What do you think of when you envision your perfect deck? You probably think about the size and type of decking you would use. However, you also need to plan on whether or not your perfect deck will have stairs. You’re likely not picturing aluminum deck stairs. However, maybe that should move to the top of your list!
There are a few benefits to adding deck stairs to your deck. A deck with stairs increases the value of your home. It also provides easy access to and from the deck to the yard. Also, they are aesthetically pleasing.
“Building deck stairs will provide ready access to the yard and add value to your home” (DIY Network).
Now that you’ve decided on stairs, you’ll need to decide what type of tread to use. Many homeowners and contractors will use the decking they built with as stair tread. For example, AridDek is an aluminum decking board commonly used for commercial and residential decks. But did you know AridDek can also the step tread for your deck stairs?
Here are a few benefits to using AridDek for your aluminum deck stairs:
AridDek’s non-slip surface provides steady footing in wet or dry environments.
Designed and engineered for high traffic use, AridDek decking is very durable. It is also naturally resistant to the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight and is fire resistant. AridDek is extremely resistant to staining, impervious to insects, and won’t splinter, decay, or rot.
AridDek will not age or wear like alternative decking materials. The new appearance will show for years with occasional mild soap and water cleaning.
- Cool to the touch
AridDek’s high thermal conductivity will not retain heat, ensuring a cool to the touch surface even on a hot summer day.
- Environmentally friendly
Finally, AridDek is approximately 50% recycled aluminum. Using the recycled material consumes only 5% of the energy otherwise necessary to produce virgin aluminum. AridDek is a sustainable building product and environmentally responsible; aluminum is fully and repeatedly recyclable.
Are you building a deck for commercial or residential applications? Either way, Wahoo Decks is proud to offer AridDek aluminum decking as a durable and sustainable product for your deck. AridDek is a durable option that will leave your deck stairs looking and feeling brand new. For additional information about AridDek and Wahoo Decks products visit www.wahoodecks.com or feel free to call at 1-877-270-9387.
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products are engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks manufactures AridDek, an aluminum decking product, and also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial-grade aluminum railing.