Improving the deck surface seems to have been the focus of the industry in recent years and framing system of a deck has traditionally been overlooked
Gainesville, GA (PRWEB) June 4, 2009
Wahoo Decks, the leading manufacturer of aluminum decking accessories, has announced that its aluminum deck board, AridDek and its aluminum, structural deck drainage system, DryJoist, are both non-combustible fire-safe alternatives to woods or composites traditionally used in deck construction.
AridDek is an aluminum deck board with a tongue-in-groove design that creates a beautiful, low-maintenance deck surface while providing the added bonus on an integrated gutter system for a dry, usable space below the deck. The safe, non-skid textured surface naturally stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks.
"Even though there has been a tremendous focus over recent years to develop fire-resistant deck boards for use in wildfire-prone areas, none of the new composites are truly non-combustible," said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. "Aluminum deck boards give homeowners the truly non-combustible deck board option they've been looking for."
Wahoo's newest product, DryJoist, is the first and only structural deck drainage system. When assembled, DryJoist creates a finished ceiling, waterproofing and the structure of the deck all in one system. Made of marine-grade, precision-extruded aluminum, the system is strong enough to replace the need for conventional wood joists and is impervious to rot, insects, mildew, and fire. Deck boards can be fastened to the system to the system in any direction without the need for extra blocking making it easier to create the custom deck surfaces and design options that today's outdoor living enthusiast expect.
"Improving the deck surface seems to have been the focus of the industry in recent years and framing system of a deck has traditionally been overlooked," said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. "What good is a fire-rated deck board when it's attached to the same old lumber frame?" "Aluminum deck joist give the homeowner the option of building a non-combustible deck."
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is the leading manufacturer of aluminum deck drainage systems. 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. In addition to deck drainage systems, Wahoo Decks also offers a complete line of aluminum railing. Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on http://www.WahooDecks.com.