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Why Aluminum Decking Is Perfect For Your Dock Space

Why Aluminum Decking Is Perfect For Your Dock Space

When you are choosing decking for your dock, the choices can seem overwhelming.

Our AridDek® Waterproof Deck System and Fortis® Aluminum Decking  are ideal alternatives to traditional dock decking materials that were developed with marine applications in mind.

1. Aluminum Decking Is Easy to Clean

Never stain or re-seal your dock again! Simply clean your aluminum decking periodically with soap and warm water to keep your decking looking fresh and new. Aluminum never has to be pressure washed and you won’t need to use any harsh chemicals.

2. Stability And Reliability

Over time, wooden docks can rot; but not if you use aluminum decking. Not only is it a very stable material, it also does not materially degrade; even with intense exposure to sunlight and water. This makes your dock or gangway impervious to insect damage, rot, and other types of decay.

3. Aluminum Decking Is Lightweight

Both AridDek and Fortis are lightweight. Making them easier to install than many other materials, and making them ideal for upper deck applications.

4. Slip-Resistant

Your dock or gangway may be near the water, but that doesn’t mean you need to risk slipping! Aluminum decking is slip-resistant because of its ribbed texture and powder coated finish. 

5. Cool to the Touch

Have you ever suffered the dread of burnt feet after stepping up from the water? With aluminum’s high thermal conductivity and our lighter color options, AridDek and Fortis provide a surface that naturally stays cooler to the touch year-round than other decking materials. 
Want to learn more? See our heat test video here! 

Would you like to learn more about aluminum decking options for your dock or gangway? Visit our marine decking page and shoot us a message!

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Independence Day ‘Deck-orations’: Celebrate The 4th Of July On Your Wahoo Deck

Independence Day ‘Deck-orations’: Celebrate The 4th Of July On Your Wahoo Deck

Preparing for a fun filled Fourth on your deck? There are several simple decorations that you can utilize to add to the festivities of Independence Day. You will have the most patriotic deck on the block with these simple tips. The great thing about celebrating Independence Day on your Wahoo Deck is that our aluminum deck boards stay cooler to the touch than other deck surfaces!

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Create A Patriotic Tablescape

By adding touches of red, white, and blue to your outdoor tablescape, you can easily display your patriotism. Adding these colors can be achieved through using red plates, blue glasses, and white napkins. Complete your table by spreading confetti across the completed table.

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Add Lighting

Hanging lights on your deck or patio for Independence Day will set the mood for festivity while creating a beautiful atmosphere when the sun goes down. Check out these DIY lanterns for a creative and fun way to add festive lighting to your deck space.

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Get Patriotic

The classic form of decorating for the Fourth is by adding American flags to your outdoor space. Whether you want to hang a patriotic bunting from your deck railing or add some flags to your garden, an American flag will complete your patriotic theme. 

For more 4th of July decor ideas, check out these ideas for Classy Ways to Add Patriotic Flair to your 4th of July Party

Are you ready to celebrate Independence Day on your Wahoo Deck? Don’t foget to share pictures of your deck space to our social media accounts!

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Summer Cookout Ideas

Summer Cookout Ideas

Kick off summer with a cookout on your deck! School will be out soon, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate with friends and family. This year, embrace new cookout traditions with good food, fun games, and all of your favorite party goers! Here are some of our best ideas for your summer cookout.

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Focus On The Food

We love enjoying yummy food with friends and family on the comfort of our deck. Whether you’re enjoying fresh vegetables from the garden or indulging in delicacies from the grill. If you want to entertain with side dishes other than the typical potato and pasta salad dishes, opting for specialty side items can be a fun start for everyone. Try changing things up with a Caprese salad with tomatoes fresh from the garden.

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Games Galore

Summer is the perfect time to break out all the lawn games. Corn hole is a fun way to have a little friendly competition amongst guests. Try a jumbo Jenga set you can put on the deck or a table on the lawn. If you want a game that keeps you cool while having fun, set up a slip’n slide on the lawn or break out the water balloons.

Summertime is the best time to get outdoors, spend time with your friends and family, and have a cookout with food, drinks, and games. If you are looking to update your outdoor living space, we can help. Contact the residential outdoor living experts at Wahoo Decks. We will work with you to create a deck you’ll love and use, year-round.

