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LockDry Aluminum Decking

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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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Very LOUD!!
Durable finish
Did I Say Loud
Mold Builds In Channel
Best Uses
I also purchased a railing /glass system. Paint flaked of the railing in one year. This did not happen with the decking 10 years and going strong.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Industrial Strength and Clean Design
Best Uses
My contractor and I are impressed by this deck. Installation was easy and fast on plywood decking with a water barrier. The canal and groove design make it water tight. Strong enough for furniture, high-heeled shoes and hailstorms. We used it to add a balcony on top of a porch cover. The only problem was that we needed to improvise connecting it water tight to the wood board siding of the house.<br /><br />We also order a Nexan picket railing system. Their design team was very helpful. Installation came with a modest learning curve. The railing is very sturdy. Getting deck and railing delivered, however, took almost 3 weeks.<br /><br />Combination of LockDry deck and railing looks clean and professional. I expect it to last for decades with only minor maintenance like re-caulking seams towards the house. <br /><br />I wished the LockDry design would also come in a cheaper no-traffic version. Then I would use it immediately to cover flat sections of my house's roof.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Great decking
Easy To Install
Easy to keep clean
Excellent product support
No Local Distribution
Best Uses
Harsh environments
High Fire Danger Apps
Long Life Applications
Professional Grade Look
Second Story Decks
Waterproof Applications
I installed this decking along with Nexan's aluminum railing with great support from their factory staff. I was initially not too sure how working with aluminum would be, but it turned out to be quite similar to wood. A carbide tipped circular saw cuts through it just like wood. I was able to get lots of information and color samples from the factory. Installation was a breeze.<br /><br />This new deck replaces a second story redwood deck that required repair/replacement several times due to the local environment. This material should provide a permanent solution. In addition, it's waterproof nature now provides a nice dry area for the patio below. The old deck used to shed water and debris on the patio. It now stays clean and dry.<br /><br />Being in a forest, the fireproof nature of this material is also a big plus.<br /><br />I found the cost to be comparable to some of the higher end alternative materials even with the shipping charges incuded.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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