What do you think of when you envision your perfect deck? You probably think about the size and type of decking you would use. However, you also need to plan on whether or not your perfect deck will have stairs. You’re likely not picturing aluminum deck stairs. However, maybe that should move to the top of your list!
There are a few benefits to adding deck stairs to your deck. A deck with stairs increases the value of your home. It also provides easy access to and from the deck to the yard. Also, they are aesthetically pleasing.
“Building deck stairs will provide ready access to the yard and add value to your home” (DIY Network).
Now that you’ve decided on stairs, you’ll need to decide what type of tread to use. Many homeowners and contractors will use the decking they built with as stair tread. For example, AridDek is an aluminum decking board commonly used for commercial and residential decks. But did you know AridDek can also the step tread for your deck stairs?
Here are a few benefits to using AridDek for your aluminum deck stairs:
Safety AridDek’s non-slip surface provides steady footing in wet or dry environments.
Durability Designed and engineered for high traffic use, AridDek decking is very durable. It is also naturally resistant to the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight and is fire resistant. AridDek is extremely resistant to staining, impervious to insects, and won’t splinter, decay, or rot.
Performance AridDek will not age or wear like alternative decking materials. The new appearance will show for years with occasional mild soap and water cleaning.
Cool to the touch AridDek’s high thermal conductivity will not retain heat, ensuring a cool to the touch surface even on a hot summer day.
Environmentally friendly Finally, AridDek is approximately 50% recycled aluminum. Using the recycled material consumes only 5% of the energy otherwise necessary to produce virgin aluminum. AridDek is a sustainable building product and environmentally responsible; aluminum is fully and repeatedly recyclable.
Are you building a deck for commercial or residential applications? Either way, Wahoo Decks is proud to offer AridDek aluminum decking as a durable and sustainable product for your deck. AridDek is a durable option that will leave your deck stairs looking and feeling brand new. For additional information about AridDek and Wahoo Decks products visit www.wahoodecks.com or feel free to call at 1-877-270-9387.
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products are engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks manufactures AridDek, an aluminum decking product, and also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial-grade aluminum railing.
Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, etc. are beginning to use their rooftop as extra space for patrons.
Aluminum rooftop decking is the perfect decking surface for these rooftop applications!
You know that AridDek is useful in many different types of applications, such as decking and docks, commercial and residential.
But did you know that AridDek is the perfect aluminum roof decking for rooftop applications?
In a majority of AridDek rooftop installations, a waterproof roof already existed, however, the architect or developer still decided to install AridDek. Not for its waterproof feature, but because AridDek aluminum decking is lightweight and durable as a walking surface.
Other benefits that make AridDek ideal as aluminum rooftop decking:
Powder-coated Finish: The powder-coated finish of AridDek provides a durable, non-slip surface for rooftop decking
Fire-Resistant: AridDek is a safe, fire-resistant walking surface, ideal for both residential and commercial applications
Light Weight: AridDek weighs one pound per linear foot, which makes AridDek easier to handle and much lighter than using concrete pavers
Durability of Aluminum: Rooftop decks face exposure to the elements 24/7; however, aluminum will not warp, rot, or decay over time
Recyclable: AridDek features 50% post-industrial/post-consumer scrap aluminum
Coors Party Deck at AT&T Park in San Francisco
From hospital rooftops to baseball stadiums, AridDek was designed and engineered for high traffic use in the most demanding applications.
AridDek’s interlocking aluminum decking boards create a seamless surface with an integrated hidden gutter system that channels water away and provides flexible sizing for any width or length of a rooftop deck. Each decking board is secured with a hidden fastener system, resulting in a gapless, skid-free, single layer watertight rooftop decking surface.
Whether commercial or residential, AridDek is ideal for any deck rooftop application!
Wahoo Decks’ aluminum decking is not only the highest quality but the best value you’ll find anywhere. Click here for more information and visit www.wahoodecks.com or call us today at 877-270-9387 to learn about rooftop options using AridDek!
