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LockDry Aluminum Decking
 
Approximate retail price:
$700
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Metal decking materials
About - LockDry Aluminum Decking

The LockDry Aluminum Decking is part of the decking test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, decking material models like the Aluminum Decking are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Resistance to slipping:
Resistance to slipping is amount of friction for leather and neoprene under wet and dry conditions.

Resistance to flexing:
Resistance to flexing is resistance to bending under load.

Resistance to sagging:
Resistance to sagging is resistance to permanent bending from gravity over time.
Features & Specs - LockDry Aluminum Decking
info Grained/smooth sides No
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User Reviews - LockDry Aluminum Decking
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4.0
I like the product
10/21/2013
Pros
Durable Coat Finish
Easy Installation
Heavy Materials
Looks great
Cons
Rather expensive
Trim Pieces Not As Durabl
Best Uses
Water Tight Use Under Dek
Comment:
The decking is very easy to install, but ordering long planks is a challenge. I needed 24 footers and the trucking company took four trys to get me enough undamaged material to do my project. The factory was great and shipped out the replacements promptly, but probably could do a better job in packaging and preparing for the inevitible use of fork trucks. The end result is great.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Completely Satisfied
7/14/2013
Pros
Affordable
Durable
Easy to clean
Great Ciustomer Servie
Water Proof
Cons
none at this time
Best Uses
Decking
Comment:
We used this product as flooring for our new deck. It was installed over 3 years ago and it still looks new. . It's durable, we us the space under our deck for storage and we've have zero water leaks. We use the deck daily and couldn't be more satisfied. Their customer service department was outstanding, I had a minor issue shortly after delivery of my decking and the customer service department addressed my concern immediately.<br /><br />Thank you for the service and product you provide..
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Very satisfied with LockDry
5/10/2013
Pros
Beautiful Color
Great look and feel
No Gaps Between Planks
Waterproof
Cons
Need Alum Blade To Cut
Needs Precision Install
Best Uses
Comment:
We installed LockDry on our front porch over a year ago and love it. It does require a carefully prepared subflooring so all of the planks connect to one another at the grooved joint, but an experienced DIYer can get it right. I had previously read the CRs review and it was very helpful. The extruded aluminum planks fit together very precisely and with a little caulk it sheds water easily. No complaints. Indeed, to our subjective sense of the summer time temperature, it doesn't get noticeably hotter than treated lumber decking.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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