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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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Wahoo Glass Panel Railing Selected by NGBL Marine Construction Co. for its unique appearance, safety, and durability.

Wahoo Glass Panel Railing Selected by NGBL Marine Construction Co. for its unique appearance, safety, and durability.

North Georgia Boat Lift & Marine Construction Co. is one of the first to install Wahoo Glass Panel Railing on a dock at Lake Blue Ridge in Georgia.

Gainesville, GA September, 30 2014 – Award winning NGBL North Georgia Boat Lift & Marine Construction Co. has been installing Wahoo products for over a decade. Once the glass railing became available NGBL shared the concept with dock owners.

It did not take long for a customer to make the switch from picket dock railing to glass railing because of the unique appearance that glass railing added to the dock.

“The all-new glass rail system has been very well received by our customers,” said Jon Pack, owner of NGBL Marine Construction Co.., “another example of Wahoo’s continuous launch of new products and improvements.”

Wahoo Glass Panel Railing is built to last for many years to come.   The glass rail panels are made with approved tempered (or safety) glass.  Manufacturers of tempered glass use heat treatments during the manufacturing process that increase the durability, strength and safety of the glass.  If tempered glass is broken, the glass is engineered to break into small pebbles that are less likely to cause injury.

Available in 4′, 5′, and 6′ kits, for both straight rail and stair rail runs, Wahoo Glass Panel Railing relies on the same time tested,  low-maintenance solution as our standard picket Wahoo Rail offering; Marine-Grade Aluminum that won’t rust, warp or twist over time.  The aluminum rail sections are quick and easy to install; having 36″ & 42″ heights available, Wahoo Glass Railing is well suited for both commercial and residential rail applications.

Whether refurbishing existing docks or decks, or building new, this dock railing choice will preserve that perfect view while maintaining the fundamentals of safety and durability that are requirements of any handrail system.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system; Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits; and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.