Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of aluminum decking products, has recently developed recyclable, sustainable options for deck boards, deck joists and deck railing allowing builders, contractors and homeowners to extend the sustainability of their homes to their outdoor living areas.
The products, AridDek aluminum decking, DryJoist aluminum deck joists and Wahoo Rail aluminum railing are all manufactured using 45% recycled content from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap. Because of this recycled content, Wahoo Decks' products assist builders in achieving points toward 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.
"Aluminum is fully recyclable and it will last a lot longer than pressure-treated lumber typically used in deck construction," said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. "The benefits of aluminum go beyond it being recyclable. Aluminum is naturally resistant to rot, decay, warping, insects and fire, meaning no harmful chemicals need to be added to the material to increase the structural integrity and boost the longevity of the product."
The premise of Wahoo Decks is to provide outdoor deck products that are ideally designed to maintain their structural integrity and appearance and are targeted to both the refurbishment of existing outdoor structures and new builds. The most popular product lines, AridDek and DryJoist, are products to create a dry area below an outdoor deck, making the area suitable for an enclosed living area. Each of the products have unique benefits but both share a common feature that has fueled their popularity - they are both simple, one-step processes that can be quickly installed by a contractor or homeowner with standard tools and are 100% effective.