Community replaces aging wood balconies with AridDek aluminum decking boards. AridDek is a cost effective, sustainable decking product with unmatched safety ratings.
Faced with replacing aging wood balconies, Village Green, an award-winning apartment community in St. Louis, Missouri, recently turned to Randy Phillips, a veteran in the construction industry and CEO of Phillips Service Company. Randy recommended AridDek aluminum decking boards by Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. In August, Village Green installed AridDek, a waterproof aluminum deck board with low maintenance and a long lifespan, in 252 units.
Village Green wanted to replace the wood balconies with a product that would sustain long-term exposure to the elements and ensure fire safety. Yet, they wanted to do this all without sacrificing aesthetics. After an extensive review of products, Phillips recommended AridDek aluminum decking boards for not only meeting these needs, but also exceeding them.
With a tongue-in-groove design that provides a beautiful, low-maintenance non-combustible deck surface, AridDek aluminum decking boards also incorporate an integrated gutter system to create a dry, usable area under the deck. Its textured powder coating provides a safe, non-skid surface that naturally stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks. Unlike composite decking products, AridDek has a zero fire rating, is non-combustible and won’t smolder.
“My goal was to recommend durable, safe building materials that would save the property owner money on future maintenance. AridDek was the natural front runner,” said Randy Phillips, CEO of Phillips Service Company. “I was well aware of the benefits of AridDek but felt especially confident when the county building inspector was also impressed by its strength.”
“We are committed to designing and bringing the strongest and most reliable products to market,” said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. “That being said, we also think our customers shouldn’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for safety and long-term durability. To that end, we’ve put a lot of energy and research into creating AridDek so that communities like Village Green get a product that exceeds their expectations and enhances the overall appearance of the building.”
Village Green also installed Wahoo Rail, low-maintenance, pre-drilled and pre-cut aluminum rail kits that won’t warp, rot or decay.
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, a revolutionary waterproof and structural exterior aluminum joist, and Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits. Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on http://www.WahooDecks.com.