Eco-Friendly Apartment Community Selects DryJoistEZ from Wahoo Decks for Its Sustainable, Durable and Easy to Install Features

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DryJoistEZ, Winner of Architect Magazines R+D Award, is the Deck System of Choice for Environmentally Friendly Multi-family Community in Virginia

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DryJoistEZ was a welcome addition to Radius Urban and we couldn’t be more pleased with the decision to install it as a wood-free alternative to traditional deck joists and support beams

Wahoo Decks announced today that Sifen Inc. has installed DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), an award winning structural deck drainage system with a built-in waterproof solution, in its newest development, Radius Urban Apartments. Sifen Inc. chose DryJoistEZ for its low-maintenance eco-friendly features, durability and ease of installation.

Radius Urban Apartments were developed to raise the bar in eco-conscious and green residential communities. From top to bottom, Sifen selected environmentally friendly materials that would also outlast more traditional options. In keeping with this approach, Don Smith, Senior Vice President for Sifen Inc., wanted a balcony material that would act as a low maintenance, visually appealing alternative to wood framing. He discovered DryJoistEZ, a sustainable, environmentally responsible deck drainage system from Wahoo Decks that would act as a waterproof deck structure and a finished ceiling with a beadboard appearance, all in one.

“Our architects and builders set out to create a green residential community in everything from the materials used in construction to electric car charging stations for residents,” said Smith. “We expected that finding a product that could meet our green building needs and, at the same time, offer durability, fire safety and strength, would be difficult. DryJoistEZ was a welcome addition to Radius Urban and we couldn’t be more pleased with the decision to install it as a wood-free alternative to traditional deck joists and support beams.”

“DryJoistEZ is composed of approximately 50% recycled aluminum, which requires only 5% of the energy needed to manufacture virgin aluminum,” said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. “With LEED and other certification programs, architects and developers are placing greater emphasis on eco-friendly building and design. Our goal is to meet their needs by bringing to market products that are both sustainable and innovative.”

About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking 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, DryJoist and DryJoistEZ (U.S. Pat. No. 8,276,344), a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. For additional information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

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