Multifamily decking and balcony applications are a specialty here at Wahoo Decks. We offer an all-in-one decking and balcony system for use in multifamily construction. Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of aluminum decking, including drainage systems for exterior decks, balconies and low-slope roofs. Wahoo products have been engineered to be easier to install, have more flexibility in design options, and to resist natural elements better than other traditional deck drainage systems. With the recent upswing in the multifamily segment, Wahoo Decks has developed dedicated and full-time resources focused on multifamily applications.
AridDek aluminum decking is a waterproof surface approach for decks. The AridDek aluminum deck boards will never warp, crack, or fade. Time and time again AridDek has proven to be the perfect choice for remodeling, repair, or construction of exterior balconies in multifamily applications.
The single deck board system of AridDek capitalizes on the natural durability and longevity of an aluminum deck board, while also supplying a fireproof balcony that will not ignite, smoke or burn. The non-combustible, fireproof deck board is also ideal for multifamily applications in high fire risk zones.
Not only does AridDek offer durability and safety for owners, it also assists builders in achieving points towards LEED credits. AridDek uses 50% recycled aluminum content from industrial and post consumer aluminum scrap. This means AridDek is environmentally friendly.
DryJoistEZ used on Radius Apartments in Newport News, Virginia
DryJoistEZ Structural Deck Drainage System
Gone are the days of rubber membrane systems or concrete balconies. DryJoistEZ creates its own joist for the structure of the balcony or patio with a finished ceiling underneath. Additionally, the top of the joist allows for any type of walking surface material.
Made with marine-grade aluminum, the DryJoistEZ system has excellent weathering characteristics. It also provides protection to the components themselves. Furthermore, the structural design creates a 100% waterproof area below the balcony or deck, complete with a finished ceiling. By using this marine-grade aluminum, you will have a completely waterproof deck.
Comprehensively, DryJoistEZ offers a simple one step solution so that multifamily developers can add structure, waterproofing, and durability to a balcony.
DryJoistEZ is also naturally-resistant to rot, decay, warping, insects. Thus, the DryJoistEZ system will last longer than pressure treated lumber and other materials typically used to create balconies and patios.
Like AridDek, DryJoistEZ is environmentally safe. It uses 50% recycle content in manufacturing. Thus, it assists builders in achieving points towards LEED credits based on the standards set forth by the LEED Green Building Rating System within the categories of Recycled Content of Materials and Construction Waste Management.
Wahoo Rail as used in the Wahoo Complete System
Your options do not end at decking
The Wahoo Rail system was initially developed for commercial multifamily applications. Wahoo Rail is a quick, durable, and easy-to-install kit that is perfect for finishing your deck.
Available in white, mocha, and antique bronze, Wahoo Rail is 100% aluminum with a powder-coated finish. Kits include all hardware and materials for each section include one post assembly.
Wahoo Complete is one product that focuses exclusively on the need for a complete multifamily decking and balcony system.
Wahoo Complete includes everything a developer or general contractor could need for their multifamily decking and balcony needs. It is a pre-fabricated aluminum balcony for use in multifamily residential communities and includes railing, substructure framing and decking. Support is dependent on building design, options include either rod hung, knee-braced, post supports or cantilevered beams.
Wahoo Complete in New Brunswick, Canada
Like other decking products from Wahoo Decks, the Wahoo Complete balcony system is 50% post industrial, post consumer scrap aluminum. All balconies are fireproof, powder-coated, marine-grade aluminum. There US manufacturing and assembly is unique to Wahoo Decks. With a Wahoo Complete balcony, all multifamily balconies are dry-below deck. Meaning, no water, dirt or debris will fall to the balcony below.
Each Wahoo Complete project is a custom design by professional engineers to meet project specifications and building code requirements. Wahoo Decks will provide detailed drawings for construction and installation. Additionally, Wahoo will provide on-site consultation and training to the installation contractor as desired.
Wahoo Complete balconies are delivered at the job site and are bolted right onto the side of the building, it’s that easy!
From a surface approach like AridDek aluminum decking, to a structural approach such as DryJoistEZ, to a turn-key complete multifamily decking and balcony package like Wahoo Complete, Wahoo has your decking needs covered. Wahoo Decks is proud to offer several alternatives to traditional methods of building an exterior balcony. Further, Wahoo’s products are uniquely engineered to save time/labor. They also last longer and require lower maintenance than traditional balcony construction methods.
