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LockDry Aluminum Decking
 
Approximate retail price:
$700
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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Outstanding
5/31/2014
Pros
Durable
Light weigth
Looks great
No Maintenance
Cons
none
Best Uses
Roof Deck
Comment:
This material is outstanding. We replaced a pressure treated NYC roof deck. The wood splintered and warped and after becoming water logged was incredibly heavy. The aluminum decking is a beautiful clean look. It is also incredibly strong. We have large trees in planters on the deck with no problem what so ever. Installation was great. I would never use anything else for any outdoor deck.
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
Would never use anything else for a deck
5/1/2014
Pros
Appearance
durability
Functionality
No Maintenence
Cons
No Experienced Installers
Best Uses
deck
Platform
Walkway
Comment:
We would highly recommend this product and this company. We replaced a Red Ceder deck that required stripping and sealing each year and was prone to decay and insects. Carpenter Bees loved to drill through the rails and nest. It was a magnet for Wasps and Yellow Jackets, too, as well as carpenter ants. It was less than 10 years old. Enter LockDry. It is beautiful, functional, and keeps the walk out area below dry. We did install gutters for the drain/runoff of water into rain barrels we use for our garden. Customer support is very prompt and helpful in any way needed. I would never install anything else. All our neighbors are envious and suggest they may move to this when ready. It does get warm, but we used a thermal gun to test our cedar deck against the LockDry and the temperature difference is negligible. It just may feel hotter due to the difference in material. Highly recommend.
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)
 
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.
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