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Instead of decking material, you likely think of sorting your plastics and cans when you think about recycling. After all, aluminum cans are the most recycled item in the United States. So, it’s also no surprise if you ”consider that over two-thirds of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today” (The Aluminum Association). There are even more ways to make your home eco-friendly. For example, you can install an environmentally friendly aluminum deck.

Aluminum Decking Material 

Recyclable aluminum decking and decking material are different from other common deck boards. First, it is 100% recyclable. Additionally, there are no harsh chemicals or VOCs. And, it requires little maintenance to keep it beautiful.

While wood is recyclable, it will naturally rot over time. On the other hand, aluminum decking will never rot or rust. Furthermore, composite decks consist of non-recyclable plastics. That’s because you cannot separate its components further.

“In terms of green building, the biggest objection to composite decking is that, although it lasts a long time, it is very difficult to dispose of once it reaches its life’s end” (Evans).

Durability of Aluminum Decks

“Aluminum decks are an excellent option for durability and sustainability. Generally made with recycled content, aluminum is also fully recyclable. So, any scrap from construction can be reused. Should you replace your aluminum deck one day? The deck boards, which often have the look of wood, can also be recycled instead of going to the landfill. Aluminum is likely the toughest decking product you can buy. It’s entirely water-resistant and stays cooler than many other deck materials in summer. That means you can comfortably walk across it barefoot” (Huso).

Wahoo Building Products offers a variety of recyclable aluminum decking material. They use 45% recycled content. This comes from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap in the manufacturing process. This means all Wahoo products, such as DryJoistDryJoistEZAridDek, and Wahoo Rail, are environmentally friendly! By installing Wahoo aluminum deck boards, you benefit from having a sustainable deck drainage system, and the added bonus of a durable waterproof deck.

Aluminum recycling, whether it’s a can or a deck, contributes to making the world a greener place to live. Wahoo Decks is proud to be a part of that. Learn more about Wahoo decking and aluminum deck boards by contacting us online or calling us at 1 (877) 270-9387.

Sources:

Aluminum is Sustainable, The Aluminum Association

Sustainable Decking Solutions by Stephanie Evans

The Low-Down on Sustainable Decking Materials by Deborah R. Huson

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