Wahoo Decks calls on the resources and experience gained from both the decking and floating boat dock industries to build our multifamily aluminum balcony system – Wahoo Complete™.
Wahoo Complete is a pre-fabricated aluminum railing and aluminum balcony system that is extremely durable. Our customers love that it’s low maintenance and that it also meets the most stringent commercial deck safety standards.
These prefabricated balconies are constructed from high-quality marine grade aluminum. They feature a durable baked-on powder coating to create a sturdy and attractive balcony addition for your building.
Builders Have Choices
Builders have the choice of using Ariddek waterproof aluminum decking, the DryJoist EZ deck drainage system, or traditional wood and composite decking options. We can ship decking surface and drainage additions to job sites pre-trimmed and installed. That means you save time and money.
Wahoo Decks also offers either Wahoo Rail™premium aluminum railing or Wahoo Glass™ deck railing options with our balconies. Both of these options make it easy to create a complete balcony solution. For safety and visual appeal, you can mount these balconies on existing cantilevered beams, suspended rods, or even mount them on posts.
During the building process, our support team works closely with building and design professionals. This helps us develop projects that are custom-designed to meet the specifications of each building plan. Working as a team results in a collaborative and fully-customized approach to designing and building the Wahoo Complete balcony system. Finally, using Wahoo deck rail ensures that Wahoo Decks can create the perfect, complete, prefabricated balcony system for its valued customers in the architectural and development industries.
Greg Rothermel, Development Director for Nustyle Development, said he came across Wahoo Complete on the Wahoo Decks website and was impressed after speaking with Wahoo product consultant Kyle Graf. Rothermel said he ultimately chose the Wahoo Complete system because the balconies are so lightweight, and “[because of the ability] to customize and powder coat to our specs, and then the price was very competitive.”
About Wahoo Complete Multifamily Balcony System
Wahoo Complete is a pre-fabricated aluminum balcony system for multifamily residential communities. Wahoo Complete is a safe, sustainable, eco-friendly aluminum decking product with a dry deck drainage system. Wahoo pre-fabricated balconies include railing, substructure framing, and decking– all in one system.
The Wahoo Complete balcony system is manufactured using 50% post-industrial, post-consumer recycled aluminum. Produced and assembled at the Wahoo Decks facility in Gainesville, Georgia, all Wahoo Complete balcony systems are made with fire-resistant, powder coated, marine grade aluminum.
The Wahoo Decks support team works closely with building and design professionals to custom-design projects to meet the specifications of every building plan.
About Wahoo Decks
Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor products headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia. Wahoo Decks products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit wahooDecks.com, or on social @WahooDecks.
Volunteer Management and Development Co. Selects AridDek Aluminum Decking for the Balconies at Maple Grove Apartments
Wahoo Decks announced today that Volunteer Management and Development Co. has selected AridDek Aluminum Decking for a second time for use on the balconies of its most recent renovation project at Maple Grove Apartments in Lewisburg, Tennessee.
“We [Volunteer Management and Development] have been in property management for a long time and strive to build or renovate our properties to be as low-maintenance as possible. Wahoo Decks has provided that for us plus it [AridDek] looks much more attractive than the alternatives,” said Tyler Tursky, co-owner of Volunteer Management and Development.
“Developers want decking products that are competitively priced, easy to install and that will cost them less over time to maintain,” says Jon Bailey, vice president, Wahoo Decks. “We’ve been manufacturing AridDek for over 15 years…projects from the decking on a feeding platform at the Georgia Aquarium, to a party deck at the San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Park, to a draw bridge in Australia. AridDek is a decking product that was originally designed for high traffic, harsh marine environments and like all of Wahoo’s products, it was engineered to last.”
In addition to being a low-maintenance decking option, AridDek’s classic beauty and clean lines complement any architectural style. AridDek was designed for high traffic use in the most demanding applications and offers long-lasting elegance that will not age or wear like alternative decking materials.
AridDek aluminum deck boards are ideal for new construction or remodeling of existing outdoor structures.
AridDek provides a lifetime of low-maintenance benefits while creating a gapless, skid free, single layer watertight surface. AridDek’s easy installation adds both value and space in a single 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.