When you think about recycling you probably think of sorting your plastics and cans into separate bins. After all, aluminum cans are the most recycled item in the United States. It’s no surprise either if you ‘consider that over two-thirds of all aluminum ever produced are still in use today’ (The Aluminum Association). There are even more ways to make your home eco-friendly, for example, installing a environmentally friendly aluminum deck.
Aluminum decking is made from recycled products and can be easily recycled itself. Recyclable aluminum decking is different from other common deck boards, it is 100% recyclable, there are no harsh chemicals or VOCs, and requires little maintenance to keep it beautiful. While wood is recyclable, it is naturally going to rot overtime, unlike aluminum decks which will never rot or rust. On the other hand, composite decks are inextricably bound with non-recycle plastics because its components cannot be separated. “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).
“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, meaning you can comfortably walk across it barefoot” (Huso).
Wahoo Decks offers a variety of recyclable aluminum decking material that are manufactured using 45% recycled content from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap. This means all of Wahoo Decks products, such as, DryJoist, DryJoistEZ, AridDek, and Wahoo Rail are environmentally friendly! By installing Wahoo aluminum deck boards you benefit from not only having a sustainable deck drainage system but also an 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 apart of that. Learn more about Wahoo decking and aluminum deck boards by visiting our website: www.wahoodecks.com. You can also contact us online or call us at 1 (877) 270-9387.