Low Maintenance Decking Options that Make Upkeep a Breeze

Low Maintenance Decking Options that Make Upkeep a Breeze

low maintenance decking optionsIf you’re curious about low maintenance decking options that will make upkeep a breeze, we don’t blame you. It’s natural to want a beautiful, functional outdoor area, but it’s also natural to want to avoid any unnecessary labor on its behalf.

We have good news for you: You have choices. Here are three of the lowest-maintenance decking options to make your life easy-peasy.

Solid Composite Decking Looks Just Like Real Wood

Solid composite decking is made from wood particles and plastic combined. It is strong, long-lasting and requires one or two washes a year to keep it clean and functional. It looks like wood, which makes it an awesome low maintenance replacement for the natural material.

However, solid composite decking is heavy and hard to maneuver. It’s not a good choice for installing alone … though it’s just fine if you call in an expert.

low maintenance decking optionsVinyl Decking Cleans with Just Water

Vinyl decking is an amazing option if you want to give it one good wash once a year and call it good. Not much sticks to vinyl, which makes it super easy for those with children or lots of leaf-dropping trees overhead. Anytime you see a mess, just heft that hose and give it a quick spray.

The colors also resist fading well, though since it typically comes in a basic range of hues – think white, gray and tan – it can limit those who have more exciting ideas for their deck. It feels light and hollow as you walk across it, however, which some people do not like.

Aluminum Decking Makes for a Fuss-Free Year-Round Decking

Aluminum is one of the best decking options there is. Not only is it attractive, and can come in a variety of colors – from gray to brown, light blue to green, and any color in between – it is extremely durable. It stands up to weather of all kinds and doesn’t corrode easily. Plus, you can clean it simply by spraying it down, or at most using a light, non-bleach cleaner from a bottle – or a homemade vinegar version.

Also, aluminum is a great choice for any deck that’s not sitting above the ground. For those whose decks drain right into soil, for instance, it doesn’t matter if there are huge holes in the deck surface. On the other hand, if you live in a condo or your deck is on a second or third story above your house, you want to funnel water another direction – say into a drainpipe.

That’s where aluminum comes in. It interlocks to prevent water from seeping beneath it so that you can collect and route it away.

Aluminum also offers other benefits, such as:

  • Reflecting sunlight so it doesn’t get very hot
  • Sturdiness, so it holds up to the abuse of heavy furniture or exuberant running from little feet
  • Lots of railing and paint options

Turn to the Deck Pros for the Best Options

Now that you’ve got a good handle on all your low maintenance decking options, bet you’re ready to get that outdoor living space installed. Don’t worry—it’s okay to have outstanding questions. That’s where our experts come in. We’re happy to guide you through your choices and help you find the right solution for your property, so connect with us today to get started.

Deck Design: AridDek – A Low Maintenance Option for Decking

Deck Design: AridDek – A Low Maintenance Option for Decking

deck design using AridDek aluminum decking low-maintenance decking

This home used AridDek as a patio room enclosure. Just one of the many ways a homeowner can use AridDek!

It’s that time… you are thinking about your deck design. You’re considering what you want your deck to look like and functionality questions and concerns too!

If you define the word “low maintenance” you’ll find that it means: Requiring little work to keep in good condition. Sounds good for your deck design, right?

This is exactly how Wahoo Decks would describe AridDek aluminum decking; a low maintenance decking board option that requires little work for the owner while staying in good condition.

What makes AridDek low maintenance?

  • The 6005 T-5 series marine-grade aluminum and powder coat finish of AridDek needs no staining, sealing, or painting.
  • AridDek requires no structural upkeep outside of a periodic cleaning with soap and water.

Not only is AridDek a low maintenance option for decking but there are also many other benefits for using AridDek.

  • AridDek is non-combustible; it simply will not ignite or burn
  • AridDek is durable and built to last. It is impervious to insects and will not split, splinter, decay, sag, crack, or rot.
  • Aluminum’s high thermal conductivity rapidly dissipates heat which keeps AridDek’s surface cooler than other common decking materials.
  • AridDek is family friendly because it uses no harmful chemicals and is stain resistant.
  • And last but not least, AridDek’s unique design creates a 100% waterproof space beneath your deck!

Not only are AridDek aluminum deck boards low maintenance, but you also can count on AridDek to be durable and environmentally safe. To learn more about AridDek decking and other aluminum products by Wahoo Decks visit www.WahooDecks.com or call Wahoo Decks at 877.270.9387.