We love these ideas from wayfair.com. 

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Don't Forget The Drinks

No matter what ages you’re entertaining this summer, you will need some cold drinks on hand to keep everyone’s thirst quenched. Try mixing it up with fun drinks, rather than just lemonade and water. Whip up some watermelon margaritas for your adult guests, and add some bubbly soda for the kids! This is a party pleaser every time.

Check Out This List From Food And Wine Magazine For More Summer Cocktail Ideas

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Patio And Deck Trends 2021

Patio And Deck Trends 2021

While trends are fleeting, starting with a quality made aluminum decking materials from Wahoo Decks gives you a solid, long-lasting deck space in which to create your ideal outdoor oasis. Allow us to be your inspiration for decking trends this year.

Installing Deck Lighting In a Totally Dry Under Deck Area | Wahoo Decks Aluminum Decking & Deck Railing 1

1. Deck Lighting

The entertaining doesn’t have to stop when the sun sets. Using deck lighting can be aesthetically pleasing while being functional. With multiple options to choose from, there is a lighting style appropriate for your deck.

 

  • Post Cap Lights
  • Side Mount Lights
  • Under Rail Lights
  • Stair & Step Lights
  • Landscape Lights
Fortis Aluminum Decking On Dock Beside Lake With Table And Chairs

2. Accessories

Adding thoughtfully placed accessories on your deck is a great way to display your individuality. Some examples include:

 

  • Flower boxes
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Storage boxes
  • Seating options
DryJoistEZ Screened-In Porch

3. Add Another Level

Using a deck drainage system like DryJoistEZ or a waterproof deck system like AridDek makes it easy to create a second deck level with completely dry deck space below. These materials allow you to maximize storage space or living space and increase usable the living space of your home.

Fortis Aluminum Decking Installation

4. Use Low-Maintenance Decking Materials

The upgrades you make to your home’s surrounding area should be beautiful, while fulfilling a purpose and not add to your workload. When choosing a decking material, there’s no need to choose a high maintenance deck that will be more work than enjoyment. Saving time and money with Wahoo Decks aluminum decking options will guarantee enjoyment of your deck for years to come.
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Hosting a Kentucky Derby party on your Wahoo Deck!

Hosting a Kentucky Derby party on your Wahoo Deck!

With all the excitement that surrounds the first weekend in May, stir up your own fun with a themed Kentucky Derby party on your deck! A fun tradition will ensue with friends and family, and on a Wahoo Deck the fun will keep coming for years! Enjoy these recipes and decor ideas!

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Mint Julep Bar

As the traditional cocktail of the Kentucky Derby, no party is complete without this refreshing drink! Decorate the drink station with roses and garland, as you would the winning horse of the Derby!

Mint Julep Recipe:

  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces Bourbon whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons of water
  • 4 mint leaves

Preparation:

  1. In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar, and water
  2. Fill the glass with cracked ice.
  3. Add bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted
  4. Add garnish of mint sprig
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Decorating Your Deck - Derby Style

Feature the flower of the Kentucky Derby: red roses! Creating fun centerpieces full of red roses with a touch of equestrian flair is a great way to show your Derby style!

Check out Elva M. Design Studio for free printable signs and other decor ideas for your Derby party!

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Finger Foods of the Kentucky Derby

Showcase some of the delicious foods offered at the derby on your deck! A longtime favorite of the Derby is the Classic Pimento Cheese, served with pork cracklings.

Classic Pimento Cheese Recipe:

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoon favorite hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 12 ounce jar of diced pimiento
  • 16 ounce shredded sharp yellow cheddar cheese

Preparation:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the first 8 ingredients
  2. Fold in pimientos and cheddar cheese
  3. Cover and chill to 6 to 10 hours
  4. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes and stir before serving
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Take Bets!

Placing bets on the horses is a fun way to get into the racing spirit! If it’s for money or just bragging rights, it’s all still in fun! Create your own betting slips, and give out miniature trophies to the winners!

You can even buy customized trophies to give out. We found these on Amazon!

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