warranty.

When you’re ready to look into polyurethane decks, give us a call to learn more about OmegaDeck. Also, check out our website to see what our customers say about us and to learn more about our product and services.

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