We get calls and emails from potential customers every week. Invariably, one of them always asks: Why should I use aluminum decking for my outdoor living space? Most people think of traditional wood products for their deck design ideas, like pressure-treated pine or exotic hardwoods. Yet, there are other options for building a deck or replacing their current decking surface. Many of our customers have discovered the advantages of Wahoo Decks’ waterproof aluminum decks and structural deck drainage systems.
Aluminum Deck Boards: Same Conveniences Of Traditional Wood, But With Many Advantages
Unlike traditional wood or composite decking options, Ariddek aluminum deck boards interlock to create a watertight walking surface. This feature creates a dry under deck area so you can enjoy your outdoor living space, rain or shine. Place a hammock or a swing under your deck, relax, and watch the rain. Or park the lawnmower and other tools under your deck to keep them out of the elements. Even better, create a workspace and complete outdoor projects year-round!
If your deck is not elevated enough, or if you don’t need dry space below your deck, Fortis aluminum deck boards offer aluminum decking benefits without the watertight feature. Fortis has grooves on each panel’s sides that accept hidden fastener clips– just like grooved wood or composite decking materials.
Low Maintenance Decking Options
Aside from ease of installation and deck design benefits, homeowners love the fact Ariddek and Fortis aluminum deck boards are low-maintenance decking options – definitely requiring less maintenance than wood or composite decking. Aluminum decking is a lot more resistant to elements, such as water, sunlight, pests. It can also be resistant to fire that can damage other types of decking materials. Also, you never need to stain or seal the powder-coated aluminum finish. Clean your aluminum deck periodically (depending on conditions) with a mild soap and soft brush. No pressure washer is required! (As a matter of fact, we recommend against the use of pressure washers or chemical cleaners because they could potentially damage paint or cause abrasions to the surface of your deck boards.)
Ariddek and Fortis decking surfaces are also excellent for marine applications. Our marine-grade aluminum decking is not susceptible to the same warping, rotting, splitting, and fading problems encountered with wood and composite decking in marine environments. Ariddek is also the perfect deck surface for upper-level sun decks, or party decks, on boat docks. Ariddek creates an attractive and low-maintenance upper deck for your dock that will also protect and channel rain.
With aluminum decking materials from Wahoo Decks, regular maintenance expense is a thing of the past. Aluminum decking materials never rot, chip, warp, or splinter, unlike these wooden deck planks that have buckled due to exposure to moisture and heat.ain away from boats, personal watercraft, and outdoor furniture.
Some of our biggest fans are actually the smallest. Kids and pets love aluminum deck surfaces! Aluminum decks stay cooler to the touch than wood or composite decking when exposed to extreme temperatures because aluminum decking reflects and dissipates heat much better than more dense wood and composite decking materials.
Have More Questions
Do you have questions about refitting your outdoor living space? Contact us today for samples or a quote!
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Like you, the Wahoo Decks team has been monitoring the rapidly evolving public health crisis related to COVID-19, and we want to assure you that nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees and customers. Wahoo Decks has implemented recommended guidelines from the CDC, and we continue to take the advice and recommendations of the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Our operating status has changed to allow our employees to work safely from home, but our presence in the community remains the same. Our online sales model allows us to keep operations moving along and to achieve our ultimate goal of bringing you and your loved ones together in the outdoors. We’ll be here for you when you are ready.
We currently anticipate only slight delays in production and shipping, but we will provide updates here should that change. Our current hours of operation will remain in effect (M-F from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
Although we don’t have every answer, and we know that the unknown can be frightening, there are several actions that can be taken to reduce the chance of spreading this disease. We ask everyone to be responsible. Practice the things which will protect yourself and your loved ones as we try to model those behaviors at Wahoo.
We also hope that you will take this time at home to enjoy your outdoor living spaces, and share them with us on social media. Additionally, we have decided to extend our Annual Spring Sale to June 20, 2020, to give you more time to save on your decking materials. (Some restrictions apply.) Visit our site today for a quote.
Be sure to follow Wahoo Decks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We look forward to hearing about your deck plans and seeing photos of your projects.
It’s great to have great neighbors, but there’s a reason that Robert Frost coined the phrase “Great fences make great neighbors.” You have begun to design your new outdoor living area. Next, you’ll want to consider ways to make that living area private as part of your perfect deck design. Our top 5 deck design tips for privacy provide privacy while also adding depth and beauty to your new deck space.
Outdoor curtains can add shade to your deck or patio area, and they give your decor a touch of drama and romance. You can find them at Home Depot or Lowe’s, and prices range from $15, up to $90. They’re quick and easy to install. We also love this DIY idea for making your outdoor curtains out of drop cloths!
The classic hedge wall makes the perfect privacy partition. This option can take a while to cultivate, but the lush green foliage also functions as a property marker, windscreen, and sound barrier. If you are uncomfortable designing complex landscape layouts on your own, you’ll want to consult a landscape design expert. You can also find many online suggestions and tips if you prefer to DIY.
Even if you can’t see your neighbors, unwanted noises can disturb the peace of your outdoor living area. Block sound from neighbor’s dogs or noisy traffic areas, and cancel your own noisemaking activities by creating a water feature. From simple and inexpensive, to more grand designs, most water features can be added in just a few days.
If you’ve enjoyed our top 5 deck design tips for privacy, give us a call today to find out we can help you add the aluminum deck of your dreams to your home or business.